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Our Lady Peace: Somewhere Out There Meaning

Song Released: 2002


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Somewhere Out There Lyrics

Last time I talked to you
You were lonely and out of place
You were looking down on me
Lost out in space
We laid underneath the stars
Strung out and feeling brave
I watched the red orange glow
I watched you float away
Down here in the...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Dec 5th 2005 report

    Actually, lead singer Raine Maida claims that this isn't a break-up song, but actually a song about a relationship that has gotten old and boring. He says his inspiration is from going to a restaurant and seeing a couple sitting in complete silence.

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    #2 top rated interpretation:
    hayven247
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    Jun 16th 2005 report

    This song is obviously about the loss of a loved one. I interpret that the perished individual took their own life by way of suicide. I could be wrong but I doubt these lyrics are about the break up with a boy/girlfriend or a fight with a close friend... this song is definitely written in means to the death of a someone very close to their heart.

  3. anonymous
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    Jun 3rd 2022 report

    The line Kurt Cobain wrote in his suicide note is from Neil Young's classic song My My Hey Hey. This song is about a man still stuck in his small town doing his small town thing, while his ex has found success elsewhere...he's heard about her on the radio and is reminded of their younger days, when they were strung out, she had purple hair, etc. There is a lot of longing and regret in this song. Very sad but very effective.

  4. anonymous
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    Oct 1st 2020 report

    I think this song means there’s a boy and girl that fall in love with each other and have to go their separate ways bc of life, “ your falling back to me” really means they never got over each other and they keep going back to each other no matter who they are with and what is happening in life, really meaning they are soul mates.

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 25th 2018 report

    I think it's about a guy who misses someone, but has hope that he'll see that person again.

  6. anonymous
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    Nov 21st 2014 report

    It is about his relationship with his wife Chantal. She blew up in Canada and was always on the road touring and making records. He looks at her fast paced life and his own and the distance between them. The second verse is poignant in two ways. First, he quotes Kurt Cobain's suicide note, hoping that his wife doesn't lose her sense of life out there. And then he also quotes With Or Without You by U2 in this longing way. It is brilliant that he ties these two lines in together.

  7. anonymous
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    Sep 9th 2014 report

    I think it's about a girl who left him previously but she's coming back and he doesn't want to loose her again.

  8. anonymous
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    Apr 9th 2010 report

    On the fourth stanza and second to last verse the words "I'm praying that you don't burn out/Or fade away " is a reference I think to Kurt Cobain. In his suicide note he wrote ".... It's better to burn out then fade away..." presumably, I think this song is a sort of conversation the writer wanted to have with Kurt.

    /just a thought
    //no credible evidence

  9. anonymous
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    Jan 4th 2006 report

    I really think this song is about feeling depressed and alone. This person feels so lonely and it feels like he is the only one on earth. He is calling out on anyone who is there besides him.


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