->''On the other side of the moon\\
Ever so far, beyond the last little star,\\
There's a land, I know,\\
Where the good songs go,\\
Where it's always afternoon,\\
And snug in a haven of peace and rest\\
Lie the dear old songs that we love the best.''
-->--"The Land Where The Good Songs Go" (by Jerome Kern and Creator/PGWodehouse)

A song about an idealized, far-off place, real, imaginary or merely notional, often at a specific time. Often, the title will include the words "Somewhere" or "Out/Up/Over There".

Compare IWantSong. If the "somewhere" in question is just ''anywhere that isn't home'', it's a WanderlustSong.
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!!Examples
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* "Out There" from ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''.
* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' features both a straight example -- Ariel's "Part of Your World" -- and an inversion -- Sebastian's "Under the Sea", in which he tries to persuade Ariel to stay.
* "Up There" from ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut'', in which {{Satan}} sings that he wants to be somewhere sweeter.
* "In A World Of My Own" from ''Disney/AliceInWonderland''.
* "The Second Star to the Right" from ''Disney/PeterPan''.
* "Somewhere Out There" from ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''.
* "Upendi" from ''Disney/TheLionKing II: Simba's Pride''.
* "Just Around the Riverbend" from ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}''.
* "When Will My Life Begin?" from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''.
* "Go the Distance" from ''{{Disney/Hercules}}''.

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[[folder: Live Action Film ]]

* "(Somewhere) Over The Rainbow" from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''.
* "White Christmas" from ''Film/HolidayInn''.
* "Beyond the Blue Horizon" from ''Monte Carlo'' (1930).
* "Santa Fe" from ''Film/{{Newsies}}''.

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[[folder: Theatre ]]

* "Bali Ha'i" from ''Theatre/SouthPacific''.
* "How Are Things In Glocca Morra?" from ''[[FiniansRainbow Finian's Rainbow]]''.
* "Somewhere" from ''Theatre/WestSideStory''.
* "Castle On A Cloud" from ''Theatre/LesMiserables''.
* "Normandy" from ''OnceUponAMattress''.
* "Santa Fe" from {{Rent}}
* "Solla Sollew" from ''{{Seussical}} TheMusical''.
* "Somewhere That's Green" from ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors''
* "Never Never Land" from ''Peter Pan''.
* "Maybe" from ''Theatre/{{Annie}}''.
* "Put On Your Sunday Clothes" from ''HelloDolly'' ([[BigApplesauce about New York]]).
* "Sal Tlay Ka Siti" from ''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon''.
* "There's a World" from ''NextToNormal''.
* "Let's Fly Away" from the Music/ColePorter musical ''The New Yorkers''.
* "My Soul is Madly Tired" from the Russian rock opera ''Music/JunoAndAvos''.

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[[folder: Other Music ]]

* "Beyond the Sea"
* The old folk song "Rock Candy Mountain"
* "Virginia" by JeremyMessersmith
* "Youkali" by Kurt Weill
* The song Sam sings in Cirith Ungol, beginning with the lines "In Western Lands beneath the Sun/The flowers may rise in Spring..."
* In AVeryPotterMusical, Draco starts to sing a song about Pigfarts, [[MusicalisInterruptus but is cut off by Voldemort]].
* "Fantasia" by {{Stratovarius}}.
* "Octopus's Garden", "Penny Lane", and "Strawberry Fields Forever" by Music/TheBeatles.
* "Let's Get Lost" by Amanda Marshall. Specifically, she's depressed by the cold dark winter and wants to be somewhere warm near the ocean.
* "The Mountains and Maryann" by Gordon Lightfoot
* "Castles in the Air" by Don [=McLean=]
* "Song Of The Land" by Susan Aglukark. She hopes to someday live in a place with beautiful scenery where everyone lives in harmony.
* ''Many'' Negro spirituals are this. Songs with lyrics about escaping from captivity (like "Jacob's Ladder") and reaching heaven are really about the desire to escape from slavery and live in freedom somewhere.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} WholePlotReference episode "Wash/Dry Story", "Somewhere" is pastiched as "Someplace".
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