"Dismal Day" as written by and David Gates....
I look into my morning mirror
And it reveals some things to me that I had not been able to see
I saw someone that I'm not sure I want to be
An empty lonely face was starin' back at me

All and all, I would have to say
It's been a rather dismal day

The afternoon was slow in coming
I drug myself outside the face that people that I knew would be there
And though they walked along pretending not to care
I knew behind my back they'd point and laugh and stare

All and all, I would have to say
It's been a rather dismal day

And now the evening shadow's falling
I guess it's best I lay my hopes to rest for no one's calling my name
I sit and wait behind a door that's never knocked on
I live in silence like my phone that's never talked on

All and all, I would have to say
It's been a rather dismal day
All and all, I would have to say
It's been a rather dismal day
All and all, I would have to say
It's been a rather dismal day


Lyrics submitted by ruben, edited by nick690128

"Dismal Day" as written by David Gates

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    General CommentI love the juxtaposition of the upbeat tune against the downbeat lyrics of loneliness and isolation. I think everyone has felt alone or isolated at times.
    The second verse talks about people pretending not to care. Most of the times people really don't care, so it highlights the singers paranoia and self-centeredness. I liked it though!
    nick690128on January 24, 2014   Link

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