"Elsewhere" as written by and Sarah Mclachlan....
I love the time and in between
The calm inside me
In the space where I can breathe
I believe there is a distance I have wandered
To touch upon the years of
Reaching out and reaching in
Holding out, holding in
I believe
This is heaven to no one else but me
And I'll defend it as long as I can be
Left here to linger in silence
If I choose to
Would you try to understand?

I know this love is passing time
Passing through like liquid
I am drunk in my desire
But I love the way you smile at me
I love the way your hands reach out and hold me near
I believe
I, I believe

This is heaven to no one else but me
And I'll defend it as long as
I can be left here to linger in silence
If I choose to
Would you try to understand?

Oh the quiet child awaits the day when she can break free
The mold that clings like desperation
Mother, can't you see I've got to live my life the way I feel is right for me
Might not be right for you but it's right for me
I, I believe
This is heaven to no one else but me
And I'll defend it as long as
I can be left here to linger in silence
If I choose to
Would you try to understand it?
I would like to linger here in silence
If I choose to
Would you understand it?
Would you try to?
Would you try to understand?


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"Elsewhere" as written by Sarah Ann Mclachlan

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    General CommentI feel this song is about coming to terms with being "different" and exploring your individuality on all levels, without allowing the opinions of others effect your opinion of yourself.

    "I believe there is a
    distance I have wandered
    to touch upon the years of
    reaching out and reaching in
    holding out holding in"

    It's as if she's been waiting a long time to make the transition between who others wanted her to be, and who she knew she was. and although i really have no idea of sarah's sexuality, other than having read somewhere that she was married to her drummer, I can't shake the suspicion that this one could be in reference to a same sex relationship, seeing how there has to be a connection between the message of the song , and the second verse, which is apparently about some sort of physical aspect of love. Either way, this is an excellent song about breaking free, I love it. :-)
    butterflydreamson May 06, 2003   Link

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