"Ten days" as written by and Jay/higgins Clifford....
So we've put an end to it this time.
I'm no longer yours and you're no longer mine.
You said this hill looks far too steep
If I'm not even sure it's me you want to keep.
And it's been ten days without you in my reach,
And the only time I've touched you is in my sleep.

But time has changed nothing at all
You're still the only one that feels like home.
I've tried cutting the ropes and
I let you go but you're still the only one
That feels like home.

You won't talk me into it next time,
If I'm going away your hearts coming too.
'Cause I miss your hands I miss your face.
When I get back let's disappear without a trace.

'Cause it's been ten days without you in my reach,
And the only time I've touched you is in my sleep.

But time has changed nothing at all
You're still the only one that feels like home.
I've tried cutting the ropes,
Tried letting go but you're still the only one
That feels like home.

So tell me, did you really think
Oh tell me, did you really think
I had gone when you couldn't see me anymore?
When you couldn't

'Cause baby time has changed nothing at all
You're still the only one that feels like home.
And I've tried cutting the ropes,
I let you go but you're still the only one
That feels like home, yeah,
You're still the only one that feels like home,
You're still the only one I've gotta love.
Oh yeah


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"Ten Days" as written by Jay/higgins Clifford

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    General CommentGod this song is beautiful. In a outwardly way I can relate to it abou a friend. But man this song is gorgeous.
    !!**!!on October 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song from a great aussie artist. The song itself can be taken in 2 ways in one respect it is about losing a friend or a loved one, and on the other hand it can be taken as the feeling when us aussies travel overseas and miss our families and friends and everything that IS Australian and how it gets to the degree that when you come off the plane from your trip you just want to kiss the ground cause you are home also it is around the ten day mark that the homesickness starts and you realise that no matter how far or where you go Australia is "the only one that feels like home" I think that the second interpretation is probably due to the fact that this song was written whilst Missy was backpacking through Europe (I believe) for a year and she was describing the feelings of seperation she had
    Tyruunieon December 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song from a great aussie artist. The song itself can be taken in 2 ways in one respect it is about losing a friend or a loved one, and on the other hand it can be taken as the feeling when us aussies travel overseas and miss our families and friends and everything that IS Australian and how it gets to the degree that when you come off the plane from your trip you just want to kiss the ground cause you are home also it is around the ten day mark that the homesickness starts and you realise that no matter how far or where you go Australia is "the only one that feels like home" I think that the second interpretation is probably due to the fact that this song was written whilst Missy was backpacking through Europe (I believe) for a year and she was describing the feelings of seperation she had
    Tyruunieon December 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree with you Tyruunie. I am Australian, living overseas so I can totally relate to what you're saying, and what Missy is trying to express. I got this CD two days before I moved back after Christmas break and 'Ten Days' just sums up the feeling of loosing someone perfectly. When you're at home, with the people you love, you feel accepted, safe and warm. When you're away by yourself, you feel foreign, out of place and lonely. I feel like Missy left a loved one behind, and for her, no matter what, that person is home.

    "You said this hill looks far too steep,
    if I'm not even sure it's me you wanna keep."
    I feel like this deals with the issues of long distance relationships.
    mrbakeron February 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much. It describes the feeling exactly of being far away from someone you love and how hard it can be. To sum it up this song is very acurately about how "absence makes the heart grow fonder"
    lauralooon March 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is definately about her being away from her loved one. It's such a gorgeous song.
    She's so good, I seem to be able to relate to all her songs right now.
    regan_89on April 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love Missy heaps and was always confused about what this song was about.... it was great to read everyones comments and see what they thought... i love the whole aussie aspect i believe thats what it means now...
    kirstnkyzon May 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is my fave Missy song! She wrote it when overseas about a guy she was missing (i think they broke up when she left) and sent it to him for his birthday. But apparently she spoke to him a while later and he said he was doing great without her, so she then wrote an angry song for him. She played it live in Melbourne, and it was awesome, it had a real sarcastic, nasty sting to it, i hope it's on one of her Cd's in the future.
    Rizoon July 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm not Aussie (which means I can't find Missy albums anywhere around here, but anyway...) and I've never moved away from my country, but I have a friend who's an Aussie. We met over the summer and I instantly felt so comfortable with him, and then I returned back here, so far away from him and I miss him. Ten Days is the song that makes me think of him, because "Time has changed nothing at all - you're still the only one that feels like home."

    Everything's so crazy and confusing, everyone has expectations but when I talk to him I feel like myself.
    Except that it hasn't been ten days without him in my reach - it's more like 10 months...
    TakeaLookon April 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song means everything to me. I can't explain how perfectly it fits right now.

    I'm leaving Australia tomorrow; who knows when I'll be back. I don't want to leave him.
    heethar73on August 02, 2007   Link

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