"Someone Else's Life" as written by and Joshua Ryan Radin....
Somehow, I’m leading someone else’s life
I cut a star down with my knife
And right now I still see the way the moon
Plays this tune
Though our night’s died

My hands shake
My knees quake
It’s every day
The same way

Cause then came you
Then there’s you
I keep your picture in my worn through shoes
Then there’s you
Then came you
When I’m lost, I look at my picture of you

Somehow, I’ll make tonight our own
Show you every way I’ve grown since I’ve met you
And right now I’ll be the boy in your next song
I’ll learn the parts and play along
If you’ll let me

My hands shake
My knees quake
It’s every day
The same way

Cause then came you
Then there’s you
I keep your picture in my worn through shoes
Then there’s you
Then came you
When I’m lost, I look at my picture of you

If you let me, I’ll show the world to you
If you let me, I’ll know just what to do
Cause then came you
Then there’s you
I keep your picture in my worn through shoes
When I’m lost in your eyes
I see the way for me


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    General CommentI love this song so much, I think it's about being in love and wanting the person to fall in love back.
    swwonderon June 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about someone who just dont have to guts or just cannot say what's in his heart to this girl.
    rjson July 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this is about a failed relationship and he wants it to start up again. ("show you every way i've grwn since i've met you")
    fireplaceon November 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think he feels so lucky to be with this girl, she is so out of his league, he feels like he is "leading someone else's life"

    i love the line, "somehow, i’ll make tonight our own
    show you every way i’ve grown since i’ve met you
    and right now i’ll be the boy in your next song
    i’ll learn the parts and play along
    if you’ll let me"
    ekmerritton January 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI saw Joshua in concert tonight, and he stated that he wrote this song for a girl, but she "would have none of it". He later wrote "The Fear you Won't Fall" for her, and they have been dating for the past year.
    meagain716on February 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti heard the same thing as meagain716...the song is for his current girlfriend, Schuyler Fisk, who is on tour with him.
    thatgirl 48on March 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song but i don't understand - why would you keep a picture of someone in your SHOES?

    i agree though i think it's written for schuyler
    xguncalledhatexon September 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt is written for Schuyler Fisk. There's a cute video here: youtube.com/… where he gives her a sidelong glance and says something about it being for his girlfriend and Schuyler blushes and everyone laughs.

    "And right now I’ll be the boy in your next song
    I’ll learn the parts and play along
    If you’ll let me"

    Those lyrics make me smile because Schuyler is a singer/songwriter as well. I really love how smitten he seemed to be with her...and no wonder why, she's a down-to-earth beauty who writes some beautiful music as well.

    I would love to know the story about the picture in the shoe too! Is this some kind of good luck thing or something? If I ever meet him in person, I might have to ask...
    dresdendollon February 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is absolutely about liking a girl and your unsure if she will like you back exactly the same way. The lyric "if you let me, i'll show the world to you" that to me means he is willing to do anything in his power to make this girl happy..
    mubrian11on November 04, 2008   Link
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    Song Meaning"I keep your picture in my worn through shoes. Then there's you. Then came you. When I'm lost, I look at my picture of you."

    I think it means that he keeps a picture or memory of her wherever he goes. He's not literally putting a picture of her in his shoes, but thinking about her always.
    maraxRIOTon July 15, 2010   Link

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