"Permanent Daylight" as written by and Thomas Edward/o'brien Yorke....
Loose ropes still tied knots
I can't believe that I returned
Loose threads still they sew
It's just I can't believe that we returned
Let's get out
Out
Will you come out with me?


Lyrics submitted by Vache, edited by DMoneys36

"Permanent Daylight" as written by Edward John O'brien Colin Charles Greenwood

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  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. Their shortest, eh?
    Just seems like a pissed off song about being stuck being stupid.
    Yes, Genius.
    periwinklebydayon April 08, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentcrazy you said that^^^ just listening to this, i was thinking it sounded a lot like sonic youth. its an amazing song off of an amazing EP
    Drewb18c1on July 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThey played this on september 11th 2001 in Berlin, and dedicated it to the Bush administration. good god I love this band.
    rhodesondeson September 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGENIUS.
    greenplasticon April 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAmen, Amen. Genius is right. This song sends chills down my spine just thinking of it.

    The easiest way to live is to believe that you don't exist, and that nothing you do matters. Also, it's the easiest way to decieve yourself. Basically, the people who think this way are seen by others living their life like they had their heads on backwards.
    deadeye093on July 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think the songs on my iron lung cd are underrated. this song is genius i agree. i think its about not being a victim of your own thoughts. don't try and think about existence and your life etc and you'll be able to sleep
    liv85on October 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI remember reading that this song was intended as a tribute to Sonic Youth, which figures.
    bijazon April 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of Everlong by Foo Fighters. I see the Sonic Youth influence.
    MB4on December 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics are totally wrong. here they are:

    The easiest way to sleep at night
    Is to carry on believing that I don't exist

    The easiest way to sell your soul
    is to carry on believing that we don't exist

    It must be hard, hard
    With your head on backwards

    hopefully that helps. I'm looking for insight as to who the song is talking to, and who the 'I/we' are in the song.
    DMoneys36on March 28, 2013   Link

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