"Somewhere else" as written by and Healy....
Home and away
Life goes on the same
We bury the pain
And hold on to love
Hear the song
Sing along

But what does it change this life is so confusing
Feel like I'm always losing

We come in
Knowing everything
But don't say a word
Till they teach it away
Words are found
Too close to the edge that we don't dare say

And this will turn into something else
Something else
And when it does I'll be somewhere else
Somewhere else
Where else?

And you say I should be myself
Despite all the wrong (dragging you back)
Forgive and then forget and on and on and on and on

This life is so confusing feels like I'm always losing
And this will turn into something else
Something else
And when it does I'll be somewhere else
Somewhere else
Where else?


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"Somewhere Else" as written by Francis Healy

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    General Commenthe's like you can try to fix small problems but wat will it change in the world?
    ~i love this song especially the "oh this life is so confusing, feels like im always losing"
    shootingStar527on January 08, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Hold on to love." My favorite lyric in this song.
    Celtic_FCon January 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe most beautiful Travis song ever, in my opinion
    I love Fran's voice
    aspirinvxon February 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI see two different meanings to this song that I can't really decide which seems to be the right one.

    First: how it is impossible to create a name for yourself in the world today because everyone else before you has already done it, seen it and then you die. "Come in knowing everything but don't say a word till they teach you the way" "And this'll turn into something else, something else, but when it does I'll be somewhere else."

    And then the second is closer to shootingstar's idea--that when something is screwed up and you know there is no way to fix it without making it into something worse--nothing you do will have any impact.
    citizenaimon July 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI see two different meanings to this song that I can't really decide which seems to be the right one.

    First: how it is impossible to create a name for yourself in the world today because everyone else before you has already done it, seen it and then you die. "Come in knowing everything but don't say a word till they teach you the way" "And this'll turn into something else, something else, but when it does I'll be somewhere else."

    And then the second is closer to shootingstar's idea--that when something is screwed up and you know there is no way to fix it without making it into something worse--nothing you do will have any impact.
    citizenaimon July 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSuch a bittersweet (but definitely more on the sweet side) song!

    This might be about amnesty. Might.

    Fran said in a live performance that it was about hoping for change and only having that change long after you're gone. So "somewhere else" might be the afterworld! C:
    Tsuppion January 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song leaves a certain melodramatic aftertaste in me. It reminds me of how we all go through life, missing opportunities and restricted by boundaries. Yet, that is how life is. I guess it's just my interpretation.

    "Come in knowing everything. But don't say a word, till they teach you the way."
    We are capable of so much, but we only do the things that we are told.

    "Words are found too close to the edge. That we don't dare sing."
    Some things feel like such a risk, simply because nobody else does it.

    "And you said I should be myself. Despite all the wrong, dragging you back."
    So of course, they keep telling us to be who we are, but you really can't.

    "And this'll turn into something else, something else. But when it does, I'll be somewhere else, somewhere else. Where else?"
    Things may change, but by then so will you, and yet again, you still can't be who you really are, because it all boils down to the first verse, "Home and away, life goes on the same."
    astronauticaon June 11, 2011   Link

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