how many days have i felt like this?
how strong am i?
it feels so good to be free
and i want you to know how i feel

you take me from the madness, the awe inspiring sadness
take me to the places where the air is clean
fill my heart with wonder, wake me from my slumber [i've been sleeping]
toss me to the ocean like a sinking stone

could be a city thing
could be a blues thing
could be a country thing
could be the real thing

took a walk over the rocks on the beach
and I was thinking of all the things that I have and can never be
and I was dreaming lazy along your head as
i watched the sunset

you take me from the madness, the awe inspiring sadness
show me faces that I need to know [i've been sinking]
throw me to the ocean like a stone, i will just fall in [and i'll be drowning]
heaven knows where this flood will go

could be a city thing
could be a blues thing
could be a country thing
could be the real thing
could be a city thing
could be a blues thing
could be a country thing
could be a me thing
think, could be a blues thing
think, could be the real thing

you take me from the madness, the awe-inspiring sadness [ i've been sleeping]
take me to the places where the air is clean [and i've been drowning]
Fill my heart with wonder, wake me from my slumber [i've been sleeping]
back Into the ocean like a sinking stone [and Ivé been drowning]
lift me out of this logic leaves my heart grounded [i've been sleeping]
take me to the places where the air is clean [and i've been drowning]

meet me at the fountain, the one standin in the garden [you come listening]
I'll wash your hands as you just dance
stand by me
stand by me
my, my, my, my ,my, my, you're real fine


Lyrics submitted by mally1

(Could Be) A Country Thing, City Thing, Blues Thing song meanings
Add your thoughts

1 Comment

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such an incredible song. It’s a shame that it wasn’t included on Alone With Everybody, because it could’ve easily replaced weaker songs like “Slow was my heart” or “Everybody”, but I can see why it was hidden as a B-side. A bit too lengthy, and perhaps a little over-produced as well, but still amazing.

    As for interpretation, well, it’s clearly a love song. But the lyrics touch on topics of loneliness and isolation. I heard (or read) somewhere that Richard Ashcroft has had a history of depression, and I think the lyrics may reflect this – especially the first few lines of the song.

    This is a great “headphones” song, especially the last minute or so that contain several vocal parts that seem to come at you from every which way.
    rearden13on July 06, 2007   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain