Somewhere Only We Know -Today Is All We Have

Love this song by Keane. So much meaning in a simple poem. Why do we make things so hard?  This day, right now, is all we have. It will be gone if we wait for everything and everyone to be perfect. That’s what this song is about for me.

The lyrics are specific and direct enough to make the message clear, but universal enough to be about life,global warming, friendship, parental relations, and a love relationship that is current, past, or in danger of slipping away.

The melody and vocal delivery is folk like and narrative.  The vocal tine is unpushed and light, and rhythms sparse, allowing the lyrics to be the star.

Lyrics under the You Tune link.

I knew the pathway like the back of my hand
I felt the earth beneath my feet
Sat by the river, and it made me complete

Oh, simple thing, where have you gone?
I’m getting old, and I need something to rely on
So tell me when you’re gonna let me in
I’m getting tired, and I need somewhere to begin

I came across a fallen tree
I felt the branches of it looking at me
Is this the place we used to love?
Is this the place that I’ve been dreaming of?

Oh, simple thing, where have you gone?
I’m getting old, and I need something to rely on
So tell me when you’re gonna let me in
I’m getting tired, and I need somewhere to begin

And if you have a minute, why don’t we go
Talk about it somewhere only we know?
This could be the end of everything
So why don’t we go
Somewhere only we know?

Oh, simple thing, where have you gone?
I’m getting old, and I need something to rely on
So tell me when you’re gonna let me in
I’m getting tired, and I need somewhere to begin

And if you have a minute, why don’t we go
Talk about it somewhere only we know?
This could be the end of everything
So why don’t we go?
So why don’t we go?

This could be the end of everything
So why don’t we go
Somewhere only we know
Somewhere only we know

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