The sky opened wide like the tide
and I wanted to know
where are my friends tonight?
so i got into my stride
and I walked to the thekla
I walked inside
and I peered into the atmosphere
and there were people and girls and beers and hair
but no one that I wanted
there was no one that i wanted to be near

are they at the reef?
we're over here
are they at ben moore's?
we're over here
are they at the capital theater?
are they at the ralph's?
we're over here
are they at some house?
we're right over here
are they on 4th ave. walking up and down and up and down?

when I find you tonight
I'll put you in my boat and away we'll ride
away from the city lights
to the place where the water makes the heavens and the earth collide
and oh my darling
I can feel you breathing
you're by my side
you're mine tonight

are they at the ralph's?
we're over here
are they at some house?
we're over here
are they at the capital theater?
are they at ben moore's?
we're over here
are they at mccoy's?
we're right over here
are they on state street driving up and down and up and down?

and what I want to know
is where all the people are
and where they go
and what I wouldn't give
to know where everybody gets together
where it is that they really live
and oh my baby
when I can't find you I go crazy
it more than sucks
it's just too much


Lyrics submitted by langdon, edited by wordsdrawnigh

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    General CommentThe beginning of the song is talking about seeing all of these people you COULD get together with, but none that quite meet your fickle standards.

    I think that this song is about having a very hard time meeting someone that you really click with. "When I find you tonight I'll put you in my boat and away we'll ride," totally awesome.

    It's about imagining what you will do when you finally find your 'true' love. Then wondering where all of the people you could get along with are?

    Just my two cents.
    three_sixteenon June 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlove this song
    publicon September 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great song ^^ it makes you want to dance.
    It sort of sounds like paranoia. Although I don't get the part where she sings "are they at the reef?" and another voice sings "we're over here".
    Hitachi007on May 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about Olympia, Washington.
    It's naming a bunch of places in downtown of the city.
    Also, the lyrics aren't "the raus" it's "the ralphs".
    0gdenon March 23, 2008   Link

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