"Knowhere" as written by Robert Martin Malone and David Gray....
Slow voices speaking through a hurricane
Said that I wanted but I lied
You're looking good
Hey man I can't complain
Ghost on the road at night

Seen him out walking he's just skin and bones
I don't see nothing in her eyes
Some call it hell felt like home from home
I'm dreaming different skies

I don't know where I
I don't know what I'm supposed to do now
Get it on all night
I don't know where I
I don't know what I
It seems to me boy
That you're doing all right
I don't know what I
I don't know where I
Long way to go now
Keep it all inside

36 hours but my mind is fresh
Live for the moment the I'm gone
Suck on the sympathy and feel the rush
Go on my blue eyed son

I don't know where I
I don't know what I'm supposed to do now
Get it on all night
I don't know where I
I don't know what I
It seems to me boy
That you're doing all right
I don't know what I
I don't know where I
Long way to go now
Keep it all inside

Don't know where I
I don't know what I'm supposed to do now
Get it on all night
I don't know where I
I don't know what I
It seems to me boy
That you're doing all right
I don't know what I
I don't know where I
Long way to go now
Keep it all inside


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"Knowhere" as written by Robert Martin Malone David Gray

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    General Commenti have no idea. at first i thought it was about him cheating on his gf or something. now it sounds like he killed someone. idk
    aimlessinwonderon February 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentya I don't get it. I thought it was just about life in general, like he doesn't know what to do in life in general?! but now I am just confused, is he talking to a son?! Does it have to do with sex?? Someone help!
    justlikeheaven05on March 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think he talks about endless journey...
    "36 hours but my mind is fresh"..
    basically keep walking look at positives of the world, suck on sympathies and kindness

    keep walking... no matter what happens to you...
    "Seen him out walking he's just skin and bone
    I don't see nothing in her eyes"

    but you still look good, be positive:
    You're looking good and man I can't complain

    Keep going keep walking: Go on my blue eyed son.
    Sometimes you will be confused dont know what to do.. lost direction:
    I don't know where I
    I don't know what i'm
    Supposed to do, now get it on all night
    I don't know where I
    I don't know what I

    But, I keep positivie keep going:
    It seems to me boy that you're doing all right


    You got a long way to go.. so keep positive, feel good on sympathy and kindness but keep going.. thats LIFE.. keep going..
    Thats what I feel.. may be wrong, but it looks positive to me.
    Cheers, Mukesh Pandya, India
    pandyamon August 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentA New Day At Midnight was written and recorded just after David's father died of cancer in 2001, and most songs seem to relate to that (it was dedicated to him, after all). Within that context, I think the song becomes much more straight forward. The first verse would be entering the hospital room. He says he wanted in, as soon as he does, he realizes he lied when he sees his father "just skin and bones".

    The chorus becomes a lament for a lost parent; "I don't know where I / I don't know what I'm / Supposed to do now / Get it on all night", while the end give the oft-repeated line about "being strong" and "keeping it all inside" when face with the death of a parent, especially for boys/men.

    The second verse gives a bit of that odd and often culturally misunderstood feeling of almost ecstasy when faced with grief. 36 hours later, he's "suck[ing] on the sympathy and feel[ing] the rush", and though it might not feel right, it helps get out of the moment and move on, even if he's still not sure how.

    It's actually an interesting song in its purity of relaying grief and moving on from it.
    Leafsdudeon December 14, 2014   Link

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