Nowhere Girl

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"Nowhere Girl"
Nowhere Girl cover
Single by The Rentals
Album Q36
Released January 14, 2020
Recorded Alphaville Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Battle Born Studios, Las Vegas, NV
Length 4:30
Writer(s) Matt Sharp
Producer The Rentals
Status Officially released
The Rentals singles chronology
"Invasion Night"
(2019)
"Nowhere Girl"
(2020)
"Great Big Blue"
(2020)
Q36 track listing
"?"
(1)
"Nowhere Girl"
(2)
"9th Configuration"
(3)

"Nowhere Girl" is a song by the Rentals. It is the second track and sixth single from the band's fourth album, Q36, and was released on January 14, 2020.

Overview

The limited-run merchandise item for "Nowhere Girl" was a 18"x24" screen-printed poster by Ivan Minsloff.

Personnel

Audio/Video

Lyrics

We were wandering down by the river, that day
Just me and 'bout five of my friends
We were all getting ready to start the fifth grade
As summer had come to an end

I could see that something washed up on the banks
What it was wasn't clear to me yet
The closer we came, it was clear to my eyes
This was something we'd never forget

Nowhere Girl, under the clear autumn skies
Breathless and exposed
Nowhere Girl, under the tender moonlight
Naked and alone
Oh, oh, oh, oh

None of us had ever seen her before
You'd remember such a strange face
Her mouth shut like a confessional door
Like she still had something to say

Nowhere Girl, under the clear autumn skies
Breathless and exposed
Nowhere Girl, under the tender moonlight
Naked and alone
Oh, oh, oh, oh

(Oh, Nowhere Girl, how did you end up here?)

Her blue eyes froze like a fawn in headlights
Caught in some dangerous game
Then we gathered some leaves from the base of the trees
And made a blanket to cover her frame

Oh, Nowhere Girl, how did you end up here?

The very next day we returned to the place
But the Nowhere Girl was nowhere
Our blanket of leaves had been lost to a breeze
Like confetti thrown in the air

We each had a theory and conspiracy
Of how the Nowhere Girl disappeared
To this day, I can still see her face
Haunting me for thirty-five years

Nowhere Girl, under the clear autumn skies
Breathless and exposed
Nowhere Girl, under the tender moonlight
Naked and alone

We were young, autumn skies
We were young, under moonlight
Oh, oh, oh, oh

See also