Anywhere But Here - Christina Aguilera



The Experience: I entered the darkness and claim my release... Christina Aguilera sings about the depths of pain and suffering when it's hard to find hope anywhere aside from Neverland...

Music video: Still waiting. The tones of the music video are dark and pensive... the colors of someone brooding... and dreaming

The Meaning of Anywhere But Here: Christina Aguilera offers Finding Neverland a new voice for its recent Broadway adaptation. Anywhere But Here is a poignant ballad about the power of despair, about looking for some brief escape, any brief escape, from a reality that you think can't be solved by anger, religion or faith. When all you can do is close your eyes and remember your life before everything was taken from you. Sing like a nightingale - the bird that in Greek mythology laments the rape and murder of Philomela. The emotions are powerful, even beautiful in their authenticity... but like any sad ballad, it describes a place you might consider visiting, but would never want to call home.

Ask yourself: Are there truly hopeless situations? Where you should just give up hope, because hoping just makes it hurt more?

LYRICS:

There's no need of distance
No need for touch
No need for answers cause I've heard enough
I've just found a chair some place out of reach
I entered the darkness and claim my release
And open my, open my heart
Sing like a nightingale open my, open my hands
When no one else understands

I just close my eyes
And count to ten
Breath in twice
And open them
Nowhere to go cause I’ve been there before
In my mind it is near
I escape all I fear
So by closing my eyes
I am anywhere but here

There's no need for anger
Religion or faith
One blade of grief
Will always remain
It's not on the paper
Or a story book
It's a place to reunite with all that was took
And open my open my heart
Sing like a nightingale. Open my, opened hands
When no one else understands

I just close my eyes
And count to ten
Breath in twice
And open them
Nowhere to go cause I’ve been there before
In my mind it is near
I escape all I fear
So by closing my eyes
I am anywhere but here

Picture a land where you never have been
Where life is a eternal and evergreen
The future of happiness and certainty
You're loved and you're lost there for now and eternity

I just close my eyes
And count to ten
Breath in twice
And open them
Nowhere to go cause I’ve been there before
In my mind it is near
I escape all I fear
So by closing my eyes
I am anywhere but here

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