A war's being waged and the world's just a stage (in this city)
The real estate's prime, the number plates rhyme (liquidity)
Wear a gun and be proud, but bare breasts aren't allowed (in this city)
Dream up a scam and then rake in the clams (liquidity)

(It's neither here nor there)
It's neither here nor there
North and south and east and west
(It has to be somewhere)
It oughta be somewhere
North and south and east and west

I take my payment, I catch my flight
And don't wait up for me tonight
(You may find me there)
And you might find me there
North and south and east and west

Have a quick throw or host your own show (in this city)
To a wolf from a lamb for just half a gram (liquidity)
The face of today just a scalpel away
Restore your lost soul for two dollars plus toll (liquidity)

Backs are patted when calves are fatted (in this city)
The emperor's clothes are the best for the proles (liquidity)
The guys with the brains are all bitter and vain (stupidity)
The guys with the luck got the bimbos and bucks (liquidity)

(It's neither here nor there)
It's neither here nor there
North and south and east and west
(It has to be somewhere)
It oughta be somewhere
North and south and east and west

I take my payment, I catch my flight
And don't wait up for me tonight
(And you might find me there)
And you might find me there
North and south and east and west

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South
East
West


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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is just amazing, nothing less. Possibly More.
    RingAnimatedon January 28, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionCritical of the modern day materialistic culture where money rules and buys happiness - but is not real anywhere - North, South, East or West.
    Tommy66on March 01, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionSounds like they are looking for morals. Everyone has a moral compass but so many of these moral compasses lead to varying degrees of depravity or skewed irrational thought. Seems like they just want to find a good moral compass that allows them to enjoy life but not at the expense of others.
    Woofcub71on December 31, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the song is about Los Angeles, where they recorded Starfish. Seems they had a cynical view of the city.
    Pagliaroon March 27, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my favorite Church songs, great song construction and I love Marty's hook. Steve is saying WTF is with this world!! Corrupt, dishonest, and inauthentic.."but you might find me there.."
    I find myself in that same place all the time. You're inhuman if can't see it, but you have to exist in it, navigate through it..
    Constitutionon August 08, 2017   Link

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