"Uncharted" as written by and Sara Bareilles....
No words, my tears won't make any room for more
And it don't hurt
Like anything I've ever felt before
This is no broken heart
No familiar scars
This territory goes uncharted

Just me in a room sunk down in a house in a town
And I don't breathe
No, I never meant to let it get away from me
No, too much to hold
Everybody has to get their hands on gold
And I want uncharted

Stuck under the ceiling I made
I can't help but feeling

I'm going down
Follow if you want I won't just hang around
Like you'll show me where to go
I'm already out
A foolproof idea, so don't ask me how
To get started, it's all uncharted

Each day I'm countin' up the minutes
'Til I get alone, 'cause I can't stay
In the middle of it all, it's nobody's fault, but I'm
So alone, never knew how much I didn't know
Oh, everything is uncharted

I know I'm getting nowhere
When I only sit and stare like

I'm going down
Follow if you want I won't just hang around
Like you'll show me where to go
I'm already out
A foolproof idea, so don't ask me how
To get started, it's all uncharted

Jump start my kaleidoscope heart
Love to watch the colors fade
They may not make sense
But they sure as hell made me

I won't go as a passenger, no
Waiting for the road to be laid
Though I may be going down
I'm taking flame over burning out

Compare
Where you are to where you want to be
And you'll get nowhere

I'm going down
Follow if you want to or just hang around
Like you'll show me where to go
I'm already out
A foolproof idea, so don't ask me how
To get started

I'm going down
Follow if you want I won't just hang around
Like you'll show me where to go
I'm already out
A foolproof idea, so don't ask me how
To get started, it's all uncharted


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"Uncharted" as written by Sara Bareilles

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  • +1
    General CommentThis whole album is amazing!
    m2991on September 07, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is absolutley amazing. It totally describes me and where I am in life right now. I feel like I'm taking a path that few people have chosen willingly, and my friends want to help, am I'm just like, "Follow if you wanna, but I have no idea where its going how its going to work out." My parents keep telling me I need to spend more time with the family, and I can't tell them what I'm doing or that I need to be alone to be sucessful. Maybe one day they'll understand, but for now it's just me and an everything that is uncharted.
    smartykat37on October 03, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think this song is conveying the message that she just wants to go her own way: a path that is her own; uncharted.

    Too much to hold, everybody has to
    Get their hands on gold
    And I want uncharted

    Everyone seems to go for the same thing and follow similar paths, but she wants something different.

    I know I'm getting nowhere
    When I only sit and stare like

    She's not getting anywhere while living the life she's leading.

    I won't go as a passenger, no
    Waiting for the road to be laid
    Though I may be going down
    I'm taking flame over burning out

    She's going to do her own thing, be independent, and take initiative. She's going to make her own choices and take her own path.

    Compare
    where you are to where you want to be, and you'll get
    Nowhere

    Their way isn't taking them anywhere.

    I'm going down
    Follow if you want
    I won't just hang around
    Like you'll show me where to go

    She doesn't know exactly where she's going, but she knows she wants to go there because she knows the alternative, which will take her nowhere.
    OrchidSunseton May 24, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThough I may be going down I'll take in flame over burning out
    kurt Cobain suicide letter reference.

    I think the song is about a huge break up, so she up and leaves, reevaluates her entire life, and starts down a new path. "follow if you want" She doesn't care what her family or friends think about this. They are welcome in her life if they want to be.
    moffinwonderlandon June 16, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think it's about a person choosing to take control of their life vs. "Hanging around" or "being the passenger." I really like this song
    Evilgranny606432on October 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove it. he has said this is the cornerstone song around which the others on the new album were created.

    I think it's about her trying to find inspiration to write her second album -- initially feeling a bit intimidated by the pressure with creating another 'hit', and then letting go of the pressure and starting to work on what felt right according to her gut.

    "Jump start my kaleidoscope heart
    Love to watch the colors fade
    They may not make sense but they sure as hell made me"

    "Compare where you are to where you want to be and you'll get no where"

    "I'm already out of foolproof ideas
    So don't ask me how to get started
    It's all uncharted"
    Museicalinon August 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA magnificent piece by Sara Bareilles and my new favorite song.
    wilsonyiuwahwongon September 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionLyrics corrections brought to you directly from the lyrics provided in Sara Bareilles's "Kaleidoscope Heart"album. I didn't divide up the verses so someone can fix that.

    No words
    My tears won't make any room for 'em. Oh and it
    Don't hurt like anything I've ever felt before
    This is no broken heart no familiar scars
    This territory goes uncharted
    Just me
    In a room sunk down in a house in a town and I
    Don't breathe though I never meant to let it get away from me
    Now I have too much to hold
    Everybody has to get their hands on gold
    And I want uncharted
    Stuck under the ceiling I made I can't help the feeling
    I'm going down
    Follow if you want I won't just hang around
    Like you'll show me where to go to
    I'm already out of foolproof ideas so don't ask me how
    To get started it's all uncharted
    Each day
    I'm counting up the minutes 'til I get alone 'cause I can't stay
    In the middle of it all it's nobody's fault but I'm
    So low. Never knew how much I didn't know
    Oh everything is uncharted
    I know I'm getting nowhere wen I only sit and stare like
    I'm going down
    Follow if you want I won't just hang around
    Like you'll show me where to go
    I'm already out of foolproof ideas so don't ask me how
    To get started it's all uncharted
    Jump-start my Kaleidoscope Heart
    I love to watch the colors fade
    They may not make sense but they sure as hell made me
    I won't go as a passenger no
    Waiting for the road to be laid
    Though I may be going down I'll take in flame over burning out
    Compare where you are to where you want to be and you'll get nowhere
    I'm going down
    Follow if you want I won't just make around
    Like you'll show me where to go
    I'm already out of foolproof ideas so don't ask me how
    To get started it's all uncharted
    wilsonyiuwahwongon September 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Compare where you are to where you want to be and you'll get nowhere"

    I love this line!
    twentythirdon February 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think this song is about her getting over a break up.

    "I'm counting up the minutes 'til I get alone 'cause I can't stay
    In the middle of it all it's nobody's fault but I'm
    So low."

    That's my favorite part.

    "Though I may be going down I'll take in flame over burning out"
    Oh and this part i think she is saying even though she lost she learnt something from that experience.
    ChrisSagiton May 02, 2011   Link

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