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Song Name: Somewhere

Artist:

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

Appears On:

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 3-track EP [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.

Lyrics:[]

  • 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
Somewhere.

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!

Somewhere.
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
Somehow,
Some day,
Somewhere!



DEVO[]

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)

Reference:[]

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

External Links:[]

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


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The Teddybears | Greg Kurstin | Santi White | John King | John Hill | Mark Nishita 
Official Studio Albums
Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978) | Duty Now For The Future (1979) | Freedom of Choice (1980) | New Traditionalists (1981) | oh, no! it's Devo (1982) | Shout (1984) | Total Devo (1988) | SmoothNoodleMaps (1990) | Something for Everybody   (2010)
Other Albums
Be Stiff EP (1978) | E-Z Listening Disc (1987) | Now It Can Be Told: DEVO at the Palace (1989) | Hardcore DEVO Vol. 1 74-77 (1990) | Hardcore DEVO Vol. 2 1974-1977 (1991) | DEVO Live: The Mongoloid Years (1992) | DEV-O Live (1999) | Recombo DNA (2000) | Live In Central Park (2004) | DEVO Live 1980 (2005) | New Traditionalists: Live 1981 Seattle (2012) | Something ELSE for Everybody  (2013) | Miracle Witness Hour  (2014) | Live at Max's Kansas City - November 15, 1977  (2014) | Butch Devo and the Sundance Gig  (2014) | Hardcore DEVO Live!  (2015) | Art Devo 1973-1977  (2023)
Filmography
In The Beginning Was The End: The Truth About De-Evolution (1976) | The Men Who Make The Music (1981) | Human Highway (1982) | We're All DEVO (1984) | The Complete Truth About De-Evolution (1993) | DEVO Live (2004) | DEVO Live In The Land Of The Rising Sun (2004) | DEVO Live 1980 (2005) | Butch Devo and the Sundance Gig  (2014) | Hardcore DEVO Live!  (2015)
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