"Another Town" as written by and Regina Spektor....
In another town
Don't let me forget
In another town
Mouth full of regrets
In another town
Please place final bets
In another town
But I know I know I know
In another town
My fingers so cold
In another town
My soul feels so old
In another town
I've sold all my gold
In another town
But I know I know I know
I love you

In another town
They've given me the key
In another town
I'm drinking for free
In another town
A girl just like me
In another town
But I know I know I know
In another town
The light fills my room
In another town
They're painting my moon
In another town
I won't see it soon
But I know I know I know
I love you


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"Another Town" as written by Regina Spektor

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  • +2
    General Commenti never herad someone sing "i love you" more beautiful and more meaningful than that!
    datzlon January 03, 2007   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionMy personal interpretation sort of goes along with just_old_light's.

    Regina, or perhaps she's speaking for/from another person, looks at all the possibilities of the outcome of her life if she hadn't been born in this life, or hadn't chosen the paths she did, or if anything in her current life had gone the other direction in the past.
    But then she looks at her life now and is not only telling possibly herself "i love you" but all the other people shes encountered and met in this life shes living. These people could be her friends, family, lover(s), etc. The "i love you"s could also go to all the people she could have met, or would have met if things were different.

    But then Regina, or the person she's speaking for, may be saying she wants to be elsewhere, "in another town" doing something else, being somewhere else, having other opportunities, etc. The "i love you"s in this case could go out to the people she has in this town, and how she loves them so much, and cares too much for them to leave to that "other town".
    Ragggamuffinon July 17, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEr, I was using the generic "he" out of habit, but I just realized that I've always envisioned the narrator as female ("a girl just like me"). Oh, self, will your genius never end?
    just_old_lighton July 25, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song means alot to me. soon i'll be moving and going to college. it reminds me of my town and all the regrets here and "all the gold i've sold", the free drinking. the it turns to when i move i'll be given new york's key to the city. the part "a girl just like me" really touches me because I always wonder if there IS another girl, in a far away place wanting to get out and move to nyc. the last part is my favorite. regina's "i love you's" are heart-felt.

    and I am screaming "I LOVE YOU" to my town as i pack and leave this shit hole.
    alexmakeson September 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentman!
    i love this song!
    and can't stop listening to it
    i swear, every time i hear this song, i want to scream 'i love youuu' spinning around with my arms wide open
    but i don't, because of how silly and overdone that is, and this song is better than that
    tnayemon October 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationWhen I hear this song it makes me think of a girl who's an escort, or a girl who's got a sugar daddy. The lyrics just seem to match: "I've sold all my gold", "I'm drinking for free", etc. Like she has a secret life, in another town with another man she's built a completely separate existence ("A girl just like me".)

    Then when she changes tone and starts the "I love you" sections, she's singing to a spouse or a significant other back home.

    The "another town" parts sound confident and just sort of matter-of-fact, she's stating all these things that she has got in this different city. But the "I love you"s sound sad and almost apologetic.
    rowan_on July 31, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song!!!
    queen_of_leaveson October 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgreed. It's so beautiful.
    shobhna_guerinon February 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah!
    this song it's beautiful
    i think it's about feeling so different when you are in "another town" far from your home


    regina have a gorgeous voice! ^^
    crow_hearton April 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a great ong to me about moving on... and reinvention.
    envirohodgeson April 30, 2007   Link

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