"Round Here" as written by and Jon Christopher Davis....
Step out the front door like a ghost
Into the fog where no one notices
The contrast of white on white.

And in between the moon and you
The angels get a better view
Of the crumbling difference between wrong and right.

I walk in the air between the rain,
Through myself and back again.
Where? I don't know
Maria says she's dying.
Through the door, I hear her crying
Why? I don't know

'Round here we always stand up straight
'Round here something radiates

Maria came from Nashville with a suitcase in her hand
She said she'd like to meet a boy who looks like Elvis
And she walks along the edge of where the ocean meets the land
Just like she's walking on a wire in the circus
She parks her car outside of my house, takes her clothes off,
Says she's close to understanding Jesus
She knows she's more that just a little misunderstood
She has trouble acting normal when she's nervous

'Round here we're carving out our names
'Round here we all look the same
'Round here we talk just like lions
But we sacrifice like lambs
'Round here she's slipping through my hands

Sleeping children got to run like the wind
Out of the lightning dream
Mama's little baby better get herself in
Out of the lightning

She says, "It's only in my head."
She says, "Shh, I know it's only in my head."

But the girl on the car in the parking lot
Says: "Man, you should try to take a shot
Can't you see my walls are crumbling."

Then she looks up at the building
And says she's thinking of jumping.
She says she's tired of life;
She must be tired of something.

'Round here she's always on my mind
'Round here (hey man) I got lots of time
'Round here we're never sent to bed early
And nobody makes us wait
'Round here we stay up very very very very late

I can't see nothing, nothing
Around here
You catch me if I'm falling
You catch me if I'm falling
Will you catch me because I'm falling down on here
I said " I'm under the gun"
'Round here.
Oh man I said "I'm under the gun"
'Round here.
And I can't see nothin', nothin'.
'Round here.

Lyrics submitted by kevin, edited by chefgroovy

"Round Here" as written by David Lynn Bryson Steve Bowman

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commenti imagined like, and actual love story between this strange girl who comes to this snobby town where everyone is the same and want to be perfect- round here where we all stand up straight... and this guy ends up falling for this girl but shes still and outcast in this place and then she kills herself.

    but i do think its about conformity, and how we are afraid to be individuals. we act like if we fit a certain mold, then we are 'right'- but there is no mold that every human being should be expected to fit. and the people who are individuals are looked down upon but thats only because they are all afraid of this individual because it is unfamiliar to them and people fear what they dont understand.
    and this one girl in the song is so sad and ends up wanting to kill herself because she thinks life is worthless if shes surrounded by people who will never accept her and she seems to know even if she tried to change she couldnt.
    but i do think this guy loves her because it seems she shows him that conformity isnt what we should aspire to because none of us can fit this mold and we all feel like were worthless because were all trying to be something we arent. but he calls this girl beautiful even though he doesnt understand her- and i love this message because its like we dont all have to be the same to see the beauty each other.
    wings718on January 24, 2010   Link

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