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1020 AM 1020 AM
When will I ever see you again
1020 AM
When will I ever see you again

I carry you out
It starts tosink in
When will I ever see you again
You'll be with me still
Ever from now 1020 AM

Cause I remember everything you did
And I remember everything you did
Everything you were everything you said
Yeah I remember everything you did

1020 AM 1020 AM
When will I ever see you again
1020 AM
When will I ever see you again


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1020 AM song meanings
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    General CommentMaybe it's written to someone who died or left him at 10:20 AM, and he's remembering them?
    airwolf queenon February 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOr it's a radio station... I'm a dumbass.
    airwolf queenon May 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcould be either, but you aren't a dumbass.
    zachharrismenton May 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's a radio station, mainly because the song is AM rather than a.m. Anyways, it's hard to tell what this is about, possibly a criticism of today's popular music (compared to when radio was only AM) or maybe just Spoon's frustration because of their lack of radio play.
    rossismadon July 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti always interpreted it as 10:20 am, the time of day, and thought that it was sort of a morning-after-a-one-night-stand kind of thing. the night meant something to him--he remembers everything she said and did--but maybe he's leaving whatever city she's in and is sort of melancholy about the lost possibility of a relationship.
    lesamouraion July 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI've generally thought of it as being about a person who died (though of course it can be interpreted any way you like). The words, like "it starts to sink in" and "you'll be with me still", etc, seem more potent when they're about death.

    This is probably really lame but I had a cat a couple years ago that died at almost exactly 10:20 a.m. As I was carrying her out to bury her the words "I carry you out, it starts to sink in" fit entirely too perfectly.
    SakAttakon January 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the death of his grandfather; he found out at 10:20 am. He was very close to him and served as a pallbearer at his funeral, hence the lines, "I carry you out/it starts to sink in."
    lc4w30on May 17, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningSpoon has been known to write lyrics about drugs, especially concerning cannabis usage. The time 10:20 is as far away from 4:20 that you can get, being 6 hours away from both 4:20 AM and 4:20 PM. I think this song is about Britt Daniel's pining for that feeling that he cherishes, which is symbolically out-of-reach. I don't necessarily think that Britt is a daily stoner, but he often writes subtle lyrics with the intention of enabling particular groups of people to easily identify with his message.
    4degon January 23, 2010   Link

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