"Before Three" as written by Robert James Smith, Simon Gallup, Roger O'donnell, Perry Bamonte and Jason Toop Cooper....
The happiest day I ever knew
In a sea of gold down next to you
So blurred and tired under summer sun
You whispered dreams of a world to come

We were so in love
In this sea of gold so young and tired
Under summer sun hard by your side
Whispering dreams down next to you

We were so in love
The happiest day
Yeah the happiest day I knew
But summer sun sea of gold
This perfect day oh so long ago
Whispering dreams so blurred and tired
We have to keep this day alive
Whispered dreams so young and tired
It's hard to hold this day inside
And the happiest night I ever had
Up next to you in silver sand
So scared and high under winter moon
You whispered dreams that would all come true

We were so in love
Up next to you so fucked and high
Under winter moon it made me cry
Whispering dreams on silver sand

We were so in love
The happiest night
Yeah the happiest night I had
But winter moon and silver sand
This perfect night in another land
Whispering dreams so scared and high
We have to keep this night alive
Whispered dreams so fucked and high
It's hard to hold this night inside
Yeah and every summer's sun I want again
And every winter's moon I want the same
My happiest day and my happiest night

Always next to you
And held deep inside
Keeps me alive


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"Before Three" as written by Perry Bamonte Jason Toop Cooper

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  • +2
    General CommentNo comments on this song yet, oh well.
    I think this is the best song from the new album. For me it's all about past memories of an ex, and when you think back to the time you were together everything seems totally perfect. But you only realise how good those times were, once that person you were with is no longer in your life. And you realise how much you miss being with that person, and you want them back again.
    Totally love this song, and one which everyone can relate to I'm sure.
    beni_ffafon September 23, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is definitely one of the best songs on the album.

    i agree with beniff, this song is about a day with someone you loved who you didnt realize you loved til they were gone. a cliche topic but smith pulls it off really well. his lyrics are beautiful.
    rocketqueenzon October 03, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMe and my ex...So true...We had a summer night together...Just like that...and I cried...and he whispered dreams to come true...
    xxomfg_its_erinxxon April 25, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think it's a really sad song. you can hear the twist in his voice at the end. (actually i bought this cd when i was in japan... it may be different, as someone above said). the "keeps me alive" at the end seems to imply he doesn't have much else keeping him alive but memories of his youth, and young romance... it's sad, beautiful.
    feversomeon August 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is definitely one of the best songs on the album.

    i agree with beniff, this song is about a day with someone you loved who you didnt realize you loved til they were gone. a cliche topic but smith pulls it off really well. his lyrics are beautiful.
    rocketqueenzon October 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such an awesome and artistic song.

    I think that beni_ffaf has nailed the meaning.
    River Wolfon November 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea, i agree...best song on the album. anyone who has had the chance to get their hands on the Japanese version of the the new album like i have, will find that it ABSOLUTELY blows the American version out of the water...
    pfsalon January 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, beni_ffaf has it down. It's about a relationship, and how his memories of it and the dream of reuniting keep him alive.
    ramenoodles65on February 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite from the album. Feels like a holiday.
    sugaroton February 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere is a poem that edgar allan poe wrote in his youth called 'the happiest day'...It reminds me of this song
    azymaon February 16, 2007   Link

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