In Another Land
The Rolling Stones Lyrics


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In another land where the breeze and the
Trees and flowers were blue
I stood and held your hand.
And the grass grew high and the feathers floated by
I stood and held your hand.
And nobody else's hand will ever do
Nobody else will do
Then I awoke
Was this some kind of joke
Much to my surprise
I opened my eyes.

We walked across the sand and the sea and
The sky and the castles were blue.
I stood and held your hand.
And the spray flew high and the feathers floated by
I stood and held your hand.
And nobody else's hand will ever do
Nobody else will do
Then I awoke
Was this some kind of joke
Much to my surprise
When I opened my eyes.

We heard the trumpets blow and the sky
Turned red when I accidentally said
That I didn't know how I came to be here
Not fast asleep in bed.
I stood and held your hand.
And nobody else's hand will ever do
Nobody else's hand
Then I awoke
Was this some kind of joke




I opened my eyes.
Much to my surprise.

Overall Meaning

The Rolling Stones' song "In Another Land" is a surrealistic journey through a dreamlike landscape where the singer finds himself standing with his loved one in a mystical location where everything is blue, from the breeze and trees to the flowers and castles. In this place, the two are holding hands, and nothing else matters. Feathers and grass float by as the singer realizes that nobody else's hand will ever do. However, as the dream progresses, the singer struggles to understand how he ended up in this place, until the dream abruptly ends, and he wakes up.


The lyrics of the song take the listener on a journey into a dream state where nothing is as it seems. The use of color and imagery to create a mystical and absurd world is a metaphor for the uncertainty and unpredictability of life. The notion that the singer doesn't know how he came to be in this place could be a reflection of the feeling that everything in life is out of his control.


Overall, "In Another Land" is a poetic journey into a dreamlike state that leaves the listener with more questions than answers. The use of surrealistic imagery and colorful language creates a vivid picture of a world that is both fantastical and unsettling, leaving the listener to wonder what the song is really about.


Line by Line Meaning

In another land where the breeze and the Trees and flowers were blue
There was a place where everything was blue and beautiful, where the air was calm and the flora was vibrant.


I stood and held your hand
I was with you in that wonderful place, holding your hand.


And the grass grew high and the feathers floated by
The grass was long and the feathers were drifting in the breeze.


And nobody else's hand will ever do
No one else's hand could replace yours, it was unique and special.


Then I awoke
Suddenly, I was brought back to reality.


Was this some kind of joke
I was confused and wondering if it was all just a dream.


Much to my surprise
I was astonished by what I saw.


We walked across the sand and the sea and The sky and the castles were blue
We moved along the seaside, enjoying the blue sky and the sand, and saw castles in the distance.


And the spray flew high and the feathers floated by I stood and held your hand
The sea was rough and the water splashed us, but I never let go of your hand.


When I accidentally said That I didn't know how I came to be here Not fast asleep in bed
I was careless and revealed my confusion about the place we were in, which wasn't a dream.


And nobody else's hand will ever do Nobody else's hand Then I awoke Was this some kind of joke I opened my eyes Much to my surprise
Again, I was struck by the realization that I was not in that beautiful place with you, and was left wondering if it was all just a cruel joke.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Abkco Music Inc.
Written by: BILL WYMAN

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@stevecook5930

"In another land" is like something I could imagine Syd Barrett recording.

@ichbinvegetarische7471

Absolutely!

@PsyVen

YES!

@jacquelinep6514

Exactly what I thought!

@bigpaulie806

Arnold Lane..had a strange hobby..

@3lullabies

i was going to comment the same thing.. floyd stylings.. the chorus is all stones, but the verses are strong with the pink.

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@vincentm4717

Bill Wyman has to be the most overlooked talent of The 5 original Rolling Stones. This is really a nice song. It's a shame his talents were not featured more.

@NilezII

His talents weren't featured more because he didn't have much support from Mick and Keith. You aren't born knowing how to write songs, unless you are exceptionally talented, and will probably need help through your Rubbish Phase (not this song). That he knocked it out by himself is commendable.

@52barney

Wyman = Genius..........Jagger=Genital Wart

@futuregenerationz

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