Somewhere Else

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An upbeat go-go track about being an American traveling overseas and not wanting to talk about politics.

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When I go beyond our shores
I have to answer for
The Orange Man’s views
I don’t have the ability
To explain what they see
On their evening news

These jerks on T.V.
Do not represent me, oh no
They’re just embarrassing arrogant national fools
And being lumped in with them is just cruel

So when (whoa)
She asks me if I’m American (whoa)
I know she’ll judge me if I say I am (whoa)
So I say that I’m from somewhere else
And when (whoa)
She hears my accent and she asks again (whoa)
I’ll say that I learned English watching Friends (whoa)
And I swear that I’m from somewhere else

I have but few vacation days
I won’t throw them away
Explaining his crazy ways
In a world filled with rage
I don’t want to engage
I could say I dissent but instead
I just set it aside
And point to my maple leaf pin with pride


So it comes (whoa)
To the point where she asks where I’m from (whoa)
I tilt my head and then try to play dumb (whoa)
And then I say that I’m from somewhere else

Illogical and irate
He’s on a new tirade
All his bitching and complaining
It can be so draining
’Cause you’re stuck explaining
All of the things that he does
(Why is that now my job?)

And When (whoa)
She asks me if I’m American (whoa)
I’ll say “I just want Obama back again” (whoa)
‘Til then I’ll say I’m from somewhere else
And when (whoa)
She hears my accent and she asks again (whoa)
I’ll say that I learned English watching Friends (whoa)
And I swear that I’m from somewhere else

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from 2017 Tracks, track released June 13, 2017
Written, performed, arranged and recorded by Rob Paravonian
Additional backing vocals by Amina Camille

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Rob Paravonian New York

Known the world over for his viral "Pachelbel Rant" video, Rob Paravonian is a musician and comedian who has performed on Comedy Central, opened for comedy legends George Carlin and Lily Tomlin, and was once called a "deranged bastard child of Tom Lehrer and Joan Baez." ... more

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