"Appalachian Springs" as written by and Richard Ashcroft....
Does anybody know where we're really gonna go?
I was wondering if we've got that real soul
You know the thing you cannot trade or ever own

Does anybody know where we're really gonna go?
I was wondering if we've got that real soul
You know the thing we cannot trade or ever own

The solitude, my sacred mood
The sacred mood
Appalachian Springs
All my things

Took a step to the left
Took a step to the right
I saw myself and I wasn't quite right

Does anybody know where we're really gonna go?
I was looking for answers in a soul
In the feelings that a man can't control
I let the fire burn bright in the dead of night
Disappointed she'd get I told a lie
I said that I would never be on their side

I took a step to the left
Took a step to the right
And I saw myself and it wasn't quite right
Took a step to the left
I took a step to the right
I keep it together, yeah?

And I was waiting for my number come
Like a bingo calling, singing in the sun
You said 'our number's 69', I said 'ok'

The solitude
My sacred mood
Appalachian Springs
All my things

Took a step to the left
Took a step to the right
Yeah, I keep it together
You know I'm not lying
Took a step to the left, yeah
I took a step to the right
I'm gonna keep it together

C'mon
Yeah c'mon
Ah c'mon

Does anybody know where we're really gonna go?
I was wondering if we've got that real soul
You know the thing you cannot trade or ever own
Or ever own
Or ever own
Or ever own
Or ever own
Or ever own
Or ever own
Or ever own
Or ever own
Or ever own

Good luck, I'm coming home
Feel so young
I don't know where I've gone

I took a step to the left
I took a step to the right
And I saw myself and it wasn't quite right
Yeah, a slip into the dreams
Slippin' out, slippin' in and out of dreams


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"Appalachian Springs" as written by Richard Ashcroft

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    General CommentRichard Ashcroft's words are so abstract...I always just tell myself they're about "life," 'cos I don't totally understand them all the time.

    To me this song is about not being a point in your life that you like. You're stuck, alone, and you know where you want to be and what you want to do, but do you know how to get there, and if you're even supposed to get there? That's why he says "I saw myself, and it wasn't quite right."

    And regardless, you think of what you want to become, but you're still not sure. "Slippin' out, slippin' in and out of dreams."

    I don't know....I love this song. It's one of those perfect Verve songs. So English sounding too.
    bueller84on October 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song always makes me think of the journey of the Verve. More the tone than the lyrics I suppose, but it feels like a nostalgic, 'I've been through everything and I'm still here but still don't have all the answers' type thing. It almost made me cry the first time I heard it. What a way to crown an album.
    RacingRaton June 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBrilliant song. Probably one of my favourite from the new album. Love the melody. The verve have evolved so much. Since songs like sonnet and drugs dont work to stuff like this!
    Jcm-93on February 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe chords to this are very Comfortably Numb, but it's amazing how the Verve manage to create a completely different song. Nick's guitar = bliss. And the end minute... say no more :)
    Rockechoon May 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song like a lot of Verve/Ashcroft tunes is about self doubt and mental illness.
    mrgrumbleon June 22, 2016   Link
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    General CommentTo me this is about finding yourself, your true inner self. And McCabe's outro on this song is a complete tranquil sea of bliss.
    Old school music loveron July 11, 2017   Link

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