"These Days" as written by and Jonathan Robert/middleton Coghill....
It's coming round again
Slowly creeping hand
Of time and its command
Soon enough it comes
And settles in its place
Its shadow in my face
Puts pressure in my day

This life well it's slipping right through my hands
These days turned out nothing like I had planned

It's coming round again
The slowly creeping hand
Of time and its command
It settles in its place
Its shadow in my face
Puts pressure in my day
Soon enough it comes
Here it is again
Slowly creeping hand
Time and it's command
Soon enough it comes
Settles in it's place
It's shadow in my face
Undignified and lame

This life well it's slipping right through my hands
These days turned out nothing like I had planned
Control well it's slipping right through my hands
These days turned out nothing like I had planned

Soon enough it comes
Soon enough it comes
Too tie us down

It's coming round again
Slow, slowly creeping hand

This life well it's slipping right through my hand
These days turned out nothing like I had planned
Control well it's slipping right through my hand
These days turned out nothing like I had planned


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"These Days" as written by John Andrew Collins Jonathan Robert Coghill

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    General Commentthis is the best song EVER, it went along with the movie two hands where he was involved in the mob and his brother was killed in it too, but he was trying to get out. and also it always reminds me of when they played it at one of our schools yr 12 graduations a few years ago and they all started crying. a really beautiful but sad song!
    squeeon September 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is really really excellent
    i love it!!
    it was number one on tripple J hottest 100... back in 2000? or 2001? or 1999? who cares
    its a brilliant song
    regan_89on June 23, 2003   Link
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    General CommentGreat song from a great band, but I'll always just remember it as the song that plays in Two Hands when the little girls walks into Bryan Brown's office and shoots him and his three mates.
    6th_sadistic_sniperon May 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commentone of those truly beautiful sad choruses. the verses arent anything too special, but on the whole a beauitful song. the chorus lyrics sound so helpless and sad.
    atthedrive-inon November 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah... great song awesome lyrics too especially in the chorus...

    Did they write it secifically for the movie? Because it fits a little too well...
    Dressed2Depresson September 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI ADORE this song, eespecially the beginning, so haunting to me, I LOVE IT!

    Oh I get it now, thats why on Fingerprints, These Days is called Thesse Days )Two Hands Version)
    elegent_messon December 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much! It's so beautiful, yet so sad. I don't like the way it's been portrayed by the TAC...is it? In the advertisment on TV about car accidents. Now when I hear this song, all I see are people who have been in car accidents, and are dying... :(
    But I'll get over that. These days is so amazing, it's simple, yet so strong, it's soft but it stays with you (Even if it makes me think about dead people)
    GOSH I love it; so unbelievable. GO POWDERFINGER.
    mcrsgerard_03on December 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing.
    i'm not even much of a powderfinger fan, but for some reason i couldn't sleep tonight and this song came into my mind and i had to come comment it.
    shut up hannah.on June 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYes, it was specifically written for the movie. And they did it soooo well.

    Beautiful song, the start gives me shivers. :)
    jaffa3039on January 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo me - as I've never seen the movie - the song is talking about depression or a mental illness affecting the writer's life.
    Good song though. Love Powderfinger :]
    tradingbabyblueson October 27, 2008   Link

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