In the middle of the night
When the air gets colder
The city lights change from green to yellow

I’m standing on the corner
all the lovers pass me by
I wonder what it’s like to walk in their shoes
I wonder if they feel the same as I do
All the days go by
I feel a step behind

I took a flight to Vegas
Rode a bus to LA
The tide to Seattle just to see the rain
No matter where I am
No matter where I go
Ain’t nothing changed
Just someone I used to know
Whoa Whoa Whoa Yeah

Well I swore I thought I saw you
Somewhere in Minnesota
It could’ve been a coffee shop
But that’s not your thing

Well the last place I saw you
Along the gulf of Florida
Well I wonder what it’s like to walk in her shoes
Well I wonder if she feels the same as I do
All the days go by
I feel a step behind

I took a flight to Vegas
Rode a bus to LA
The tide to Seattle just to feel the rain
No matter where I am
No matter where I go
Ain’t nothing changed
Just someone I used to know
Whoa Whoa Whoa Yeah

Is it warm where you are?
Can you still see the stars?
Searching high and low
Nowhere left to go
Still you’re just someone I used to know
Whoa Yeah

I took a flight to Vegas
Rode a bus to LA
The tide to Seattle just to feel the rain
No matter where I am
No matter where I go
Ain’t nothing changed
Just someone I used to know
Whoa Whoa Whoa Yeah


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    General CommentI believe the "someone I used to know" is himself. As my friend Nathan Roberts once told me in Vegas, "noone knows you better than yourself, with the exception, quite possibly of your mother". I didn't believe him until my mother actually knew why I was sad before I did. Come to think about it, Nathan has also been to Seattle and LA and he likes to stand on corners. Maybe this song is about him.

    Either way... definitely one of the elite, introspective, analyses of our time. Relax to this song, look inside, ignore your mother and get to know yourself like you used to.
    chrisfriendlyon October 13, 2011   Link

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