"Affirmation" as written by and Daniel/hayes Jones....
I believe the sun should never set upon an argument
I believe we place our happiness in other people's hands
I believe that junk food tastes so good because it's bad for you
I believe your parents did the best job they knew how to do
I believe that beauty magazines promote low self esteem
I believe I'm loved when I'm completely by myself alone

I believe in Karma what you give is what you get returned
I believe you can't appreciate real love until you've been burned
I believe the grass is no more greener on the other side
I believe you don't know what you've got until you say goodbye

I believe you can't control or choose your sexuality
I believe that trust is more important than monogamy
I believe that your most attractive features are your heart and soul
I believe that family is worth more than money or gold
I believe the struggle for financial freedom isn't fair
I believe the only ones who disagree are millionaires

I believe in Karma what you give is what you get returned
I believe you can't appreciate real love until you've been burned
I believe the grass is no more greener on the other side
I believe you don't know what you've got until you say goodbye

I believe forgiveness is the key to your unhappiness
I believe that wedded bliss negates the need to be undressed
I believe that God does not endorse TV evangelists
I believe in love surviving death into eternity

I believe in Karma what you give is what you get returned
I believe you can't appreciate real love until you've been burned
I believe the grass is no more greener on the other side
I believe you don't know what you've got until you say goodbye


Lyrics submitted by jstalilwyrd

"Affirmation" as written by Darren Hayes Daniel Jones

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    General CommentI think that the line " i believe the sun should never set upon an argument" is less deep than noirblood thinks. I have heard it used a lot and it means tht you never go to bed having had a fight and not cleared it up because then you have to wake up on a breand new day knowing tht you have stuff to sort out. But who knows really, all song lyrics can mean whatever you want or hear them to mean. Enjoy! :)
    Daftcaton July 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think the "I believe that wedded bliss negates the need to be undressed" means that you shouldn't marry someone for sex (the need to be undressed) rather for them (wedded bliss) or something along those lines.

    I just listened to this song for the first time in ages, I really love some of the lyrics. Like, "I believe you can't control or choose your sexuality" or "I believe that God does not endorse TV evangelists"

    awesome song.
    phlogistonon November 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThese are oficially the best lyrics in pop music ever.
    laurisolon January 23, 2014   Link
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    General CommentSome critics say that using the "I believe" is corny but I think it's a great way to state your..beliefs I guess. Funny thing is I agree with most of what is said, minus a couple lines. The one I like the best is "I believe forgiveness is the key to your unhappiness"
    Megson April 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI like the "I believe" it makes everything so definate. I especially like "I believe Im loved when Im cometely by myself, alone"
    NoOtherOneon May 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think altho this song is really gr8, wudnt it be so much better if they took each of their 'beliefs' and wrote an individual song about that particular belief?
    isnt that wat song writings all about?
    coz to me altho we kno wat they 'believe' it has no true meaning, maybe im reading too much into it
    luv_burns_meon June 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe song is pretty much simple to sort through and get the meaning. It's pretty clear, dontcha think? I'll explain anyway because it's one of my favorites to listen to when I need to get clear headed.

    'I believe the sun should never set upon an argument
    I believe we place our happiness in other people's hands'

    Daftcat was right. "Sun should never set upon an argument" is basically saying 'Don't ever go to bed mad, cause it'll be worse in the morning.'

    "Place our happiness in other people hands' is true as well. We tend to depend on other people to make us happy... to make the day better when in fact it's up to ourselves to make it all better.


    "I believe you can't appreciate real love until you've been burned."

    You'll never know what love is until you've been hurt/heartbroken. You'll never appreciate that someone in your life until you've been hurt by a previous loved one.. 'cause then you'll realize that love is an important thing.

    Lady_Aon July 31, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYes, but the phrase "The sun should never set upon an argument" origanated like NoirBlood said.

    The song is Affirmation, what else needs to be said!
    Eriu0on March 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is about the lessons that life teaches a person...if they ever get around to paying attention before it's too late to go back and redress mistakes.
    JBoberton March 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt's funny to see how many different ways a person can take the "sun should never set upon an arguement" line. I always thought it was more along the lines of, don't go to bed angry with someone, they might not be there the next morning. Another line I often hear a lot of different opinions about is "I believe that junkfood tastes so good because it's bad for you", some people I know take that at face value, but I think it's saying once someting's 'bad' or forbidden, it's instantly more attractive.
    Savagedstar83on June 13, 2003   Link

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