Heartless Bastards I'm Not from Here cover

I'm Not from Here
by
Lyrics and Meaning


Released
March 23, 2004
Ratings

Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
I'm not from here
I just live here
Grew up somewhere far away
Came here thinking I'd never stay long
I'd be going back soon someday
Verse 2
It's been a few years since I got here
Seen `em come and I've seen `em go
Crowds assemble, they hang out awhile
Then they melt away like an early snow
Verse 3
Onto some bright future somewhere
Down the road to points unknown
Sending post cards when they get there
Wherever it is they think they're goin'
Verse 4
I'm not from here
I just live here
Can't say that it matters much
I read the papers and I watch the nightly news
Who's to say I'm out of touch?
Verse 5
Nobody's from here
Most of us just live here
locals long since moved away
sold their played-out farms for parking lots
went off looking for a better way
Verse 6
Onto some bright future somewhere
Better times on down the road
Wonder if they ever got there
Wherever it is they thought they'd go
Verse 7
Hit my home town a couple years back
Hard to say just how it felt
But it looked like so many towns I might've been through on my way to somewhere else
Verse 8
I'm not from here
But people tell me it's not like it used to be
They say I should've been here back about ten years
Before it got ruined by folks like me
Verse 9
We can't help it
We just keep moving
It's been that way since long ago
Since the Stone Age, chasing the great herds
We mostly go where we have to go
Verse 10
Onto some bright future somewhere
Down the road to points unknown
Sending post cards when we get there
Wherever it is they think we'll go
Verse 11
Verse 12

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind



What's Your Interpretation?

No Thoughts or Song Meanings Yet

Be the first to leave a thought.

Related Blog Posts