Is there a place that we can go to teach the children not to grow?
Where lovers don't remember where they met and heartbreak is easy to forget?
Is there no love to speak of?
Is there no love to speak of?

I'm looking for a place, looking for a place
I gotta find a new place to call home
I'm looking for a place, looking for a place
I gotta find a new place to call home

There has to be a closer country where love can live near me
I've got to find it because I'm not seeing clearly
There is someone knocking on my door
No one lives here anymore
There is someone knocking on my door
No one lives here anymore

Don't I know you?
You've got to believe me
We met yesterday
Don't I know you?
I don't believe her this bar is closed sir
Don't I know you?
I dont live here anymore!
Don't I know you?
I gotta get out, I gotta get out, I dont live here anymore!

Is there no love to speak of?
Is there no love to speak of?

I'm looking for a place, looking for a place
I gotta find a new place to call home
I'm looking for a place, looking for a place
I gotta find a new place to call home

Is there a place that we can go to teach the children not to grow?
Where lovers don't remember where they met and heartbreak is easy to forget?

There has to be a closer country where love can live near me
I've got to find it because I'm not seeing clearly
There is someone knocking on my door
No one lives here anymore

There is no love


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Dinner With A Gypsy song meanings
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  • +2
    General Commenti can only give write about what this song meant to be -- not what it is definitely about.

    last spring, when this album was in heavy rotation in my CD player, i was romantically involved with a girl at school who was originally from another country. she was the personification of "flighty" -- moving from emotion to emotion, and then back again, at the drop of a hat.

    one night, she'd spend all hours outside with me, the next, she'd ignore my calls. she was, in every sense, a gypsy -- one inclined to a nomadic, way of life.

    i finally got to a point where this song made all kinds of sense to me; i felt as if i would have been better had i stayed an ignorant, care-free child ("is there a place that we can go to teach the children not to grow?") and that it would be much better to just forget the whole experience.

    i felt like an integral part of the essence of 'me' had been taken; that, when friends came to my door, it was all a show -- no one really lived here anymore.

    this was all almost a year ago. i've washed my hands of it and i'm over it, but i was just listening to this album again tonight, and it's truly amazing the places music can take you. the conventions of time and space need not apply when music is involved,
    barabbason March 02, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentbarabbas i agree and think you are 100% correct, a lot of this CD has to do with heartbreak and I think you hit this one on the head.

    "Where lovers don't remember where they met and heartbreak is easy to forget?"

    Is a great line, showing he wishes he could just get over it, and emotions could change that simple.

    "Don't I know you?
    You've got to believe me
    We met yesterday
    Don't I know you?
    I don't believe this bar is closing sir
    Don't I know you? ( I guess I never did)"

    Is him living in this fantasy world that I talked about earlier, "Where heartbreak is easy to forget" This is that, it's over and they have forgotten each other.
    midorkaon April 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is written about some one who has been beat up by life and is looking for a utopia or heaven where he can continue on with life without looking back I also think that the writer (Croom) is singing about the absence of heart and all emotional state is gone (is someone knocking on my door, no one lives here anymore) it seems more about someone with a broken heart trying to move on and reastore his heartbreak and to regain feeling of his emotions HIL for life
    everytimewedieon September 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe bass in this song is sooooo good
    tierney87on January 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah it is. i love this song.

    the lyrics are amazing.
    bbqamazingon August 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe bass in all there songs are awesome, there bass player is AMAZING. this song owns
    GeeEyeGeffon December 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove the bass and the guitar solo :) my fav song of the albuM!
    arcruton January 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the musical diversity that this band displays. Their lyrics are equally incredible. It hits me on every level.
    adammcdormanon January 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's funny how you can't really interpret lyrics until you can relate to them... I just read the lyrics, and they made perfect sense to me.
    whatsgrimaceon February 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwould you mind giving us your interpretation?
    xXx10290on February 25, 2006   Link

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