“There” Lyrics

James: Thank you.

Well, surprise, surprise
Looking into your eyes
To see so far away
Right in my own backyard
To have visions like this
Not be so hard to come by
To see why a word in a kiss
Can take the world away

Even though you haven’t taken to Paris or Rome
You’re never gonna catch me sayin’ that
You, you never take me anywhere
’Cause the places you’ve been takin’ me to are
Way, way closer to home
And I don’t know where I’m going, but wherever it is

You take me there
You take me there
And every day this wild winter stays
To rattle our windows
The hotter the sand
On this beach where we run

The bluer the skies
The greener the billows
The whiter the strand
The brighter the sun

Even though you haven’t taken to Paris or Rome
You’re never gonna catch me sayin’ that
You, you never take me anywhere
’Cause the places you’ve been takin’ me to are
Way, way closer to home
And I don’t know where I’m going, but wherever it is

You take me there
You take me there

Here’s what Mr. Chuang-Tzu has to say about home towns. If your life is true, you don’t have to go far to find heaven and earth on the rim of your doorway. To have ocean and sky wherever you are.

Even though you haven’t taken to Paris or Rome
You’re never gonna catch me sayin’ that
You, you never take me anywhere
’Cause the places you’ve been takin’ me to are
Way, way closer to home
And I don’t know where I’m going, but wherever it is

You take me there
You take me there
There
There
There

James: Thank you. Thank you very much.

Peter: Mr. James Lee Stanley, ladies and gentlemen.


Sources

  1. Live / Backstage @ the Coffee Gallery (2006) (CD).