"Anywhere But Here" as written by David Hodges, Derek Sanders and Christopher Bundrick....
Tonight is the one thing left
And I haven't said it yet, I'm falling
And the writings on the wall

Today was misery
And I just can't believe this happened
And I finally broke down (finally broke down)
She held onto my heart
But now my only star is falling
And it's burning to the ground

Now I'm crying out

Secret love, my escape
Take me far, far away
Secret love, are you there
Will you answer my prayer
Please take me anywhere but here
Anywhere but here

You're all I've got right now
No one else figures out this feeling
And how lonely it can get (how lonely it can get)
These words can cut right through
'Cause all along I knew you're sorry
But you haven't said it yet

But I won't forget

Secret love, my escape
Take me far, far away
Secret love, are you there
Will you answer my prayer
Please take me anywhere but here
Anywhere but here

When we're together
Thoughts of her disappear
If I fell to pieces
You'd heal this pain I feel

Secret love, my escape
Take me far far away
Secret love, are you there
Will you answer my prayer

Secret love, my escape
Take me far, far away
Secret love, are you there
Will you answer my prayer
Please take me anywhere but here
Anywhere but here


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"Anywhere But Here" as written by David Hodges Christopher Bundrick

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    General CommentAs for the meaning, I think it's simple. The relationship he's in isn't ideal. It's a lot of struggle and pain on both sides. But he has another girl on the side, and when things go wrong with the first one, he runs to the second one for comfort. Of course, this doesn't have to be taken so literally. His "secret love" could easily mean some other form of escape, like his writing or something.
    veggiestyleon August 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWithout Jason's genius lyrics and the Jason/Derek duo vocals,
    Mayday Parade has lost the spark that initially made them
    famous. They're still a good band, but there's nothing memorable
    about the Mayday Parade sound. They're just another band.
    TheBluestOCTOBERon September 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My Opinionsince jason has left the band has gone downhill. the lyrics are shocking compared to before and the music is now awful, theyve changed there style ever since theyve signed with atlantic records as well. im now listening to jason's new band go radio and the lyrics are so much better than this tripe, although it will never be mayday parade.
    eloeloeloon May 31, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch an amazing song <3
    cant wait for the whole album !!
    triplextinaaon July 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is just lacking something..
    =/
    r. pants, yoon July 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really like this song. It has a slightly different sound, which is good. It still sounds like Mayday Parade, though, which is also very good.
    routinexrioton July 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it IS missing something.. its unlike the rest of their work but i still love it alot..
    i think its pretty easy to understand but its kind of sad..
    i think hes saying hes with someone.. but in love with someone else.. his "secret love"
    and hes in love with her.. and wants to be with her but cant have her like he wants..
    and hes asking her to take him away from the situation hes in.
    i love this song i relate to it alot.
    triplextinaaon July 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentin love.
    xalixoon August 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionMayday Parade is still my favorite band, but this song... I just don't like it that much.
    The chorus is just.. eh. I don't know. haha
    But super excited for this album!
    October sixth(:
    SilhouetteDreamson August 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song...

    It's kinda different to their other stuff but you can expect that :-]
    I was honestly afraid that Mayday Parade would go down hill without Jason...but this is fantastic!

    They never cease to amaze me :D
    PoohBear1947on August 02, 2009   Link

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