Is there really any such word as someplace? Probably not, but the English language is nothing if not organic, and Hal Ketchum
can be forgiven any grammatical faux pas
for writing something as charming as this.
Usually know simply as "Someplace Far Away," the single was released on the Curb label, September 13, 1993. Running to 4 minutes 4 seconds, it performed creditably on the Country chart, reaching #24. The punchline comes at the end, be careful what you wish for, the moral of the 1902 short story The Monkey's Paw
, which has a far darker and much more sinister ending than Ketchum's sad tale of an unfulfilled dream.
Alexander Baron - London, England