I know a place
Down past an old shack
On a road that goes to nowhere
Ain't nobody coming back
We can go there tonight
We can talk until dawn
Or maybe something else
I'll leave the radio on

There's no one to hear
You might as well scream
They never woke up
From the American dream
And they don't understand
What they don't see
And they look through you
And they look past me
Oh, you and I dancing slow
And we got nowhere to go

Past the Wal-Mart and the prison
Down by the old V.A.
Just my jeans and my t-shirt
And my blue Chevrolet
It's Saturday night
Feels like everything's wrong
I've got some strawberry wine
I want to get you alone

Down by the muddy water
Of the mighty Mo
In an old abandoned box car
Will I ever know
Dance with me forever
This moment is divine
I'm so close to heaven
This hell is not mine
This hell is not mine

Lyrics submitted by Ice

Nowhere to Go Lyrics as written by Chris S. Botti

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentthis is probably my favorite melissa song. it is so powerful. extremely commanding. it can be interpreted to be about any sort of scorned relationship, but logically it is about a gay relationship and having nowhere to go because the people around them "never woke up from the american dream." it's not only such a passionate love song; it also delivers a poignant message about our often close-minded society. here is a couple so much in love but they have to hide away because society cannot accept them- they don't understand the relationship because they label it as wrong and don't really look at the people involved. an absolute musical gem. the pain in her voice during the lines "dance with me forever/this moment is divine/i'm so close to heaven/this hell is not mine/this hell is not mine" never fails to give me goosebumps. beautiful.
    youreyeson February 14, 2006   Link

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