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Somewhere Only We Know

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Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know” is a song about losing your youth, or losing a relationship whether it be romantic or not. When you return to a place where you made memories, by yourself or with people, you feel nostalgic and want to return to a place where you felt happy. In the song, the speaker is telling a story of how he wants to go back to simpler times before he lost his childhood, and before the relationships he had with certain people were destroyed. In the first lines of the song, (“I walked across an empty land/ I knew the pathway like the back of my hand”) the speaker is returning to where he spent his childhood. He refers to the place as ‘an empty land’ because he has grown into an adult, and his childhood was lost when he moved
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