"Day After Day" as written by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson....
Gaze at the sky
And picture a memory
Of days in your life
You knew what it meant
To be happy and free
With time on your side

Remember your daddy
When no one was wiser
Your ma used to say
That you would go further
Than he ever could
With time on your side

Think of a boy with the stars in his eye
Longing to reach them but frightened to try
Sadly, you'd say, someday, someday

But day after day
The show must go on
And time slipped away
Before you could build
Any castles in spain
The chance had gone by

With nothing to say
And no one to say it to
Nothing has changed
You've still got it all to do
Surely you know
The chance has gone by

Think of a boy with the stars in his eye
Longing to reach them but frightened to try
Sadly, you'd say, someday, someday

But day after day
The show must go on
And you gaze at the sky
And picture a memory
Of days in your life
With time on your side

With time on your side
(Day after day, the show must go on)
With time on your side
(Day after day, the show must go on)
With time on your side
(Day after day, the show must go on)
With time on your side
(Day after day, the show must go on)
With time on your side
(Day after day, the show must go on)


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"Day After Day (The Show Must Go On)" as written by Eric Woolfson Alan Parsons

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    General CommentOh, this is a heart-wrenching song for me! All of us are filled with the dreams of our parents and later our own longing to be successful, but few of us will truly scale those heights.

    But when we're young, we imagine we can do anything, given time. But time itself often wears away any chance we might have had to accomplish our goals. And in searching for the fantastic future we lose our happiness and freedom that we had in our youth.

    As adults, we commit ourselves to things we can't back away from: children, work, spouses, etc. And so, the show must go on - we can on with our lives in the hope that one day our dream will come true (even though, deep down, we know it can't possibly happen).

    So sad, so true!
    ctlizyrdon September 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think you pretty much got it exactly right. and yes, it is so sad.
    xquttuxon July 05, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaningdon't be frightened! don't say someday... say today, and build those castles in spain fer cryin' out loud!
    fuckyou2on October 01, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAfter becoming a father, these lines really hit me emotionally:

    Remember your daddy
    When no one was wiser
    Your ma used to say
    That you would go further than he ever could
    With time on your side

    It makes me think of how you idolize your father, you love him ("no one was wiser"). And yet your mother is telling you that you would go futher than he could - kind of uplifting for the child, yet kind of sad.

    I know my sons love me very much, but there will be that time when hugging me and kisssing me and laying in my lap will not be cool. Or realize that I am just another guy - not any better or worse than anyone else. I can live with that - but I'll keep trying to hug them for the rest of my life. :)
    Mickyfinnon May 03, 2013   Link

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