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Song Name: Somewhere With DEVO (studio version / demo) AKA The Somewhere Suite (studio version demo)

Artist: DEVO

Album: Recombo DNA

Run Time: 18:22

Year Recorded: 1987

Year Released: 2000 (Reissued in 2017 on mini CD)

Sung By: Mark Mothersbaugh, Gerry Casale, Bob1, Booji Boy, Chinaman

Trivia / Info:

  • This is not simply a studio take of the Somewhere With DEVO suite (in the form in which it appeared on Now It Can Be Told and numerous bootlegs from 1988 to 1991). It features an added seven minutes of music, including more instrumental sections (including a short quote of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow"), another reprise of Somewhere and the entirety of the much older Social Fools. Additionally, Booji Boy shares Shout with Bob1.

Part 1 Departure: Search For Somewhere/Somewhere (Prelude)/Somewhere Part 2 Recruitment: First Stop The Orient (Society's Fools)/Second Stop Africa (Something Else)/ Third Stop Europa (Are You Ready?) Part 3 Battle For The Mind Itself Part 4 Victory Parade Part 5 Finale: Somewhere (Refrain)/Shot Into Space...Part 6 I'm A Disco Dancer With Nowhere To Go


Onstage Behavior: N/A - This version of the song, with the "Social Fools" section, was never played live.

Lyrics:

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
Somewhere a time for us
Time together with time to spare
Time to love
Time to care
Someday
Somewhere
We'll find a new way of living
We'll find a way of forgiving
Somewhere
Someday
Somehow
Someway
(Chinaman sung in a bad, psuedo-Chinese accent :)
Oh, if you obey society's rules
You will be society's fools
You will obey and then disobey
You disobey but then you obey
(Booji Boy:)
If you take society's tools
You can make society's rules
You disobey but then you obey
You obey but then disobey
You thought your mom and dad were all fools
You never wanted to listen in school
Now your dog won't go when you try to make it
He's got a bone, but he's not gonna shake it
That's all for now
That's all we know
This is the end
There's a place for us
Somewhere a place for us
Take my hand and I'll take you there
Hold my hand and we're halfway there
(Spoken:)
Somewhere, there is a place for us
Somewhere!
Somewhere, there is a time for us
Somewhere!
Somewhere, hold my hand and I'll take you there
Ho-ho-ho-ho-ho-ha!
Oooh!
Aaah!
Oooh!
Aaah!
Oooh!
Aaah!
Shout!
Shout!
Shout!
Shout!
I'm shouting
(Gerry:) About the world outside
I'm shouting
(Mark:) Because you just can't hide
I'm shouting
(Bob1:) From the plain honest truth
I'm shouting
(Booji Boy:) There's so much we could do!
Shout!
I'm shouting
Shout!
I'm shouting
Shout!
I'm shouting
Shout!
I'm shouting
(Bob1:)
And when you put it all together
And when you put it in a ball
And when you watch another pyramid
'Cause it's about to fall
Remember you were there
Remember if you care
For those who held their ground
When it all came down, say...
Shout!
Shout!
Shout!
Well baby this one's for you
Shout!
For everything that you do
Shout!
Until the battle is won
Shout!
We'll live to fight on and on
Shout!
Well baby this one's for you
Shout!
For everything that you do
Shout!
Until the battle is won
Shout!
We'll live to fight on and on
Shout!
I'm shouting
Are you ready?
Shout!
I'm shouting
Are you ready for inspection?
Shout!
I'm shouting
Are you ready?
Shout!
I'm shouting
Are you ready for inspection?
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
Somewhere a time for us
Time together with time to spare
Time to love
Time to care
Someday
Somewhere
We'll find a new way of living
We'll find a way of forgiving
Somewhere
Someday
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
Someday
Somewhere
(I'm a disco boy)
(I'm a disco boy)
I'm a disco boy
I'm a disco boy
I'm a disco dancer
But I've got no place to go
(I'm a disco boy)
(I'm a disco boy)
Oh no
I'm a disco dancer, baby
And my feet won't touch the floor
(I'm a disco boy)
(I'm a disco boy)
Woah, no
(Woah, no)
I been sleeping twenty years or more
I remember long time ago
(I'm a disco boy)
(I'm a disco boy)
(I'm a disco boy)
(I'm a disco boy)
Ja
Ja
Ja
Ja
I been looking for a dance to do
I been looking for some answers too
Now I'm back to change your minds
Now I'm moving right in time
In a world that's turned unkind
I see what's going on behind my back
(I'm a disco boy)
(I'm a disco boy)
(I'm a disco boy)
(I'm a disco boy)
(I'm a disco boy)
I'm a disco dancer
And I keep dancing on and on
(I'm a disco boy)
(I'm a disco boy)
Oh no
I'm a disco dancer, baby
But I think that something's wrong
(I'm a disco boy)
(I'm a disco boy)
Oh no
(Oh no)
I been sleeping twenty years and more
I remember long time ago
Now I'm back to change your mind
Now I'm moving right in time
In a world that's turned unkind
I see what's going on behind my back
Ja
Ja
Ja
Ja
(I'm a disco boy)
(I'm a disco boy)
(I'm a disco boy)
(I'm a disco boy)
DEVO
Mark Mothersbaugh | Gerry Casale | Bob Mothersbaugh
Bob Lewis | Bob Casale | Jim Mothersbaugh | Alan Myers
David Kendrick | Josh Freese & Jeff Friedl | Josh Hager
Record Labels / Publishers
Booji Boy Records | Warner Brothers | Enigma | Devo, Inc. 
Stiff | Virgin | Rykodisk | Infinite Zero | Restless | Discovery | Rhino 
MVD Audio | The Orchard | Superior Viaduct | Futurismo
Production
Brian Eno | Ken Scott | Robert Margouleff | Roy Thomas Baker | DEVO 
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 (1977) | 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)
Filmography
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) | Hardcore DEVO Live!  (2015)
Related Articles
History | Bootlegs | Booji Boy | Devolution | Influence | The Wipeouters | Jihad Jerry & The Evildoers | Devo 2.0 | Akron, Ohio | Music Videos | Versions | Outfits

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