"Neptune City" as written by and Nicole Atkins....
You can't see me from this view
All the way down
Trailing the procession
I'll hide out a few more days
Then I'll be leaving this place soon

Our hearts are singing out just for you
A cemetery song for summer
And if we knew just what we could do
A cemetery song we'd not sing

I'm sitting over Neptune City
I used to love it
It used to be pretty
I'll come down, walk around a while
Until I'm sure I can never go home again

Maybe if I paid attention
I could learn to love the landscape I was born to
By the river in the rain
Let it make me new again

Our hearts are singing out just for you
A cemetery song for summer
And if we knew just what we could do
A cemetery song we'd not sing

I'm sitting over Neptune City
I used to love it
It used to be pretty
I'll come down, walk around a while
Until I'm sure I can never go home again


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"Neptune City" as written by Nicole Atkins

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    General CommentThis song is so gorgeous, it sounds like it belongs in a David Lynch movie! Her voice reminds me of the girls from Cocorosie, with less oddity.

    Anyway, Nicole Atkins is from Neptune City, NJ. I think this song is pretty simple. It's about going back to the place you are from and realizing it's not quite how you remember. It's like that with places from childhood--they are so different in your mind, so big and exciting, and then you see them with a more jaded, adult mind and realize that they are dingy, common places. She wants to see it with a new eye and love it again but she can't. She feels like it's a death in a way and doesn't want to go back again.
    RachWho?on January 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI CANT BELEIVE THISSSS
    this is is such a beautiful song and no one commented it???
    i love nicole atkins
    rainbowsclear1on August 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI CANT BELEIVE THISSSS
    this is is such a beautiful song and no one commented it???
    i love nicole atkins
    rainbowsclear1on August 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe old theme that 'one can't go home again' sounds like she came home for a loved ones funeral and got bummed out .maybe if she comes back for a wedding she will be more perky by the way why is netune city called a city wheres the skyscrapers subways etc but they have kellys and the river and a few good pizza places now that i think about it go elsewhere nicole and play your old phish cassettes. pax!love your music
    redbrickbuildingon December 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDirrrttty Jerrrrzzzz!
    ima_introverton June 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAhh this song is so good, I saw her live at Bonnaroo and she's amazing. Really cute too.
    AnonymousFan9on June 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI feel like everyone sees this song in there own perspective of the world . It's so amazing
    When I hear this song I think of her being somewhere else that's not earth but like space , another planet or even on one of neptunes moon ! She is very amazed about the perspective of the world and what humans can do and achieve . That maybe one day that we could get so advance that people wouldn't die , "cemetery song would not sing " she loves earth but loves space too and she's alone and she likes it that way , just admiring the beauty of the universe . Maybe she will learn to miss earth , where bad things happen like dealth but yet so beautiful wonders there. She will go to earth again because it's so alive and maybe she wouldn't want to be alone anymore.. like on a deserted moon of Neptune where bad things don't Happen just admiring beauty and existence.
    veronicaocon October 28, 2016   Link

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