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1->''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. If it is a specific city or country it's a LocationSong.˛----˛!!Examples˛[[AC:Animated {{Film}}]]˛* "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/TheLionKingIISimbasPride''.˛* "Just Around the Riverbend" from ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}''.˛* "When Will My Life Begin?" from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''.˛* "Go the Distance" from ''{{Disney/Hercules}}''.˛* "That's The Life For Me" ''Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach''.˛˛[[AC:Live Action {{Film}}]]˛* TropeCodifier: "(Somewhere) Over The Rainbow" from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''.˛* "Somewhere" from ''Film/WestSideStory''.˛* "White Christmas" from ''Film/HolidayInn''.˛* "Beyond the Blue Horizon" from ''Film/{{Monte Carlo|1930}}.''˛* "Santa Fe" from ''Film/{{Newsies}}''.˛* "Something Better Than This For Me" from ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland''.˛˛[[AC:{{Theatre}}]]˛* "Bali Ha'i" from ''Theatre/SouthPacific''.˛* "How Are Things In Glocca Morra?" from ''Theatre/FiniansRainbow''.˛* "Somewhere" from ''Theatre/WestSideStory''.˛* "Castle On A Cloud", " In My Life " and "Do You Hear The People Sing?" from ''Theatre/LesMiserables''.˛* "Normandy" from ''Theatre/OnceUponAMattress''.˛* "Santa Fe" from ''Theatre/{{Rent}}''˛* "Solla Sollew" from ''Theatre/{{Seussical}} TheMusical''.˛* "Somewhere That's Green" from ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors''˛* "Never Never Land" from ''Theatre/{{Peter Pan|1954}}''.˛* "Put On Your Sunday Clothes" from ''Theatre/HelloDolly'' ([[BigApplesauce about New York]]).˛* "Sal Tlay Ka Siti" from ''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon''.˛* "There's a World" from ''Theatre/NextToNormal''. In context, it's PlayedForDrama, because the character singing is referring to [[spoiler:the ''afterlife'']].˛* "Let's Fly Away" from the Music/ColePorter musical ''The New Yorkers''.˛* "My Soul is Madly Tired" from the Russian rock opera ''Music/JunoAndAvos''.˛* "Her Voice" and "Beyond My Wildest Dreams" from the stage adaptation of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.˛* The title song and "The Grass is Greener" from Michael & Jill Gallina's ''Freedom Bound'' (not to be confused with the Mad River Theatre Works musical [[NamesTheSame of the same name]]).˛* [[ "A Million Miles Away"]] from the stage version of ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''.˛˛[[AC:Other Music]]˛* "Beyond the Sea"˛* The old folk song "(Big) Rock Candy Mountain"˛* "Virginia" by Music/JeremyMessersmith˛* "Youkali" by Music/KurtWeill˛* The song Sam sings in Cirith Ungol, beginning with the lines "In Western Lands beneath the Sun/The flowers may rise in Spring..."˛* In ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'', Draco starts to sing a song about Pigfarts, [[MusicalisInterruptus but is cut off by Voldemort]].˛* "Fantasia" by Music/{{Stratovarius}}.˛* "Octopus's Garden" from ''Music/AbbeyRoad'' and "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "Penny Lane" from ''Music/MagicalMysteryTour'' 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 Marian" by Gordon Lightfoot˛* "Castles in the Air" by Music/DonMcLean.˛* "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.˛* Music/TomWaits covered the ''Film/WestSideStory'' "Somewhere" on his album ''Music/BlueValentine''.˛** Music/BarbraStreisand covered the song as well - her version is heard at the very beginning of ''Film/TheEarthDaySpecial''.˛** In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' WholePlotReference episode "Wash/Dry Story", "Somewhere" is parodied as "Someplace".˛* "A Dreamer's Holiday" by Perry Como.˛* "Free to Be... You and Me" by The New Seekers, from the children's album and TV special of the same name.˛* "Land of Make Believe" by Chuck Mangione (vocal by Esther Satterfield).˛* "Chilling at the Motel 6" from AudioPlay/ASlendermanMusical. In this, Timothy and Zoe both sing about the safe, ordinary life they had once lived, which now seems like a far away, golden dream, ephemeral and unattainable.˛* ''In the Hills of Tennessee'' by Music/JimmieRodgers which features the singer claiming he will find his paradise lost and seventh heaven at a cabin within the hills of Tennessee.˛* ''Downtown'' by Petula Clark was inspired by songwriter Tony Hatch's first ever visit to UsefulNotes/NewYork in 1964, though there are no explicit references to the city itself.˛----


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