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Song Description

The verses are very self reflective and represent me as a young man trying to break from the shyness and doubt that plagued my youth. The choruses are more metaphorical, hinting at the need for security and comfort in love.

Story Behind the Song

This was a song I had written some time ago which was really just a lyrical exercise. The reference to never being to Athens and Rome are just random choices for the lyric. In actual fact I had been to both places years before.


I'm a man of many words
Though few have been said
I viewed them all perspectively
But hid them away in my head

I've never been to Athens
I've never been to Rome
Never been anywhere that ever felt like home
I never had a compass to show me the way
To the safety of your arms

Tethered to the Earth
In the shadow of my fears
I may have smiled
But I never met their eyes in twenty years

I've never been to Athens...

The wind rises and carries me
To the places I'd dreamt I'd be
I close my eyes, strengthen ties
And see your eyes right in front of me

I've never been to Athens...

I've never been to Venus
I've never been to Mars
I've never been some place
With so many stars
I drift of towards them
And find my own way
Can you see me, can you see me

Associated Videos

Video - Never Been To Athens
Never Been To Athens

Here, our animated space traveler rides through the stars in a vegetable, lands on shifting desert planets, and drifts past televisions embedded in asteroids. Its suffused with a sense of sadness and dreams unrealized: the astronaut has touched the sky, but his sad eyes reveal that hes missing something hell likely never find. Most of the video is constructed from sliding two-dimensional solids and cut-outs, which gives this expansive universe a curious feeling of flatness and disorientation. Its a fascinating ride, and one that ends in disappointment for the poor main character, but in revelation for the viewer.

Song Length
Rock - Alternative, Electronic - Drum N' Bass
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Content, Sociable

Subject Matter
Communication, Shyness

Similar Artists
Moby, Gorillaz
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Mark Allan Dunn
Music Credits Mark Allan Dunn
Producer Credits Mark Allan Dunn
Publisher Credits Beautiful Debris Publishing
Performance Credits Alphanaut
Label Credits MAD Music