"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 CommentWhen I was in 9th grade, my English teacher assigned us to bring in a song that we feel very strongly about, that we feel describes us or expresses us in some way.

    I chose this song. In the first place, while people see me as loud and outgoing, there is nothing I treasure more than being alone, and finding that "calm inside me, in the space where I can breathe."

    And "There is a distance I have wanted to touch upon" -- I feel that, my whole life, I've been searching for the perfect distance between me and others. Close enough to be connected, but far enough away for me to be comfortable and to be alone every now and then. I told my boyfriend about this song, because I want him to understand that even though I love him, I have that quite space where I am alone and don't want to be reached...
    OriginOfLoveon July 29, 2006   Link

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