"Somewhere Only We Know" as written by Timothy James Rice-oxley, Tom Chaplin and Richard David Hughes....
I walked across an empty land
I knew the pathway like the back of my hand
I felt the earth beneath my feet
Sat by the river and it made me complete

Oh simple thing, where have you gone?
I'm getting tired and I need someone to rely on

I came across a fallen tree
I felt the branches of it looking at me
Is this the place we used to love?
Is this the place that I've been dreaming of?

Oh simple thing, where have you gone?
I'm getting old and I need something to rely on

And if you have a minute, why don't we go
Talk about it somewhere only we know?
This could be the end of everything
So why don't we go somewhere only we know?
Somewhere only we know

Oh simple thing where have you gone?
I'm getting old and I need someone to rely on
So tell me when you're gonna let me in
I'm getting tired and I need somewhere to begin

And if you have a minute, why don't we go
Talk about it somewhere only we know?
This could be the end of everything
So why don't we go somewhere only we know?
Somewhere only we know


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"Somewhere Only We Know" as written by Timothy James Rice-oxley Richard David Hughes

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    MemoryThis cover by Lily Allen portrays a different imagery in comparison to Keane's version.

    I felt as if this song was speaking about a memory a girl once had.

    The girl came back to the place where she was so familiar with, a path where she has been returning to time after time. She sat by the river and reminisced of the days she once had with him. The simple days they've once had seems to be gone, and it seems as if she's the only one remaining in the past. She feels weary and wishes she could rely on him.

    Time passes, and she wandered back to the place where her and her lover once knew. She came across the fallen tree, and she asked herself if this was really the place where her lover and her wandered. The surroundings were no longer the same as they were in the past. She then realized that the simple days she had with him were from the past, a memory. It was no longer a dream, but perhaps a reality that she's getting older and need to learn to let go, and rely on someone new. She cannot keep waiting for the memories return again.

    She wishes she has a chance to see him again. A chance to be with him in a place they once only knew... A chance for a closure of letting go and a chance to move on from the memories...
    saudadeon April 21, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the best covers of all time!
    Lily's a lady. I don't know why so many people make her pass for this young immature girl. She's beautiful, creative, sweet, and has a lovely personality. She doesn't need to change.
    Irisflowerson November 11, 2014   Link
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    MemoryI cried when I first heard this song. Her sweet voice singing those terrible words mmade me cry.
    I am ALYon July 23, 2015   Link

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