"Winning Days" as written by and Nicholls....
The winning days are gone
Because I know just where I'm seeing
Was giving as I know
I can't hear

'Cause underneath there's gold
I'll need to get around to find it
When I want to go
I can dream
I've been trying
All the time

I'm just seeing it right
'Cause it could be the lights that's over me
So I just want to let it be

The winning days are gone
Because I know just where I'm seeing
Was giving as I know
I can't hear

'Cause underneath there's gold
I'll need to get around to find it
When I want to go
I can dream
I've been trying
All my time

I'm just seeing it right
'Cause it could be the light that's over me
So I just want to let it be

Get up and go outside
It can help your mind too
Get up don't hide away

'Cause I know where there's gold
I didn't know when I was flying
I'm sinking like a stone
I can dream
I've been trying


Lyrics submitted by Aerion

"Winning Days" as written by Craig Robert Nicholls

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    General CommentI think this song means everythings not so great as it seems.
    outtastepon May 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthmmm...probly so
    used-trashon May 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about pursuing something great, but you never come around to it cause you're still dreaming. You're hesitating, and whether you like it or not you're trying and pushing time. The reality is all you needed to do was get up and try for it rather than being passive and dreaming. That's why the winning days are over...the light towards the gold is fading with time.
    artfulfooon June 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentCraig and Patrick in an interview:

    Craig:
    “ Winning Days is Number 6 – it’s the start of the second side if you were thinking about it as an old record – and it’s about what you think about at different times, how you feel different. It wasn’t really a song when I first wrote it, more just a poem really. That was a really long time ago. It’s also one of our best songs, I think. Although the words can sound a bit kind of down, the melody is happier.”
    Patrick:
    “ When Craig originally played me the song and I had a cassette copy, I wrote down the title as ‘Wedding Days’. I thought Stone Roses at the time. The up-beat end section has incredible Beach Boys-style harmonies, very complex but rhythmically compatible with each other.”
    IWannaGetFreeon December 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree completely with artfulfoo

    This song is severely underrated, it's a classic.
    mrcleanon December 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBy the way, those lyrics are wrong. Here are the corrected ones:

    The winning days are gone
    Because I know just where I'm seeing
    Was giving eyes I know
    I can hear

    Cause underneath there's gold
    I'll need to get around to find it
    And when I want to go
    I can dream
    I've been trying
    All my time

    I'm just seeing it rise
    Cause it could be the land that's over me
    So I just want to let it breathe

    The winning days are gone
    Because I know just where I'm seeing
    Was giving eyes I know
    I can hear

    Cause underneath there's gold
    I'll need to get around to find it
    When I wanna go
    I can dream
    I've been trying
    All my time

    I'm just seeing it rise
    Cause it could be the land that's over me
    So I just wanna let it breathe

    Get up and go outside
    It can help your mind too
    Get up, don't hide away

    Cause I know where there's gold
    I didn't know when I was flying
    I'm sinking like a stone
    I can dream
    I've been trying
    mrcleanon December 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It's like the Homesick of the Winning Days Album. It's about growing older and how you can't do everything you've wanted, or try the things you've wanted anymore. As you age you have to obtain more responsibility and such.
    Tang Meon March 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHaha, artfulfoo's explaination seems more accurate than Craig's. I love love love this song, and I think it can be about a few things if you think about it. Getting older, persuing dreams, etc. like everyone has said all seem to be a part of it.
    jopkins_the_monkeyon March 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBeatles.
    Aerionon July 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentby Aerion on 07-12-2005 @ 03:39:01 AM
    Beatles.

    Nah, it's unmistakably Beach Boys inspired. The first thing I thought of when I heard this song was 'Pet Sounds.' As a matter of fact, I usually play 'You still believe in me' to chase this song - the two go together disturbingly well.

    That ****in' line. That last 'I've been trying' the song closes with - gets me. Every ****ing time.

    Great song.
    LiverpoolFCon September 15, 2005   Link

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