Somewhere Only We Know

Keane

About Somewhere Only We Know

"Somewhere Only We Know" is a song composed and performed by English alternative rock band Keane, officially released as the first single from their debut album Hopes and Fears (2004). The single became one of the biggest hits of 2004 worldwide and peaking on the UK Singles Chart at number three during its first week of sale. It was also Keane's best-selling single until "Is It Any Wonder?" in 2006. In 2013, the song was covered by Lily Allen for a John Lewis Christmas advert.  


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2004
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I walked across an empty land
I knew the pathway like the back of my hand
I felt the earth beneath my feet
Sat by the river, and it made me complete

Oh, simple thing, where have you gone?
I'm getting old, and I need something to rely on
So tell me when you're gonna let me in
I'm getting tired, and I need somewhere to begin

I came across a fallen tree
I felt the branches of it looking at me
Is this the place we used to love?
Is this the place that I've been dreaming of?

Oh, simple thing, where have you gone?
I'm getting old, and I need something to rely on
So tell me when you're gonna let me in
I'm getting tired, and I need somewhere to begin

And if you have a minute, why don't we go
Talk about it somewhere only we know?
This could be the end of everything
So why don't we go
Somewhere only we know?

Oh, simple thing, where have you gone?
I'm getting old, and I need something to rely on
So tell me when you're gonna let me in
I'm getting tired, and I need somewhere to begin

And if you have a minute, why don't we go
Talk about it somewhere only we know?
This could be the end of everything
So why don't we go?
So why don't we go?

This could be the end of everything
So why don't we go
Somewhere only we know
Somewhere only we know
Somewhere only we know?

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Keane

Keane are an English alternative rock band from Battle, East Sussex, formed in 1997. The group currently comprises Tim Rice-Oxley (piano, synthesisers, backing vocals), Richard Hughes (drums, percussion, backing vocals), Jesse Quin (bass guitar, electric guitar, backing vocals) and Tom Chaplin (lead vocals, acoustic guitar). Their original line-up included founder and guitarist Dominic Scott, who left in 2001. more »

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Written by: Richard David Hughes, Timothy James Rice-Oxley, Tom Chaplin

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Unison Rights S.L.

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4 facts about this song

Song Origin
1. "Somewhere Only We Know" is a song performed first by English rock band Keane, appearing on their debut album, "Hopes and Fears" in 2004. 2. The song was written by the members of Keane: Tom Chaplin, Tim Rice-Oxley, and Richard Hughes. 3. The primary inspiration for the song was "Bunker's Hill," a location in Battle, East Sussex, England, where the band members spent time in their childhood.
Song Success
4. The Keane version quickly gained popularity and peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart. 5. It lead to Keane winning the Q Magazine's "Best Track" reader poll in 2004. 6. "Somewhere Only We Know" has been certified Gold by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Cover by Lily Allen
7. In 2013, English singer Lily Allen covered "Somewhere Only We Know" for a Christmas advertisement for the British department store, John Lewis. 8. Allen gave a softer, more subdued rendition of the song, using only piano, soft synths, and subtle percussion. 9. Her cover version topped the UK Singles Chart, becoming her third number one song in the UK.
In Popular Media
10. The Lily Allen version of the song was notably used in the 2013 John Lewis Christmas advert, titled "The Bear and The Hare." 11. The Keane version of "Somewhere Only We Know" has been featured in various TV shows such as Grey's Anatomy, One Tree Hill, and The Vampire Diaries. 12. Both versions of the song have been used extensively in numerous other advertisements and movies worldwide.

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