Some Place

Album: Times All Gone (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • This was the first song Nick Waterhouse recorded, and served to launch his musicmaking career. It was recorded on a whim during a period when Waterhouse was feeling very aimless and frustrated. At the time, he had no idea the song would lead to any sort of career in music, and was simply trying to express the raw feelings he was struggling with. Limited to only 300 copies, the record quickly sold out and served to establish Waterhouse's musical presence.
  • The song uses Waterhouse's retro R&B stylings, while lyrically it expresses frustration with being stuck in a particular time and place with no escape in sight. He's not sure exactly where he wants to go - and maybe it doesn't even matter, as long as that place is somewhere else. "Well, it's something," he says, "it's not quite clear, it's a place I can only say is not quite here."
  • The track started out as a few lines that popped into Waterhouse's head while working at a San Francisco coffee shop. A follow-up session of trying to develop the lyrics and set them to music inspired him to record the single.
  • The track appears on his debut, Times All Gone, but was originally released in 2010 as a single. The song was distributed by Waterhouse's own label, Pres Records.
  • The original vinyl single is out of print, but sells for over $200 on eBay.

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