I love the time and in between
The calm inside me
In the space where I can breathe
I believe there is a distance I have wandered
To touch upon the years of
Reaching out and reaching in
Holding out, holding in
I believe
This is heaven to no one else but me
And I'll defend it as long as I can be
Left here to linger in silence
If I choose to
Would you try to understand?

I know this love is passing time
Passing through like liquid
I am drunk in my desire
But I love the way you smile at me
I love the way your hands reach out and hold me near
I believe
I, I believe

This is heaven to no one else but me
And I'll defend it as long as
I can be left here to linger in silence
If I choose to
Would you try to understand?

Oh the quiet child awaits the day when she can break free
The mold that clings like desperation
Mother, can't you see I've got to live my life the way I feel is right for me
Might not be right for you but it's right for me
I, I believe
This is heaven to no one else but me
And I'll defend it as long as
I can be left here to linger in silence
If I choose to
Would you try to understand it?
I would like to linger here in silence
If I choose to
Would you understand it?
Would you try to?
Would you try to understand?


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"Elsewhere" as written by Sarah Ann Mclachlan

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    General CommentThis song completely epitomizes my transition from a quiet, shy, introverted high school student--an adolescence plagued by difficulties at home--to a college student discovering who I really was and the person I could be. This helped me get over my fears and do what was right for me. Ahhh, the trials and tribulations of teenagers...lol

    "Oh the quiet child awaits the day when she can break free
    the mold that clings like desperation
    Mother can't you see I've got
    to live my life the way I feel is right for me
    might not be right for you but it's right for me..."

    This verse says it all, and all of Sarah's music, especially this one, has helped me immensely. She is an incredible singer, song writer, and entertainer. Be sure to catch her in concert around 2003 or thereafter.
    ELS24on January 24, 2002   Link

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