"Go Places" as written by and Carl Allan Newman....
Yes a heart will always go one step too far
Come the morning and the four corners I see
What the moral of the back story could be
Come with me, go places

And a heart will always stay one day too long
Always hoping for the hot flashes to come
For the glue to dry on our new creation
Come with me, go places

Come head on, full circle
Our arms fill with miracles
Play hearts, kid, they work well
Like classics play aces
Stay with me, go places
Once more for the ages

Yes a heart should always go one step too far
Come the morning and the day winding like dreams
Come the morning every blue shade of green
Come with me, go places

Come head-on, full circle
Our arms fill with miracles
Play hearts, kid, they work well
Like magic, play aces
Stay with me, go places
Once more for the ages

Come one now, come all ye
This story breaks free here
Tales from the back pages
From somewhere, Encida
Deus ex machina
Good morning, Christina

Come head on, full circle
Our path blocked but sure we'll
Make records, then set them
Make copies, win races
Stay with me, go places
Once more for the ages


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"Go Places" as written by Carl Allan Newman

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    General CommentIn response to edwartica, Dan also mentions a Christine on the Destroyer song "Painter in your Pocket". Also the phrase "Deus Ex Machina" is latin for "god out of the machine" and is a literary term used to describe a character, event, or "act of god" that is used to bring the story to a completion, usually in an unsatisfactory way for the reader. However, i have no clue what the "Encida" is that is mentioned immediately before. It's still some badass wordplay though.
    jackkerouacon August 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOn another message board it was remarked that the line before "deus ex machina" might be "somewhere en scena", a latin theater phrase that would fit well with the following line.
    AlbertGatoron March 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe 3/4 time really adds to the cinematic effect of the lyrics; the whole thing sounds so classic! One of my favorites from the album.
    crossoveron June 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is the most accessable song on the new album thus far.
    I LOVE how Kathryn and Neko's voices intermingle on this song!
    I wonder if the Christina mentioned in this song is at all related to come crash from AC Newman's "The Small Wonder." Though that was Chrtistine, but...

    Then again, it may just be the Contessa syndrome.
    edwarticaon July 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYes a heart will always go one step too far
    And a heart will always stay one day too long
    Always hoping for the hot flashes to come

    O dear god. ;________; I might have a heart attack soon. Those words are so true and so prettyful.
    raiseyourvoiceon September 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song has a great Irish ballad feel. The lyrics are nice and complex, without being bizarre or pretentious

    It seems pretty straightforward, lyric-wise - she's exhorting her lover to come with her on adventures out in the world.

    NPR says that the guy who wrote the song wrote it for his wife, Christina, but had one of the women sing it because it sounded much better with her voice.
    JayDubyaon October 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI hear the line as "From somewhere, Encina", to rhyme with "Deus ex machina" (not that it has to be a perfect rhyme). Some creative googling came up with The Fiesta of the Virgin of Encina in Spain, which falls on the same day as Neko Case's birthday.

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    smileyyon December 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGood morning, Christy:

    nytimes.com/2007/08/19/fashion/…
    fortmon July 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics are... what's the word I'm looking for, sweet? simple but sound good. I like all the voices together on this. It sounds like an adventure, come with me.. go places!
    DJgifon July 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIsn't the one part "Come head on, Full circle"? Or is it "Come hell or full circle"?
    101Voltson June 08, 2013   Link

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