Somewhere Only We Know
Somewhere Only We Know

Keane - Somewhere Only We Know Lyrics

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Mar 16, 2004
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Somewhere Only We Know Lyrics

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?

Ah
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

Writer(s): Richard David Hughes, Timothy James Rice-Oxley, Tom Chaplin
Copyright(s): Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
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What is the Meaning of Somewhere Only We Know?

There is a time that we differ as the beginning of the end. Things will completely turn to shreds but sometimes we know it with anticipation. And in that moment we would do almost anything to turn things back, to go to a happy place and be safe from the rest of the world. That could be the somewhere only we know.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who wrote the song 'Somewhere Only We Know'?

    The song 'Somewhere Only We Know' was written by Keane's piano player, Tim Rice-Oxley. He drew inspiration from his experiences and memories of a place he shared with his bandmates in their hometown of Battle in Sussex.

  2. What is the significance of the location mentioned in the song?

    The song refers to a specific place near Battle, Sussex where Tim Rice-Oxley and his bandmates used to spend time during their childhood. This place holds significant sentimental value for them as it evokes fond memories of their past.

  3. Was 'Somewhere Only We Know' successful commercially?

    'Somewhere Only We Know' became Keane's signature song and biggest hit single to date. It peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart during its first week of sales. The song saw a resurgence in popularity in 2022 due to a TikTok meme.

  4. Has 'Somewhere Only We Know' been covered by other artists?

    Yes, 'Somewhere Only We Know' was covered by English singer Lily Allen in 2013 for a John Lewis Christmas advert. Her version reached number one on the UK Singles Chart. A portion of the proceeds from her single's sales were donated to Save the Children's Philippine Typhoon Appeal campaign.

  5. How does this song fit into Keane's live performances?

    'Somewhere Only We Know' is an important part of Keane's live performances and it was played at notable events such as the historic Live 8 concert in London. According to Rice-Oxley, it is great fun to play live due to its rocking beat.

  6. What instruments are prominently featured in 'Somewhere Only We Know'?

    'Somewhere Only We Know' is a traditional piano rock song. The piano, played by Tim Rice-Oxley, is the most prominent instrument due to its harmonic and rhythmic role. It also features drums and bass.

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