Dawes - Somewhere Along The Way Lyrics




She went from table manners to tunnel vision to premature farewells
With a restlessness reserved for those who believe in themselves
She thought the world was hers so she made sure it bent beneath her will
She was as new and as ancient as the solar paneled hills

She was certain she could take this town by storm
The wonder of sound and light seeking a form

But somewhere along the way
The dots didn’t all connect
The promise became regrets
Somewhere along the way
The dream and the circumstance
Continue their tortured dance
Somewhere along the way

She was my lullaby personified, my vision in the mist
But her contacts were all promoters and a westside therapist
The 5ams, the worried friends, the parting of her lips
But I needed to witness someone wrestle with what it means to just exist

How her only plan in life was getting lost
How she took me to the edge and made me watch

But somewhere along the way
The running just lost it’s fun
It happens to everyone
Somewhere along the way
Her trail became too obscure
But that was her signature

She would talk about letting go - I guess I didn’t understand
Giving over to the currents that were there since time began
And on a long drive from El Paso to the Pacific Ocean cliffs

I finally felt connected to the continental drift
But somewhere along the way
I started to smile again
I don’t remember when
Somewhere along the way
Things will turn out just fine
I know it’s true this time





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  1. Big River

    I can see this song in a concert with synths and strings. Very nice harmonies.

  2. JM Sullivan

    The lyrics are haunting

  3. Michael

    best version of this song.

  4. Warren Michael Lee

    Ok I was idiot for not giving this band a chance. I wrote them off as a fleet foxes rip off. I was wrong. This is poetry.

  5. Kevin Cosgrove

    Can these guys write great songs or what? Grammy’s has to recognize them at some point

  6. Hopeless Romantic

    “How her only plan in life was getting lost.
    How she took me to the edge and made me watch.”

    That is fucking sad, man :(

  7. Kevin Cosgrove

    Man. If these guys dont win GRAMMY’s i dont know what should

  8. John Scholvin

    When people ask me why I like Dawes, I show them this. Just perfect.

  9. Silvina Blakey

    I want this version of the song!!! Where can I get it? I’ve been looking for it!

  10. Mr P

    Masterful and beautiful. Incomparably eloquent lyricist. And the HARMONIES. Truly beautiful

  11. Amy Munz

    It's the songwriting that sucks me in every time @Dawes

  12. James Cuddy

    No other song in the past few years has hit me as hard as thing one.. every time.

  13. Gordon Andrew

    Outstanding lyrics and great harmonies. Love it 👌🏻

  14. southLAndandia

    So good

  15. arden phillips

    She went from table manners to tunnel vision to premature farewells
    With a restlessness reserved for those who believe in themselves
    She thought the world was hers so she made sure it bent beneath her will
    She was as new and as ancient as the solar paneled hills

    She was certain she could take this town by storm
    The wonder of sound and light seeking a form

    But somewhere along the way
    The dots didn’t all connect
    The promise became regrets
    Somewhere along the way
    The dream and the circumstance
    Continue their tortured dance
    Somewhere along the way

    She was my lullaby personified, my vision in the mist
    But her contacts were all promoters and a westside therapist
    The 5ams, the worried friends, the parting of her lips
    But I needed to witness someone wrestle with what it means to just exist

    How her only plan in life was getting lost
    How she took me to the edge and made me watch

    But somewhere along the way
    The running just lost it’s fun
    It happens to everyone
    Somewhere along the way
    Her trail became too obscure
    But that was her signature

    She would talk about letting go - I guess I didn’t understand
    Giving over to the currents that were there since time began
    And on a long drive from El Paso to the Pacific Ocean cliffs

    I finally felt connected to the continental drift
    But somewhere along the way
    I started to smile again
    I don’t remember when
    Somewhere along the way
    Things will turn out just fine
    I know it’s true this time

  16. Travis Carroll

    this is my favorite Dawes video on the whole internet.

  17. The Song Stable

    your videos inspire.Thank you

  18. Alden Harold

    Is this the most beautiful video on the internet? Maybe..... just maybe

  19. Jose Daluz

    Goofy band, great songwriting, hahahah. I like it a lot.

  20. R. Stone

    What a great tune! I can hear particular influences in this song, (Don Henley specifically, momentarily), but they sure have their own style and sound. I can hear why someone stated they have a sort of 'Laurel Canyon' type sound. They're certainly every bit as good as that era.

    Gerimaya Whyte

    Funny thing is CBS Goodmorning recently interviewed Taylor and asked him about that California sound influence. He laughed and said he knew of those bands but it wasn't what he listened to or was familiar with...

    David Subat

    R. Stone If you like this-go see them live. They are beyond incredible.

  21. Kyle

    floored.

    this one hits way to close to home

  22. phantomcyrano

    I didn't think there was a way I could love this song more, and then I heard this.... Just one more reason why Dawes will be my favorite band forever. The collosal moving power of poetry and music wielded gently...

  23. JM MS

    El último trabajo es buenisimo.

  24. ECbass25

    Beautiful.

  25. Jarret Xu

    you really don't see such complex lyrics like this anymore... excellent

  26. Dan Sciglimpaglia

    Such a great band...when a band can break a song down to acoustic guitar and vocals and still sound this good you know how truly talented they are...well done!

  27. Gazandsarah15

    im a sucka for those harmonies though! great song!

  28. shadoesoul

    LANGHORNE!

  29. Kaleb Schulz

    An incredibly beautiful song. Heartbreaking yet hopeful. Love it.

  30. Matt Smith

    Fantastic writing.

  31. Chris Malin

    Love the acoustic version! I think it's awesome that you guys do different versions/arrangements to your stuff. #keepinitfresh

  32. John D. Bernheim

    THAT HUGE FLAG IS SO FUCKIN SYMBOLIC

  33. Preston Shader

    My favorite song off the new record! Thanks for the upload Slim, it was great to meet you in Austin after you opened for Dawes.

    Michael Press

    +DJ P m0ney It is so hard for me to decide which my favorite is, but I think it's between this one and "I Can't Think About it Now," and I loved both versions live at St. Louis' The Pageant in June 2015, great guitar solos on both.