There Is No Arizona

Jamie O'Neal

About There Is No Arizona

"There Is No Arizona" is a song co-written and recorded by Australian country music artist Jamie O'Neal. It was released in August 2000 as the first single from O'Neal's debut album, Shiver. The song reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts. It was written by O'Neal, Lisa Drew and Shaye Smith.


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2002
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He promised her a new and better life out in Arizona
Underneath the blue neverending sky, swore that he was gonna
Get things in order he'd send for her
When he left her behind, it never crossed her mind

There is no Arizona
No painted desert, no Sedona
If there was a Grand Canyon
She could fill it up with the lies he's told her
But they don't exist, those dreams he sold her
She'll wake up and find
There is no Arizona

She got a postcard with no return address postmarked Tombstone
It said, I don't know where I'm goin' next, but when I do I'll let you know
May, June, July, she wonders why
She's still waiting, she'll keep waiting 'cause

There is no Arizona
No painted desert, no Sedona
If there was a Grand Canyon
She could fill it up with the lies he's told her
But they don't exist, those dreams he sold her
She'll get there and find
There is no Arizona

Each day the sun sets into the west
Her heart sinks lower in her chest
And friends keep asking when she's going
Finally she tells them, don't you know

There is no Arizona
No painted desert, no Sedona
If there was a Grand Canyon
She could fill it up with the lies he's told her
But they don't exist, those dreams he sold her
She'll get there and find
There is no Arizona

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Jamie O'Neal

Jamie O'Neal (born 3 June 1966) is a contemporary country singer and songwriter who has had success in the United States. She was born Jamie Murphy in Sydney, Australia, to parents Jimmy and Julie Murphy, who were also professional musicians. In the early part of her career she was a backing singer in her native Australia, appearing on Kylie Minogue's Enjoy Yourself Tour of Australia, UK, Europe and Far East Asia in 1990. She rejoined Minogue's tour in 1991 for the Rhythm of Love Tour (Australia and Far East Asia) and the Let's Get To It Tour of the UK and Ireland. more »

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Written by: JAMIE O'NEAL, LISA A DREW, SHAYE SMITH

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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16 facts about this song

Singer/songwriter
"There Is No Arizona" was the debut single of Australian country singer Jamie O’Neal.
Billboard rankings
The song hit number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in the U.S.
Grammy nomination
"There Is No Arizona" earned O'Neal a Grammy nomination for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 2001.
Chart presence
It also reached number 34 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Year of release
This song was first introduced to the public in 2000.
Songwriters
Multiple songwriters collaborated on "There Is No Arizona" including Jamie O'Neal herself, Lisa Drew and Shaye Smith.
Gold certification
The song received a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) indicating half a million units sold.
Album
"There Is No Arizona" was the leading track on O'Neal's debut album, "Shiver."
Music video
The music video, directed by Lawrence Carroll, depicts the emotional journey of a woman abandoned by her lover who promised a dream life in Arizona.
Lyric interpretation
The lyrics are a poignant depiction of dreams that are promised but never realized.
Live performances
"There Is No Arizona" is often a highlight of O'Neal's live performances and has become a signature song for her.
Artistic breakthrough
This song was credited for launching Jamie O'Neal's career in country music.
Women empowerment theme
The song is often referred to as a strong women empowerment anthem for its portrayal of a woman who rises above her circumstances.
Country music charts
"There Is No Arizona" also climbed to number 3 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks.
Cover versions
Cover versions of the song have appeared on many tribute albums from various artists.
Succession on charts
Following its rise to the top, "There is No Arizona" was succeeded by "One Voice" by Billy Gilman on Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

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