I wanna dance the tango with chance
And I wanna ride on the wire
'Cause nothing gets done with dust in your gun
And nobody respects a liar

So, goodbye for a while
I'm off to explore every boundary and every door
Yeah, I'm going north

And I wanna know where children would go
If they never learned to be cool
'Cause nothing's achieved when pushed up a sleeve
So nobody thinks you're a fool

So, goodbye for a while
I'm out to learn more about who I really was before
Yeah, I'm going north

Up where the hunted hide with ease
Under the arms of eyeless trees
Up where the answers fall like leaves
Or when your love is all I need

Yeah, I'm going north
I'm going north
Yeah, I'm going north, yeah

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Going North Lyrics as written by Melissa Higgins

Lyrics © WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC, Peermusic Publishing

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    General CommentMissy Higgins went to a small secluded town North of where she lives in Australia to write songs and get in touch with herself, her inner child, her inner demons, etc. The song is just about that journey--literally and metaphorically. That's what she said about the song before playing it at a concert.
    kariason May 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNorth = where she loses all inhibitions....she's a free woman, free to dance, free to be HERSELF
    christianburritoon May 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI haven't actually heard this song, but the lyrics remind me of going home to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It's a peaceful escape from everything.
    stagemanager86on June 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMissy Higgins said this song was about just in general going to your kind of special place where you can just be alone, and you can just think.
    midnightstarson April 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love the thought of 'where children would go if they never learnt to be cool' that idea of conditioning and going to a place where all that falls away is beautiful. i love this song :)
    NCISmusoon December 23, 2012   Link

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