it's perfectly suited
this uniform grey
there are no bearings
to the day

I came down from the air
and I'll leave by boat
I'm down with your rainy town
out on the spit
with the biggest port around
my friend is on the way
he's bringing my coat

oh you don't do, what I want you to
but I haven't been
through what you've been through
and we could use that
as an excuse
if that's what you choose
if that's what you choose

well it was kinda hard
to pull away
he said "Buck up baby,
it's okay
The sunlight on the floor will always fall."

and I meant to write it on the plane
high above my earthly pain
but I slept right through the flight
and that was all

oh you don't do, what I want you to
but I haven't been
through what you've been through
and we could use that
as an excuse
if that's what you choose
if that's what you choose


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Uniform Grey song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commenti think that she means to imply that the weather or sky is a uniform grey... in the rainy town..
    where her friend lives, the friend that dissapoints her. but it's okay, he's been through a lot.
    louderthanbombson June 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a good song!

    Don't ask me what it means though
    sakeboxon May 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis one always makes me think... Uniform Grey as in... a grey uniform? Or uniform grey as in... everything is grey. It's a grey area I guess.
    zefferonion May 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song reminds me of Prince Rupert, BC, where i grew up. the airport is on an island, so you fly in and then take a ferry and a bus to get into town. it does have the biggest port around, and it is one of the rainiest towns in BC, if not Canada. i have no idea if sarah has even been to Prince Rupert before, but on a personal level those are the memories that this song stirs up.
    a gorgeous song.
    ...and i melton January 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw her live last year and she said this song was about some time she spent on the east coast.
    luminolon April 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat a beautiful song...the lyrics are mesmerizing. I'm from Victoria, British Columbia and this song definetly reminds me of the West Coast

    I think this song is about a woman who travels to meet a guy, but things don't go well and she ends up having to leave..I've had a very similar thing happen with this one girl
    River Wolfon August 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always assumed she was singing about Burlington, Ontario, her hometown because it's on the coast of Lake Ontario.

    But the traveling idea makes sense.

    Anyway, I absolutely LOVE this song. Probably my favourite by Sarah Harmer.
    soundless_spaceon August 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always assumed she was singing about Burlington, Ontario, her hometown because it's on the coast of Lake Ontario.

    But the traveling idea makes sense.

    Anyway, I absolutely LOVE this song. Probably my favourite by Sarah Harmer.
    soundless_spaceon August 26, 2007   Link

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