"Where In The World Are You" as written by and Anthony Dekker....
I've been looking in churches and looking in bars
Thought that I saw you in the oncoming cars
It was your reflection cast off by the light
And into the sky of this dark city night

And I looked for you up in the tallest of trees
Swayed back and forth in the mid-Autumn breeze
When the leaves reddened and left too
I knew then that it wasn't you

Where in the world are you now?
Where in the world are you now?
Oh, where in the world are you?
Oh, where in the world are you?
Where in the world are you now?

And I looked for you then in music and song
'Cause I thought I could find you there
They were only notes pulled from the air
Not the kind I could read or breathe if I dare

Where in the world are you now?
Where in the world are you now?
Oh, where in the world are you?
Oh, where in the world are you?
Where in the world are you now?



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"Where in the World Are You" as written by Anthony Dekker

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    General CommentI know this feeling all too well.
    myfirstbreathon September 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI know this feeling all too well.
    myfirstbreathon September 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think i do, too
    mlincolnon September 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentProbably my favorite GLS song.

    It means a possibility of two things to me. I think it may be introspective and he is looking for himself.
    "been looking in churches" --looking for himself in religion
    "been looking in bars" --been looking for himself at the bottom of a bottle
    "...reddened and left too" --thought he found himself but as things changed he realized he hadn't
    "music and song" --where he's looking now, maybe.

    Otherwise, I think it could potentially mean he's pining for his love.
    hypoxideon December 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is utterly beautiful - from the simple intro with the fingerpicking pattern & overlaid piano to the chorus with those haunting violin notes. Very fitting musically & lyrically.

    I think the voice in the song is looking for God, or a divine Creator. The lyrics hint of the natural beauty in this world - the tallest of trees, reddened leaves, etc - as if acknowledging the idea that there is a master creator to this world, but he can not find a supporting piece of evidence that proves the existence of such. He wants to believe, but just can't without tangible proof.

    The first comment on this song ("I know this feeling all too well") is also amazingly fitting. Seems like it could be sung in a chorus to another song of theirs, no?
    DSRon December 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI dont think its about god. I feel like its about a LDR, or even lost love? I just dont feel like its about god...
    wereTHRIVINGon July 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's a beautiful song.

    I think its talking about a love that's so gotten to him so much so that it feels that the object of his affection, and that thread of emotion never ever leaves him. And he senses it everywhere, thinking that he feels its presence, but yet it doesn't materialize. And he tries to find her in the most common places, like its a routine that they'd eventually meet... and in places of beauty, like the "tallest of trees", "music and song", he sees her too.

    And while it seems that he's doing the searching, in asking where in the world can "you" be found, it's he who very much wants to be found.
    geneologyon October 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think its about some one that he loved and their relationship is over and he is looking for her everywhere he goes, becuase he can never plan on seeing her, since they are done. He still thinks about her and hopes to run into her randomly

    Its alomst hopeless though becuase shes no where to be seen anymore

    And I looked for you there in music and song
    'Cause I thought I could find you there (this part is about all the music that he can relate to that has to do with his feeling for her)

    Or the song is about his true love who is somewhere in the world and he has yet to find her, but hes looking everywhere for her
    Melisssa16on December 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeah i pretty much agree with everyone. And i know this feeling too. you wonder where they are it could be figurative or symbolic. Symbolic as in maybe you still see the person but you are wondering where they really went? you know? hard to explain. like they changed and you just want them back.
    skijornon January 29, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of my sister who i lost four years ago...it seems to mean more than just a song about lost love...it seems as though hes missing someone so immensely but knows they cannot be found in this world anymore...cast into the sky...feeling them in the breeze...searching for their soul in music. i love this song.
    forthebirdson July 24, 2009   Link

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