"Round Here (Acoustic)" as written by and Jon Christopher Davis....
Step out the front door like a ghost
Into the fog where no one notices
The contrast of white on white.

And in between the moon and you
The angels get a better view
Of the crumbling difference between wrong and right.

I walk in the air between the rain,
Through myself and back again.
Where? I don't know
Maria says she's dying.
Through the door, I hear her crying
Why? I don't know

'Round here we always stand up straight
'Round here something radiates

Maria came from Nashville with a suitcase in her hand
She said she'd like to meet a boy who looks like Elvis
And she walks along the edge of where the ocean meets the land
Just like she's walking on a wire in the circus
She parks her car outside of my house, takes her clothes off,
Says she's close to understanding Jesus
She knows she's more that just a little misunderstood
She has trouble acting normal when she's nervous

'Round here we're carving out our names
'Round here we all look the same
'Round here we talk just like lions
But we sacrifice like lambs
'Round here she's slipping through my hands

Sleeping children got to run like the wind
Out of the lightning dream
Mama's little baby better get herself in
Out of the lightning

She says, "It's only in my head."
She says, "Shh, I know it's only in my head."

But the girl on the car in the parking lot
Says: "Man, you should try to take a shot
Can't you see my walls are crumbling."

Then she looks up at the building
And says she's thinking of jumping.
She says she's tired of life;
She must be tired of something.

'Round here she's always on my mind
'Round here (hey man) I got lots of time
'Round here we're never sent to bed early
And nobody makes us wait
'Round here we stay up very very very very late

I can't see nothing, nothing
Around here
You catch me if I'm falling
You catch me if I'm falling
Will you catch me because I'm falling down on here
I said " I'm under the gun"
'Round here.
Oh man I said "I'm under the gun"
'Round here.
And I can't see nothin', nothin'.
'Round here.


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"Round Here" as written by David Lynn Bryson Steve Bowman

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    General Commentaround here? isn't it just - round here? maybe they change the name when they play it acoustic- she said she's tired of life she must be tired of something... - love that. ROUND HERE WE STAY UP VERY VERY VERY VERY LATE. deal with it. one love.
    mle_loveon January 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti have that version on a cd by the way- thought everyone might be dying to know- so there you have it.
    mle_loveon January 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWho cares what it's "really called"...everyone sort of understands the idea that round is short for around...i would assume?
    jvenrickon January 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMaria says she's dying
    through the door I hear her crying
    Why? I don't know

    That is possibly one of the greatest few lines in a song ever - This guy is starting to lose sight of who he is and where hes going because he keeps leaving peple behind. Here he's leaving Maria as he steps out the door. The sadest thing is though is that he genuinly doesnt understand why maria feels the way she does - how helpless and confused must you be standing on the other side of that door like him with this girl so messed up and depressed. - I can hear the cries of maria in my head when i hear this song!! imagine what thats like for the guy in the song.

    I can't figure out weather maria jumped off that building in this song(I dont think she did because I reckon that her saying she was thinkin of jumping happened BEFORE he left her at the beginning of the song and hes looking back on it) - Again though you can see here that the guy(adam?) is so warn down and kinda torn apart by seeing this girl he loves act and think like this that when she said 'hey im thinking of jumping' he didnt even reply.

    When he looks on life now he don't see nothing round here! hes left behind everybody hes loved and now hes kinda left himself behind also in the process.
    roundhere2on June 30, 2005   Link

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