Song Name: Somewhere


DEVO (cover), See: Somewhere With DEVO
Originally performed by West Side Story stage and film casts.

Appears On:

  • Part Of "West Side Story" Play And Movie [1]

Run Time: Varies

Year Written: 1956

Year Released: 1957, 1961 (original recordings)

Writing Credits:

Somewhere - Composed by Leonard Bernstein / lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Sung By:

(Originally) Anonymous Stranger [Play], Tony and Maria [Film]
(DEVO cover) Mark and Jerry [as part of the "Somewhere Suite."]

Film Clip: "West Side Story-Somewhere" -- YouTube

Trivia / Info:

  • This is one of the more widely-known songs included in West Side Story, a famous mid-20th-century Broadway play and film set in New York City. In context, it concerned the longing for peace between the Jets and Sharks gangs.
  • David Kendrick's former band, Gleaming Spires, recorded a cover of "Somewhere" for their 1982 debut album [2], which may have inspired DEVO's version.

Onstage Behavior: DEVO played this live as part of the Somewhere With DEVO suite, never by itself.


  • Note: The play and movie "Somewhere" lyrics are identical. An anonymous girl sings them in the play[3] and in the movie[4] sections are alternately sung by Tony and Maria.
In the play and the movie, after "Somewhere" the lyrics are reprized in "Procession and Nightmare," as a chorus, then sung by the character Tony, and finally Tony and Maria. [5]

There's a place for us,
Somewhere a place for us.
Peace and quiet and open air
Wait for us

There's a time for us,
Some day a time for us,
Time together with time spare,
Time to learn, time to care,
Some day!

We'll find a new way of living,
We'll find a way of forgiving
Somewhere . . .

There's a place for us,
A time and place for us.
Hold my hand and we're halfway there.
Hold my hand and I'll take you there
Some day,


Year Recorded: (See: Somewhere With DEVO)

Year Released: (See: Somewhere With DEVO)

Years Performed: (See: Somewhere With DEVO)

Sung By: Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald V. Casale (Somewhere With DEVO)

Song Connections: (See: Somewhere With DEVO)

Trivia / Info:

Onstage Behavior: See Somewhere With DEVO (live)

Video: None.

Internal Links:

Somewhere With DEVO (studio version / demo)
Somewhere With DEVO
Somewhere With DEVO (live)


  1. "Official West Side Story Web Site" .
  2. Discogs. "Gleaming Spires ‎– Life Out On The Lawn" .
  3. Stage Lyrics: "SOMEWHERE".
  4. Movie Lyrics: "SOMEWHERE".
  6. Bing. DEVO Live Guide keyword search. "somewhere with devo".

External Links:

Somewhere (song) -- Wikipedia
West Side Story -- Wikipedia
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