When what I came to say is said, and the sun sets on my summer career. How September came for Sinatra, now its winter then it is a new year. The big bright lights take Manhattan and I take to Berlin. Tomorrow we all get started, but for tonight I am turning in. When what I came to do is done, and we all feel a holiday cheer. I hear my swan song singing, "It is winter then it is a new year."So I follow weathers together and my best brother, with things just getting good. We're a working title for a really long book, and when you were watching my hands just shook. But if it came too easy it wouldn't be worth all the time that it took. So I follow weather, just getting good.


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    General CommentDon't forget my favorite part of this song:
    Davey, o Davey, don't tell me you're crazy
    and Jason, O Jason, look now what you've been chasin'
    Dan Didier, O Didier, you can't spend all day in your P.J.'s
    and Scott Schoenbeck, yeah Scott Schoenbeck; well his head feels like a trainwreck tonight.

    juan_the_owlon June 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMan one of their best songs on the cd. I've listened to this over and over and it keeps getting better and better.

    "So I follow weathers together and my best brother, with things just getting good"... Bad ass part of the song

    I have no clue what this song is about... Maybe the song is a look into his the future: "when what I came to say is said... When what I came to do is done" and the fanfare around him is dying: "the sun sets on my summer carreer": and all he's doing is living for the day and going with the flow: "tomorrow we all get started but for tonight I'm turning in... So I follow weather".

    I don't know I'm probably really wrong about the meaning of this song but it's still a kick ass song!
    bcipp3on October 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentdavey is talking about how hes spent a lot of time and effort working on this one thing (but if it came too easy, it wouldnt be worth all the time that it took), and now his time with it is over (i hear my swan song singing/all the refrences to 'winter then a new year').

    hes sad that its over, but knows that it needs to be, so hes moving on.
    hybrid_rainbowon January 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song references Frank Sinatra's September Song:

    Oh, it's a long, long while from May to December
    But the days grow short when you reach September
    When the autumn weather turns the leaves to flame
    One hasn't got time for the waiting game
    Oh, the days dwindle down to a precious few
    September, November
    And these few precious days I'll spend with you
    These precious days I'll spend with you

    which talks about how important it is to find one special person to spend the best parts of your life with.

    In this song, the singer starts off talking about the future - the end of his life - and how he will have to handle everything coming to an end. But for now hes following the weather - similar to the seasons that sinatra talks about - which means chapters in ones life.
    The most important part of the song though that i think is easily overlooked is how he wants to start a life long loving relationship with a girl. "were a working title for a really long book" is his way of saying their romance will be epic and long lasting and amazing enough to write a novel about.
    "when i noticed you watching, well, my hands just shook" is my favorite line. Its him being nervous around her because he has a crush on her. Hes having a hard time getting his courage up to talk to her, but he knows "if it came too easy it wouldnt be worth all the time that it took." That is a similar theme to the Sinatra song which talks about girls that sinatra dates for fun but doesnt really care about:

    But if you could examine the goods they bring
    They have little to offer but the songs they sing
    And the plentiful waste of time of day

    His true love, as well as the true love in this song, is a girl whos worth putting time into getting to know her.
    episodeivon January 26, 2007   Link

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