Wherever You Find It
Trey Anastasio Lyrics


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Another letter to remind me
Walking circles on the phone
While this distant fog surrounds me
I let it settle on the ground

Whenever you find it
Look all around
You're never alone
But if you rewind it
Love on a line
I will follow you home

What's said in tunnels to remind me
Spread out in liquid on the ground
And drawn in circles all around me
Until its time to set it down

Whenever you find it
Look all around
You're never alone
Until you rewind it
Love on a line
I will follow you home

Whenever you find it
Look all around
You're never alone

So if your hinges aren't aligning
What falls away and rolls along
And when our breathing is divided
We weather battles on our own

And so if you find it
Look all around
You're never alone
Until you rewind it
Love on a line
I will follow you home

Wherever you find it
Look all around
You're never alone
But if you rewind it




Love on a line
I will follow you home

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Trey Anastasio’s song ‘Wherever You Find It’ seem to be about the search for love or companionship, with the singer seemingly feeling lost and alone. The first few lines of the song describe the singer walking circles on the phone, perhaps trying to desperately connect with someone or something. The “distant fog” that surrounds the singer could represent feelings of uncertainty or confusion that they are experiencing in this search. Despite this, the singer seems to hold onto hope that they will find what they are looking for: “Whenever you find it, look all around, you’re never alone.”


The chorus then re-iterates this message of hope, with the singer promising to follow the object of their affection home if they can just find love. This idea of following someone home seems to be a metaphor for the singer wanting to find a sense of belonging through someone else. The singer seems to be imploring the listener and themselves to keep looking and not to give up: “So if your hinges aren’t aligning, what falls away and rolls along. And when our breathing is divided, we weather battles on our own. And so if you find it, look all around, you’re never alone.”


Overall, the lyrics of ‘Wherever You Find It’ seem to be about the search for love and companionship, with the singer feeling lost and alone. However, there is a sense of hope throughout the song, with the singer encouraging the listener to keep looking and promising to follow them home if they can find love.


Line by Line Meaning

Another letter to remind me
Receiving another written message as a reminder


Walking circles on the phone
Walking around while talking on the phone


While this distant fog surrounds me
Feeling surrounded by a figurative fog of uncertainty or confusion


I let it settle on the ground
Allowing the confusing thoughts and emotions to settle for a time


Whenever you find it
Whenever you come across something important or meaningful


Look all around
Explore every aspect of the situation or experience


You're never alone
Even when dealing with confusing or difficult situations, you have support or companionship


But if you rewind it
If you replay the situation or experience in your mind


Love on a line
The emotional or spiritual connection that can be found in relationships


I will follow you home
I will stand by and support you through difficult times


What's said in tunnels to remind me
Recalling something that was discussed privately or secretly


Spread out in liquid on the ground
Visualizing thoughts or emotions as a fluid substance on the ground


And drawn in circles all around me
Feeling surrounded or overwhelmed by confusing thoughts or emotions


Until its time to set it down
Continuing to think about something until it is processed or resolved


So if your hinges aren't aligning
If things are not working properly or falling apart


What falls away and rolls along
What is lost or discarded and moves on without you


And when our breathing is divided
When there is disagreement or conflict in a relationship


We weather battles on our own
Dealing with struggles and challenges without the support of others


And so if you find it
And so, if you come across something meaningful


Until you rewind it
Until you reflect on or examine the situation


Wherever you find it
No matter where or when something meaningful is discovered




Lyrics © BRENDAN O'BRIEN DBA CHARLIE NOBLE MUSIC, Downtown Music Publishing
Written by: Ernest Anastasio, Brendan O'Brien

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Comments from YouTube:

Jon

This feel of this song is intense. The solo on the outro gives me chills. It is definitely one of favorite songs.

Randall Kuna

A beauty. Lovely work Trey!

Samuel Maher

Great song

Dan Vokey

soooo gooooood

Greg Maxwell

Just found it today.....I will it is part of my rotation now.....KNocking Donny Osmond "Sure Lookin' down the play list.

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