"Somewhere North" as written by and Derek Webb....
It's a muggy night in Houston
And all the intersections are like full service stations
I'm on my way to a familiar place
It's cold in Kansas City
And you can no more hear me than I can see your face
How I wish it was just you and me

We wouldn't have to talk above the crowd
We wouldn't have to talk so loud

I give my life and all I am
But what I have to give
So I hand you a candid photograph of this little boy
'Cause I have nothing to my name
But I can give you that

I don't miss the driving
Seems like forever
And I'm always driving in my mind
And wearing out the road that gets me there

And I'm driving till my eyes just can't see straight
But I suppose that it's getting late

I may never find the sleep
I've lost all feeling in my hands and
Feet may touch the ground but
My mind's somewhere north of here


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"Somewhere North" as written by Derek Webb

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    General CommentThis song is soooo beutiful!!!!
    cdor24on July 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentman.. this song is so incredible...
    Phrenchornon June 19, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is beautiful. i love how he says "i have nothing to my name but i can give you that" as in, his last name and marriage. love it.
    jbreccoson October 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is criminally underrated, but in a way, it's a good thing, because it makes it more personal; retains more melancholy.

    I love this song. The way Derek's voice cracks and soars lends itself beautifully to the heart-wrenching sentiment in these lyrics. "We wouldn't have to talk above the crowd / we wouldn't have to talk so loud..." This will be my song until I find that person. "I'm always driving in my mind, and wearing out the road..."
    crystalynn84on October 27, 2007   Link

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