"Anchorage" as written by and John Paul/schwarz Pitts....
I don't want to spin my wheels, I don't got no wheels to spin
Now I hear you're hanging out, with electric guitars no doubt
I don't care for anyone
You probably got a lot of fun
You got your own thing going on, in places you don't belong
Could have been mine at the right time
And it seems like, we were all right

Meet me in anchorage, that's where the action is
There's no nectar there for bees
Only flesh so wolves can feed
Alaskan wilderness, all things slide away?
First light at 3am, I can smell the parsley stems

Some people can't relate, and others have a lot to learn
I don't want to spin my wheels
I don't want to let my stomach squirm
If it feels right, at the right time we'll work it out
We'll be alright, I know it oh
Oh oh

You've got a reputation, you know how to unwind
And you got a reputation for knowing how to read your mind
I don't want to spin my wheels
I don't want to let it all hangout
I just want volcanoes to erupt and thaw me out

Lyrics submitted by CoastalBrake

"Anchorage" as written by Thomas Fekete John Paul Pitts

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  • +2
    General CommentI think the Alaska setting is mostly/merely a backdrop or juxtaposition for his words to the once-closer friend he's singing to. I think that's really why he wrote the song, and what its really about...

    It could have worked out... it seemed good at the time... maybe someday it will come together again... but for now we've gone our separate ways, and you've been getting into some stuff that I don't really want to be around right now.

    Sounds like maybe the girl he's singing to ("babe you've got a reputation...") is the same one he's singing to in "I'm Not Ready." Anyone got the lyrics to the last part of that song figured out?

    Having talked about the meaning... I think the music is great... starting with the 6/4 part, then through the "cloudy" transition, and then hitting full speed in the last section. Great song.
    dcbaon July 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe last few lines are

    "I just want volcanoes to erupt/and thaw me out"
    rezeew11on February 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti'm not a great admirer of guitar solos but i could listen to the instrumental of this song for hours. that said, the vocals go great with it and it's a fantastic song as a whole
    clicktrackhearton January 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentEvery time I listen to this song I love it more and more. When it picks up towards the end I get chills. Amazing song<3
    Sunflower394on August 25, 2011   Link

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