"Standing Here" as written by Ian George Brown and John Squire....
I'm standing on a hilltop
A hundred miles from home
I can see the light surrounds me
I want you to show me round
I'm standing here
I really don't think you could know
That I'm in heaven when you smile

I'm drifting through the city
I'm swinging from a tree
I can touch but you can't feel me
You hear me as you sleep

I'm standing here
I really don't think you could know
That I'm in heaven when you smile
And I'm everywhere
I really don't think you could know
That I'm in heaven when you smile
But I don't think you think like I do
No matter how how hard I try
I always thought I'd have the answer
Let me tell you what I've got

I'm looking through your window
I might just have the key
Over me my free-fall baby
You hear me as you speak

I'm standing here
I really don't think you could know
That I'm in heaven when you smile
I'm standing here
I really don't think you could know
That I'm in heaven when you smile

But I'm everywhere
I really don't think you could know
That I'm in heaven when you smile
But I don't think you think like I do
No matter how how hard I try
I always thought I had the answers
Let me tell you what I've got
Oh let it rot I made them stop

I could park a juggernaut in your mouth
And I can feel a hurricane when you shout
I should be safe forever in your arms
I should be safe forever in your arms
I could park a juggernaut in your mouth?
And I can feel a hurricane when you shout
I should be safe forever in your arms
I should be safe forever in your arms


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"Standing Here" as written by John Squire Ian George Brown

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  • +4
    General CommentThis song is about being in love, and that is all. I really like the imagery of someone shouting 'I should be safe forever, in your arms.' It's ridiculous and sweet.
    Starguitaron June 05, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General Commentthis song is about a deceaased guy, who haunts his living girlfriend (in a non-creepy way)... love is eternal and death will not part him from being with her)
    bradleybon October 27, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthe last 2 verses are out of this world i could listen to it all day
    Dommykeay18on November 28, 2007   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningThe guitar intro is the same (very similar) guitar intro as the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar. Galilee (where JC was from) is 100 miles from Jerusalem where he was crucified. Therefor, using what was given to us: this song is about the resurrection, but twisted to also be about unrequited love. Pretty damn brilliant and hauntingly beautiful. One of the Roses best, no doubt. JC was crucified on a hilltop, he can see-the-light surrounding...
    jimshoezon June 20, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationLove the idea that it's about a guy who dies visiting his girlfriend, as soon as I heard this theory it completely makes sense.

    I have always struggled, like everyone else it seems, to decipher the "Over me my free-fall baby" line. It never sounds right when you're listening to the track and reading it. You get the same couple of guesses being regurgitated year after year even though it's nearly 25 years old. The other guess I see a lot is "over me my fruitful life, babe". Again doesn't really make sense and doesn't really sound like what he's singing.

    However after finally hearing it live a few years ago at heaton park I think I finally heard what he's singing:

    "Over me bright blue fork lightning"

    I've listened to live versions and I think this is the correct.

    Anyway the song is mint, and the last verses are perfection with the guitar:
    I can feel a hurricane when you shout: "I should be safe forever in your arms"

    Love it!
    Longpigon July 21, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI would say this song is basically about unrequited love: 'I really don't think you could know that I'm in heaven when you smile'; The guy doesn't see how the girl can't feel the same way (i.e. 'think like [he does]'), and would hope to turn her around to his point of view ('I always thought I'd have the answer', 'I might just have the key'), but he's pretty sure it's all in vain, 'no matter how hard [he tries]' to think otherwise.
    mrplutoron November 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song could be about a girl you have wondered about and you're in each others arms and you don't want to loses that moment. i'm a bloke and this song makes me feel so much adness
    kempeon August 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song starts off singing about the Sermon on the mount given by Jesus (blessed are the the meek etc..etc..) - the usual Roses/religious imagery.

    I'm sure the line in verse #3 is not 'over me my free fall baby' its 'Oh reap my fruit, for life it is (beautiful)'

    A juggernaut is a hindu God not a truck.

    The song seems to be an early incarnation of idea that 'the kingdom is all inside'.
    needle_tooon September 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagree with Dommykeay18, the last two verses are absolute genius. i could never grow tired of them either. uplifting and heartrending. reni's understated drums, mani's exquisite bass play and the guitar part at 4:52 - so hauntingly beautiful. truly a unique band and we were denied their talent at the height of their powers by greed. such a great tragedy.
    thewahwahon May 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI first heard this when I was 15 and just getting into music. Now I'm 26, and still think that those last two minutes encapsulate romantic adolescent longing better than anything else I've ever heard. Just beautiful.
    BennySon October 05, 2008   Link

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