"Knowhere" as written by Robert Martin Malone and David Gray....
Slow voices speaking through a hurricane
Said that I wanted but I lied
You're looking good
Hey man I can't complain
Ghost on the road at night

Seen him out walking he's just skin and bones
I don't see nothing in her eyes
Some call it hell felt like home from home
I'm dreaming different skies

I don't know where I
I don't know what I'm supposed to do now
Get it on all night
I don't know where I
I don't know what I
It seems to me boy
That you're doing all right
I don't know what I
I don't know where I
Long way to go now
Keep it all inside

36 hours but my mind is fresh
Live for the moment the I'm gone
Suck on the sympathy and feel the rush
Go on my blue eyed son

I don't know where I
I don't know what I'm supposed to do now
Get it on all night
I don't know where I
I don't know what I
It seems to me boy
That you're doing all right
I don't know what I
I don't know where I
Long way to go now
Keep it all inside

Don't know where I
I don't know what I'm supposed to do now
Get it on all night
I don't know where I
I don't know what I
It seems to me boy
That you're doing all right
I don't know what I
I don't know where I
Long way to go now
Keep it all inside


Lyrics submitted by nickptar

"Knowhere" as written by Robert Martin Malone David Gray

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    General CommentA New Day At Midnight was written and recorded just after David's father died of cancer in 2001, and most songs seem to relate to that (it was dedicated to him, after all). Within that context, I think the song becomes much more straight forward. The first verse would be entering the hospital room. He says he wanted in, as soon as he does, he realizes he lied when he sees his father "just skin and bones".

    The chorus becomes a lament for a lost parent; "I don't know where I / I don't know what I'm / Supposed to do now / Get it on all night", while the end give the oft-repeated line about "being strong" and "keeping it all inside" when face with the death of a parent, especially for boys/men.

    The second verse gives a bit of that odd and often culturally misunderstood feeling of almost ecstasy when faced with grief. 36 hours later, he's "suck[ing] on the sympathy and feel[ing] the rush", and though it might not feel right, it helps get out of the moment and move on, even if he's still not sure how.

    It's actually an interesting song in its purity of relaying grief and moving on from it.
    Leafsdudeon December 14, 2014   Link

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