"Anywhere But Here" as written by Baylie Brown, Robin Lee Bruce and Billy Crain....
Is this the end of the moment
Or just a beautiful unfolding
Of a love that will never be'
Or maybe be

Everything that I never thought could happen
Or ever come to pass and
I wonder if maybe, maybe I could be
All you ever dreamed

'Cause you are beautiful inside, so lovely and I
Can't see why I'd do anything without you, you are
And when I'm not with you, I know that it's true
That I'd rather be anywhere but here without you
Anywhere but here

Is this a natural feeling
Or is it just me bleeding'
All my thoughts and dreams
In hope that you will be with me or

Is this a moment to remember
Or just a cold day in December'
I wonder if maybe, oh, maybe I could be
All you ever dreamed

'Cause you are beautiful inside, so lovely and I
Can't see why I'd do anything without you, you are
And when I'm not with you, I know that it's true
That I'd rather be anywhere but here without you
Anywhere but here, anywhere but here

Is this the end of the moment
Or just a beautiful unfolding
Of a love that will never be
For you and me'

'Cause you are, you're beautiful inside, you're so lovely and I
Can't see why I'd do anything without you, you are
And when I'm not with you, yeah, I know that it's true
That I'd rather be anywhere but here without you
Whoa, ooh yeah, no, no, no, no, no


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"Anywhere But Here" as written by David Birenbaum Carrie Akre

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    General Commenti really love this song and it's one of my favorites besides Stay.
    doug has a really great vocal range and sings with a great passion.
    this is a great band <3
    xmessedxupxasxmeon June 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is beautiful.
    It's just so sweet, and nice, and just...ah, I love it :)

    And I agree that he's waiting for confirmation. It's obvious that he loves her, so I think he's just waiting for her to say that she feels something more for him too.
    randomhearton November 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThough the lyrics aren't that complex or intelligent, they do make the song great. There is just something about listening to it that makes me smile. Great song considering it's quite simplicty :)
    MikalThoresenon June 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe loves her and wants to be everything for her. He doesn't know if she wants him to be or not. This is a great song!
    bug1125on January 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe's finally putting all his feelings out there and wants to know if they're mutual. I agree he's waiting for confirmation. I also think it could be the first time he really puts his feelings out in the open.
    Awesome song, as are all songs by Safetysuit!
    alternativemeaningon May 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSafetysuit is clearly an amazing band. All of their songs are just so relatable.
    I love every single one.
    This is one of my favourites by them, for sure.
    BrownieMixOrgasmon June 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"you are beautiful inside, so lovely and i can't see why i'd do anything without you, you are. and when i'm not with you, i know that it's true that i'd rather be anywhere but here without you"

    enough said.
    meaningfulresponseson August 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    MemoryI have so many memories connected to this song. So many beautiful memories.
    Last December I fell in love with my best friend, and it was so fucking amazing finally being with him after loving him quietly for several years. One cold night we were lying on the top of a precariously swaying tower, watching the stars and holding each other close. Then i went away to another country for the Christmas holidays, and spent many freezing nights listening to this song over and over again as I realised how much I missed and loved him.
    Sadly we've gone our separate ways this spring. These memories keep me alive though, and hearing this song again helps me remember that we'll always be good friends even when we're not together. :)
    musicgypsyon July 18, 2012   Link
  • 0
    MemoryThis song makes me cry. Reminds me of my mom.
    XcomposerXon March 12, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationGeneral Comment:
    They had a point in time where they knew each other for a short time.
    "A cold day in December".
    But not enough time to develop a friendship.
    She likes him. She wonders if he could ever think of her as someone he's dreamed about being with. He moves away. Years pass by. They reconnect and pick up where they left off. He thinks "Maybe I could be all you ever dreamed"? She just wants to be with him.
    "A beautiful unfolding" is the passing of time, thoughts coming to the surface, questioning, doubting , hoping, feelings developing and waiting for that time.
    A beautiful song. It is my thoughts as well. Reminds me of someone from my past and I hope our lives cross paths again someday soon, because over time I have fallen for the man that he is, and I would love to marry him someday ;)
    Great song writing!
    Pinkescape787on March 25, 2014   Link

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