Just The Other Side Of Nowhere
Kris Kristofferson Lyrics


I come from just the other side of nowhere
To this big time lonesome town.
They got a lot of ice and snow here,
Half as cold as all the people I've found.
Every way I try to go here seems to bring me down.
I've seen about enough to know where I belong.
I've got a mind to see the headlights shining
On that old white line between my heart and home.
Sick of spendin' Sundays wishing they were Mondays
Sittin' in a park alone.
So give my best to anyone who's left who ever done me
Any lovin' way but wrong.
Tell 'em that the pride of just the other side o nowhere's
Goin' home.

Takin' nothin' back to show there
For these dues I've paid.
But the soul I almost sold here
And the body I've been givin' away.

Fadin' from the neon nighttime glow here,
Headin' for the light of day,
Just the other side of nowhere, goin' home.
I've got a mind to see the headlights shinin'
On that old white line between my heart and home.
Sick of spendin' Sundays wishin' they were Mondays,
Sittin' in a park alone.

So give my best to anyone who's left who ever done me
Any lovin' way but wrong.

Tell them that the pride of just the other side of nowhere's
Goin' Home.
Just the other side on nowhere, goin' home.

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Written by: KRIS KRISTOFFERSON

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Mitchell Bandy

come from just the other side of nowhere
To this big time lonesome town.
They got a lot of ice and snow here,
Half as cold as all the people I've found.
Every way I try to go here seems to bring me down.
I've seen about enough to know where I belong.
I've got a mind to see the headlights shining
On that old white line between my heart and home.
Sick of spendin' Sundays wishing they were Mondays
Sittin' in a park alone.
So give my best to anyone who's left who ever done me
Any lovin' way but wrong.
Tell 'em that the pride of just the other side o nowhere's
Goin' home.
Takin' nothin' back to show there
For these dues I've paid.
But the soul I almost sold here
And the body I've been givin' away.
Fadin' from the neon nighttime glow here,
Headin' for the light of day,
Just the other side of nowhere, goin' home.
I've got a mind to see the headlights shinin'
On that old white line between my heart and home.
Sick of spendin' Sundays wishin' they were Mondays,
Sittin' in a park alone.
So give my best to anyone who's left who ever done me
Any lovin' way but wrong.
Tell them that the pride of just the other side of nowhere's
Goin' Home.
Just the other side on nowhere, goin' home.



Paul Hall

Dear Lord, 1970, Kris' first album "Kristofferson", must contain some of the most intimate, sad, wistful, ferocious and all-encompassing lyrics since Shakespeare..
Blame it on the Stones; a sly country swipe at pop music from a song-writer better than Jagger and Richards
To beat the Devil; "I ain't saying I beat the devil, but I drank his whisky for nothin', then I stole his song" and a brush of praise and thanks to Johnny Cash
Me and Bobby McGee, never forgiven Janis Joplin for murdering this sad reminiscence
Best of all Possible Worlds: "There's still a lot of drinks that I ain't drunk, lots of pretty thoughts that I ain't thunk..Lord there's still so many lonely girls, in this best of all possible worlds"
Help me make it though the night; who hasn't sung along to the million covers of this timeless melody?
The Law is for the protection of the people:
Oh, so thank your lucky stars, you've got protection
Walk the line and never mind the cost
And don't wonder who them lawmen was protectin'
When they nailed the Savior to the cross?
Casey's last ride: must be one of the saddest songs ever written; "Seeing his reflection in the lives of all the lonely men who seek to anything they can to keep from going home" AND "Following their footsteps through the neon-darkened corridors", just genius
Just the other side of nowhere: "Fadin' from the neon nighttime below here, heading for the light of day, just the other side of nowhere, going home"
Darby's Castle: "And the pale light of the gloom, though the window of the room, split the shadows where two bodies lay entangled"
For the good times: "And make believe you love me, one more time..."
Duvalier's Dream: The illusion of love and the betrayal of reality, "
Duvalier took the fickle turns of fortune in his stride
Expecting next to nothing out of life
Till fortune found a girl who fanned a flame he thought had died
Whose burning beauty cut him like a knife
She touched him through the senses that his mind could not control
Then smiling stepped aside and watched him fall
Betrayed by his own body and the hunger in his soul
Duvalier was a dreamer after all
Sunday mornin', coming down: "And it echoed through the canyons, like a disappearing dream of yesterday.
And that's just one or two from that one album, Kris, gratitude is not enough for so many fragile but enduring images.... Thank you



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Joe Meneley

got a lot of ice and snow here, half as cold as all the people I've found

Magnus Skallagrimsson

Kristopherson’s lyrics need to be part of post-secondary English curriculum.

larry joe

@Willy Tepes He puts words together better than anyone .

Willy Tepes

He has a way with words.

kathy haggerty

This song is magic - love his lyrics!

kim HINES

kris is a true poet

Amy Baldwin West

Sick of spendin' Sundays wishin' they was Mondays settin' in a park alone.....Takin' nothin' back to show them for these dues I've paid. But the soul I almost sold here and the body I've been givin' away. Kristofferson, I know I was born at the right time. Because what would my life feel like without your precious thoughts singing me to peacefulness for 40 years. You are my hero. Happy 80th Birthday, Kris. You've paid your dues. -amy baldwin-west

dex1lsp

One of my favorite country folk songs of all time.

Adam by god Cotterman

@Alef Felipe neon mood, friends kn low places, and you don't even call me by my name.

Alef Felipe

dex1lsp Tell me the others songs. I searching for good music. Thank you.

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