"Six Days" as written by Josh Paul Davis and Brian Farrell....
At the starting of the week
At summit talks you'll hear them speak
It's only Monday
Negotiations breaking down
See those leaders start to frown
It's sword and gun day

Tomorrow never comes until it's too late

You could be sitting taking lunch
The news will hit you like a punch
It's only Tuesday
You never thought we'd go to war
After all the things we saw
It's April Fools' day

Tomorrow never comes until it's too late
Tomorrow never comes until it's too late

You hear a whistling overhead
Are you alive or are you dead?
It's only Thursday
You feel a shaking on the ground
A billion candles burn around
Is it your birthday?

Tomorrow never comes until it's too late
Tomorrow never comes until it's too late
Make tomorrow come I think it's too late


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"Six Days" as written by Josh Paul Davis, Brian Farrell

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    General CommentI'm pretty sure it's sampled from a song about the Six Day War, which helped establish Israel. I wonder what happened to Wednesday..?

    What's funny is that this song always reminds me of lazy summer days, mostly because that's when i got the album.
    THTon January 25, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's about war, more specifically the six day war you emo cunts.
    usernameon November 20, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't wana dash anyone elses thoughts, but I interpret this song very bluntly and simply. Follow the lyrics...

    Summit talks= U.N. Negotiations

    Negotiations breaking down= hostility increasing between ppl.

    The News will hit you like a punch= Surprise, the country is going to war

    Never thought we'd go to war= after cold war, ppl thought there would be peace
    (Also, there is no Wednesday because he says it's april fools day- Apr 1st, the next time a wednesday will be on apr 1st is in 2009.)

    Whistling overhead, shaking of ground, candles = bombs.

    Tomorrow never comes until it's too late.

    SHADOW WANTS US TO INTERPRET THIS SONG LITERALLY. TAKE ACTION NOW AND STOP THE VIOLENCE!!!!!!!
    Gypsy5on February 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song + vanilla incense= Nirvana! Thanks DJ Shadow.
    ZiggyGreenteaon January 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthi there... it is great song, and it talks 'bout six days war where Israel won new teritories, like Gaza strip, Sinai peninsula, and many more... this is remake of song by Shadow, in originally Colonel Bagshot is band. they record whole album, "Oh that lovely war" and it is all about this war...that's true meaning of song, and you can analyze some parts of it... cheers
    djolle91on December 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is awesome. this album is awesome. dj shadow is a_w_e_s_o_m_e. i cannot find words enough. will awesome suffice?
    Spin Piggieon September 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think you messed up a tad, the first lines should read as follows:

    At the starting of the week
    at summit talks you'll hear them speak
    It's only monday
    r0bon March 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentAwesome shall suffice, and 'GAR!' to the cock-up, how the hell did I do that?

    It sounds like 'at summit', but that wouldn't make sense

    Oh, noticed another mistake :D

    now I gotta find out how to edit it...

    --
    rm
    random_monkeyon March 16, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti agree that dj shadow owns
    menaceon March 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsorry, it is "at summit talks, you hear them speak." because its at the UN summit, where the world leaders go. also, it isnt "and so did monday" it's "it's sorting gun day" because they're sorting guns for war. lastly, its "after all the things we saw, its april fools day." not say.
    Nightheronon May 10, 2004   Link

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