A favorite song: Somewhere Only We Know by Keane

Here’s a song from Keane I’ve always considered a favorite for its haunting melody and message and I’m uploading for the benefit of a friend who just discovered the song recently.

Around a year later, Lifehouse did a cover of the song and here it is:

I can’t quite make up my mind about which version I like better but both are haunting and just as addicting to listen to.  It just sticks with you.

Somewhere Only We Know

Songwriters: Chaplin, Tom; Hughes, Richard; Rice-Oxley, Tim;

I walked across an empty land
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?
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?

Oh, this could be the end of everything
So why don’t we go somewhere only we know?
Somewhere only we know
Somewhere only we know


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