"Land of Canaan" as written by and Amy Elizabeth Ray....
You can go to the East to find your
Your inner hemisphere
You say we're under the same sky, babe
Don't you realize, honey, it's not that clear
I'm not your promised land, honey, you know that I'm not
I'm not your promised one
I'm not the land of Canaan, oh sweetheart
Waitin' for you under the sun

I'm lonely tonight
I'm missin' you now
I'm wantin' your love
And you're givin' it out
I'm lonely tonight
I'm lonely tonight
I'm lonely tonight, ooh hoo, yeah

Well, the meaning's changed
For what it's worth
It's just a senseless game (oh yeah)
Well, I should think of love
But it's fear every time I hear
Honey, your heartbeat strain
It's not the fallen man
Honey, you know that it's not
It's not the call of time
It's just the London skyline, sweetheart
Tellin' me you're not mine

I'm lonely tonight
I'm missin' you now
I'm wantin' your love
And you're givin' it out
I'm lonely tonight
I'm lonely tonight
I'm lonely tonight, ooh hoo

Yeah
My blood is runnin' dry
My skin is, my skin is growin' thin
Oh, yeah, for every time you find yourself
You lose a little of me, honey, from within
It's just a ragin' cycle
Why can't we bring it all to the end of the line?
Shout it, baby
From inside this existence, no sweetheart
Time is not on my side

I'm lonely tonight
I'm missin' you now
I'm wantin' your love
And you're givin' it out
I'm lonely tonight
I'm lonely tonight
I'm lonely tonight, hoo hoo

I'm not your promised land (I'm lonely tonight)
I'm not your promised one (honey I'm tryin' to tell you that I'm lonely tonight)
I'm not your promised land
I'm not your promised one
I'm not the land of Canaan (I'm lonely tonight)
I'm not your land of Canaan (I'm lonely tonight) oh sweetheart
I'm not the land of Canaan, sweetheart
Waitin' for you under the sun

I'm lonely tonight


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"Land of Canaan" as written by Amy Elizabeth Ray

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    General CommentThis is about a lover, that isn't the one. But you keep going back to them because it's better than being along. And she's telling them that she's finally realizing that's she's not the one for them.
    isabellaxxxinnuendoon April 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMoses was not allowed into the Promised Land for sins he commited before the end of the exodus. The subject puts the lyricist on an unachevable pedastal, undeserving. The writer doesn't want to be viewed from afar, doesn't want to be the land of Canaan
    EZEebson May 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is the song my username comes from!

    I take it to mean that Amy has a relationship of some sort but the other half is out with someone else, hence the chorus. And she's not the promised land, meaning that she isnt going to sit around for 40 years while this person finds their way back to her. Just another song caused by heartbreak in a non-monogamous relationship...
    LondonSkylineon July 01, 2011   Link

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