"Nehalem" as written by Art Alexakis, Craig Montoya and Greg Eklund....
There is this rumor about
They say you're leaving Nehalem
Ever since our baby died

You've been seen with another guy
The whole damn town is talking now
They say you're leaving Nehalem
Hey don't you want me to go?
Hey don't you want me?

They say you're losing your mind
They say you're leaving Nehalem
You know how the bad words get around
Big noise in a hard small town

Tell me if you want me to go
Just tell me if you want me
They say you're leaving Nehalem
They say you're leaving me

Yeah, I know you need to break away
I don't give a fuck about what those people say
I hope you find everywhere you go
All the good things that you need to know
They say you're losing your mind

They say you're leaving Nehalem
There is this rumor out
They say you're leaving Nehalem
They say you're leaving me


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"Nehalem" as written by Craig Montoya Art Alexakis

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    General Commentthis song is about accepting rejection. he knows that his girlfriend is gone, and he can accept that if it makes her happy.
    Lusyphuron May 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI have always thought that Art wrote this one for me :)

    Yea, it's about realizing that sometimes you gotta let go the people or things you love, because that is the only way they are really going to find themselves.
    osubuckeye4on May 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. Its about not being able to take care of your lover anymore. your just not what they want anymore and everyone is strting rumors and your just like i love you but go, i hope your happy.....
    babydefon July 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNehalem, Oregon is a very small town on the Oregon Coast. The Nehalem River feeds the Pacific Ocean at Nehalem Bay. Great song!
    moeheadon July 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt seems by the first few lines that she's leaving because they had a child that died. I don't know if this happened to him, if I'm misinterpreting it, but it would be a reasonable motivation to leave.

    Either way, every time I hear this song, it makes me wish I was in a mosh pit. I could listen to it with just the instrumentals and be just as thrilled.
    gfunkmartinon December 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit just sounds like a bad situation all around
    johnjackmehoffon December 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's about an ex who leaves Nehalem and heads to LA and becomes a junkie whore and ends up dead from heroin 6 months later...
    Tricky1979on November 07, 2013   Link

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