Somewhere In The Between
Streetlight Manifesto Lyrics


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You were gone when we found you
You were practically surrounded, you were trapped
But the opposition stalled, their blood ran cold
When they saw the look of love in your eyes

Maybe the times we had, they weren't that bad
And everything else was part of the plan
We sang, "I don't know where we go from here"
This is the alpha, omega, beginning and the end
And we all just idolize the dead

So you were born, and that was a good day
Someday you'll die, and that is a shame
But somewhere in the between was a life of which we all dream
And nothing and no one will ever take that away

You had a love and that love had you
And nothing mattered, you were fine
And some will complain, they're just bitter, what a shame
They know that loving and losing is better than nothing at all

Maybe the times we had, they weren't that bad
And everything else was part of our path
We sang: "I don't know where we go from here"
This is the anthem, the slogan, the summary of events
And we all just idealize the past

So you were born, and that was a good day
Someday you'll die, and that is a shame
But somewhere in the between was a life of which we all dream
And nothing and no one will ever take that away

Maybe the times we had, they weren't that bad
And everything else was part of the plan
We sang: "I don't know where we go from here"
This is the alpha, omega, beginning and the end
And we all just idolize the dead

So you were born, and that was a good day
Someday you'll die, and that is a shame
But somewhere in the between was a life of which we all dream
And nothing and no one will ever take that away





And someday soon my friends, this ride will come to an end
But we can't just get in line again

Overall Meaning

“Somewhere in the Between” by Streetlight Manifesto is a song that explores the concepts of life, time, love, and death. The song starts with the lines “You were gone when we found you, you were practically surrounded, you were trapped, but the opposition stalled, their blood ran cold when they saw the look of love in your eyes.” These lines paint a picture of someone who was in a difficult place, perhaps emotionally, but they were loved and that love helped them escape their troubles.


The next verse of the song focuses on the idea that even though life may be difficult at times, there are moments that make it all worth it. The lyrics “Maybe the times we had, they weren’t that bad, and everything else was part of the plan” suggest that everything in life happens for a reason, and that reason is to get to those moments that make life so incredible. This idea is reinforced later in the song with the line “But somewhere in between was a life of which we all dream and nothing and no one will ever take that away.”


Another key theme of the song is the inevitability of death. The lyrics “So you were born, and that was a good day, someday you'll die, and that is a shame” discuss the fact that death is an unfortunate reality of life. However, the song also encourages listeners to make the most of the time they have on this earth. The line “And some will complain, they’re just bitter, what a shame, they know that loving and losing is better than nothing at all” suggests that it’s better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.


Line by Line Meaning

You were gone when we found you
We discovered you after you disappeared


You were practically surrounded, you were trapped
You were in a difficult situation with no obvious solution


But the opposition stalled, their blood ran cold
The opposition was intimidated by your determination and passion


When they saw the look of love in your eyes
Your love and commitment to your cause was evident


Maybe the times we had, they weren't that bad
We look back on our memories and realize they were not as negative as we thought


And everything else was part of the plan
All other experiences were leading us towards something greater


We sang, 'I don't know where we go from here'
We acknowledged that the future is uncertain


This is the alpha, omega, beginning and the end
This represents the entirety of our existence


And we all just idolize the dead
We tend to romanticize and idealize the past


So you were born, and that was a good day
Your birth brought joy and optimism


Someday you'll die, and that is a shame
The inevitability of death is a tragic aspect of life


But somewhere in the between was a life of which we all dream
The space between birth and death is what we aspire towards


And nothing and no one will ever take that away
Our experiences and memories are something that can never be taken from us


You had a love and that love had you
You were truly dedicated to the things you loved


And nothing mattered, you were fine
As long as you had your love, everything else could fade away


And some will complain, they're just bitter, what a shame
Some people are bitter in their attitude towards life


They know that loving and losing is better than nothing at all
Despite the risk of pain and loss, loving someone is worth it


This is the anthem, the slogan, the summary of events
This song encapsulates the themes and emotions of our lives


And someday soon my friends, this ride will come to an end
Our lives will come to an inevitable conclusion


But we can't just get in line again
We must embrace and make the most of our limited time




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