"Just the Other Side of Nowhere" as written by and Kris Kristofferson....
I come from just the other side of nowhere
To this big time lonesome town.
They got a lot of ice and snow here,
Half as cold as all the people I've found.
Every way I try to go here seems to bring me down.
I've seen about enough to know where I belong.
I've got a mind to see the headlights shining
On that old white line between my heart and home.
Sick of spendin' Sundays wishing they were Mondays

Sittin' in a park alone.
So give my best to anyone who's left who ever done me
Any lovin' way but wrong.
Tell 'em that the pride of just the other side o nowhere's
Goin' home.

Takin' nothin' back to show there
For these dues I've paid.
But the soul I almost sold here
And the body I've been givin' away.

Fadin' from the neon nighttime glow here,
Headin' for the light of day,
Just the other side of nowhere, goin' home.
I've got a mind to see the headlights shinin'
On that old white line between my heart and home.
Sick of spendin' Sundays wishin' they were Mondays,
Sittin' in a park alone.

So give my best to anyone who's left who ever done me
Any lovin' way but wrong.

Tell them that the pride of just the other side of nowhere's
Goin' Home.
Just the other side on nowhere, goin' home.


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"Just the Other Side of Nowhere" as written by Kris Kristofferson

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    General Comment'Just the Other Side of Nowhere' is about the dismantling of one's convictions. Yes, to no avail, he suspects he's done all he can do to prove there's validity in them. Now finding himself feeling very alone in his defeat, the song's bigger message is of shame or guilt. He had to flee from somewhere that he now reveals to himself as "home" to get here. Probably not a completely selfless act, meaning people were most likely left to deal with their real loss of him when he did. That's his first revelation of guilt. The second are probably the things he resorted to doing in order to survive during this endeavor that could've been seemingly beneath him or are in direct conflict with who he was when he thinks of himself back "home". And thirdly, I think most importantly, is the shame felt when he knows its finally time to believe he just wasn't good enough. Despite his good intentions and exhausted efforts, it just finally fell apart so miserably there was no way to make it all ever come together. -Amy aka Rivershoes
    Rivershoeson July 31, 2016   Link
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    General CommentIt's about being a stranger in a big city full of assholes. He wants to get back home where things are friendly and bright again.
    brinkon July 31, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is about trying to break in the Nashville songwriting scene.
    a1anorthon January 29, 2013   Link

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