"Rue The Day" as written by Malcolm Roy Treece, Robert Jones, Martin Richard Gilks and Miles Stephen Hunt....
I know you won't be thinking of me now, its been years.
But I hope you change your mind when we were introduced
We both laughed cause we've been friends since long ago.
And then today, but I never thought of you a single day.
But yesterday I remembered driving with no headlights
We would tip toe out in the evening.
Never done such things before, and I have never found once thinking of you since.
I'd be lying if I said you'd make never.
Came up and I'd be thinking of just how I'd like to cash my days in now.
And all I ever do is think of yesterday.
Man its hard to stand up straight all of the time.
We tip toe down to my basement.
Every time succeeds before.
I'd drive you home for goodness sake.
I could barely stand up straight.
Oh there's a memory calling, calling way too loud and way to strong.
Twisting all the bad things into good.
I'm a lucky guy now, but I'll never know until its gone.
Yeah I'll never know it till its gone.

Lyrics submitted by opifex, edited by freggay

"Rue the Day" as written by Martin Richard Gilks Malcolm Roy Treece

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    General CommentMan that last paragraph hits you like a jack hammer.
    opifexon August 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIn the last verse, isn't it "there's a memory calling"?

    Anyway, a great song. Nice of you to post all of these.
    aerobicson August 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta great one by a great band...
    isn't it "I'd be lying if I said your name never came up..."?
    zeitgeiston April 22, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite Walkmen song, and one I like a great deal overall (I'm not too fond of the band in general.) Shouldn't it be "But I have never frowned once thinking of you since"?
    FreeformCannonon January 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentand I have never found once thinking of you since.
    the line is 'and i have never FROWNED once thinking of you since
    VELVENhavion January 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAll those corrections are.......well...correct. haha.

    Anyway, to me, this song is about reminiscing about a past affair with a girl. I think this is kinda obvious so maybe thats why nobody had listed that yet? Anyway, like "opifex" stated, that last line hits you so f#cking hard! The Walkmen have a way of giving even the most universal of feelings and moments the time they deserve. Everyone has had this happen to them at one point in time and The Walkmen captured that feeling in a song better than anyone else could have, IMO. I love this band.
    danny_Horneyon March 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBloody top-notch song! Great atmosphere! Love how the song changes during the "tip toe" part.

    Yes, Walkmen, I miss her very much. Thank you for evoking her memory so strong, with such lyrics as: "you wont be thinking of me now"; "never frowned once thinking of you since"; "I'd be lying if I said your name never came up"; memories that twist "everything bad things into good"; "till its gone - Wow. I miss her very much.
    bkat004on May 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe irony of this song never fails to get to me. some guy put it on a mix cd for me before i ever liked him. now it reminds me of him, and i know he's not thinking of me now.

    ahah, sorry i hate when people put their stupid song related stories. but god, this songs works so well and i'd never know it if not for him.
    indignityon October 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo me he's just been introduced to someone he knew years ago and all of a sudden all these memories come back and now that he's thinking about it he can't stop thinking about it. It's so crazy when that happens. I think The Walkmen and Hamilton have turned this universal but also under-rated feeling into an amazing song.
    the_riv1977on October 10, 2006   Link

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