Top songs with somewhere in the title
Songs can use a variety of wording to convey varying degrees of unpredictability. When used as a noun, the word “somewhere” connotes an ambiguous location. Some of the many songs in the title focus on the cycle of life, while others focus on everyday life issues such as love, frustration, guilt, and anxiety.
The following is a song-by-song lyrical breakdown of songs with somewhere in the title.
6 Songs With Somewhere In The Title:
1. “Somewhere Without Me” by Peg Parnevik
It has been deduced that “Somewhere Without Me” is about Peg Parnevik’s currently-troubled romance with one Filip Lamprecht, someone whom she’s been dating since 2017. The both of them are social media stars, and apparently the associated spotlight has been a negative factor on their union.
So at this point, as reported by gossip sites, she has already moved on to another beau. So if the theory is correct that Peg is addressing Filip, then the purpose of the verses are to illustrate the issues she has had with him. The title/chorus, on the other hand, detail her overall emotional reaction to the matter at hand.
And concerning said verses, they do in fact read as if the vocalist and addressee have already broken up, with the latter being at fault. Or as put forth, he basically bounced on her with no notice.
So getting more to the main point, this is one of those songs where the female is suffering emotionally in the aftermath of a breakup, while the dude has ‘barely broken a sweat’. So the title is fundamentally centered on Parnevik admitting to herself that, most simply put, the addressee doesn’t desire to have her around.
2.“Somewhere Out There” by Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram
The artists in this song “Somewhere Out There,” sings about an unidentified location in which all of their hopes and dreams are realized. In the first verse for instance, the singer talks about someone who is at this unknown place thinking about her and loving her, while the second verse also talks about someone at the far away location praying for them to meet.
In the pre-chorus and chorus however, James and Linda duet as though they are the characters in the song’s story who actually separated from distance. It is possible they use this description because the song’s characters are separated by a great physical distance yet they believe that they are still in love and will soon meet.
They express their appreciation of the fact that even though they are not physically close, they are at least alive and under the same sky. The song ends with the chorus which suggests that if they can keep loving each other despite the long distance, they’ll remain together and achieve their dreams.
3. “Somewhere Only We Know” by Keane’s
To begin, there is a hint of a romantic atmosphere in Keane’s song “Somewhere Only We Know.” This feature is brought out to its most extent in the chorus, which is where the singer appears to be speaking to his significant other, from whom he is on the point of parting ways.
And in that regard, the ‘somewhere only they know’, if interpreted by the listener as a physical location, would obviously be a place where they shared happy memories in the past. And as such, the implication would logically be akin to the narrator deeming that he and his partner visiting this locality could perhaps save their relationship, being that he is humbly entreating her to visit there with him.
But other parts of the song outside of the outro and actual chorus are, lyrically speaking, a lot more general. Indeed, the writers themselves, when asked what this track actually means, rendered explanations that have nothing to do with romance. Or stated differently, all things considered, the titular “somewhere” is more of a symbolic location than a literal one.
That is to say that whereas it may be an actual place, where it is situated or its physical makeup are not what’s important to the narrator. Rather it is what this place represents to him emotionally and psychologically which is causing him to drop a song about it.
4. Somewhere I Belong by Linkin Park
This song, in my opinion, is a reflection of what it was like to have a dysfunctional upbringing and how parents can unintentionally harm their children by ignoring their own problems. As in the instance of the artist, who grew up in the misery of not knowing why he did the things he did, but knew that the rejection came from the pain he projected on others.
The term for this is self-sabotage. He yearned for love but was unable to come to terms with the sense of desertion he experienced, which led to feelings of anxiety and bafflement within him. He desired to be accepted and to find inner calm.
To avoid making the same mistakes over and over again, the artist realized that he had to deal with the difficulties of his upbringing, which were possibly subconscious, as he became older.
5. Take Me Somewhere Nice by Mogwai.
Those who have struggled with mental illnesses, such as depression, will understand the meaning behind this song. People who really want to be loved but cannot bring themselves to let anyone they care about get near enough to truly love them live in their own little hell. Because they are unwilling to take risks or accept the possibility of being rejected by anyone, they will engage in risk-avoidant behaviors such as playing games or isolating themselves from other people.
6. Somewhere In Between by Lifehouse
This song, in my opinion, is about a relationship that has crumbled. He still can’t believe it’s all done. He hopes he can figure things out, but soon comes to terms with the fact that he can’t. His belief in this situation grows as the song progresses, and he prays that it is all a dream and that his love can return to him.