July 6, 2007
Flynnville Train, “Nowhere Than Somewhere”
A decent idea that doesn’t get fully fleshed out. They rely too much on the concept to sell the song. It’s a cute play on words – “she’d rather be nowhere than somewhere with me” – as the girl goes back to her small town and leaves the big city and her man behind. I think the reason it didn’t resonate with me is that I never learned enough about why she left in the first place, so I ended up not caring about him or her. The necessary details just aren’t there.
Listen: Nowhere Than Somewhere