"Decent Days And Nights" as written by David Craig, Barry Hyde, David Hyde and Ross Millard....
This is a brand new problem, a problem without any clues
If you know the clues, it's easy to get through

But you look confused and you don't know what to do
It's hard to get an answer when you haven't got a clue
If you work it out, tell me what you find

If the least you can do is show some restraint
Then the most you can do is get carried away

But you look confused and you don't know what to do
Say what you see, what you like
If you work it out, tell me what you find
We can have a few decent days and nights

If you're meant to be here and you want to be late
The best thing you can do is get lost on the way

I can see that you look confused and you don't know what to do
Say what you see, what you like
If you work it out, tell me what you find
We can have a few decent days and nights

If you want to make a guess, you should know it's not a game
'Cause you'll never get another chance to make a guess again

This is a brand new problem, a problem without any clues
If you know the clues, it's easy to get through

But you look confused and you don't know what to do
It's hard to get an answer when you haven't got a clue
If you want to make a guess, you should know it's not a game
'Cause you'll never get another chance to make a guess again
If you work it out, tell me what you find


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"Decent Days and Nights [Shy Child Remix][*]" as written by David Craig Barry Hyde

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    General CommentThis song is awesome! I can't believe no one's commented on it already. The Futureheads songs are so tasty...
    xIxheartxEmoon February 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentah yeah this is like the best sont off their album i would have thought itd have the most replys LOL
    EvyCakeson February 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt doesn't have that many replies because the lyrics are... unspetacular, to be kind.

    "This is a brand new problem
    A problem without any clues
    If you know the clues
    It's easy to get through "

    The fact that they overcome some horrible lyrics (come to think of it, it might be part of their sound, the plainness of the lyrics) makes the other facets of their songs that much more incredible.
    Snevikon March 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah..this song..eh. it's not their best. not their best by far. but, i think it is about someone being at some type of party, and realizing that you don't have any friends. so you try to make a friend by "
    If you want to make a guess
    and you know it's not a game
    'Cause you'll never get another chance
    to make a guess again"
    this is like trying to make a friend, only to make an ass out of yourself.. and then you get a reputation as an idiot. it's just my guess, and the futureheads seem to follow the "we are all losers" pattern. so their songs are easy to connect with.
    stalinworshipon April 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song (especially the singer's Sunderland accent) but have to agree that there isn't really much to the lyrics. Ah well...doesn't stop me jumping around like a maniac when it comes on!
    suicidal_angelon June 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentdecent days and nights is about trying to figure out of someone is gay or not.""if u know the clues it's easy to get through.If you want to make a guess and you know it's not a game
    'Cause you'll never get another chance to make a guess again."notice how the title sounds like decent gays and dykes.it's about a homophobe tryin to accept gay people innit?no?well a clever deduction anyway yeah?hehe
    murasakiblueon August 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think
    This is a brand new problem
    A problem without any clues
    If you know the clues
    It's easy to get through
    But you look confused and you don't know what to do
    It's hard to get an answer if you haven't got a clue

    i think this is about confronting and being scared of death as with all problems other people have gone throught them which are "clues" but their are no real clues for death.

    If you work it out tell me what you find
    We can have a few decent days and nights

    Here i think hes telling people if anyone can figure out death to tell him and he can be peaceful.


    If you want to make a guess and you know it's not a game
    'Cause you'll never get another chance to make a guess again

    this i think means dont think life is just a game cause you only get one chance!
    Sunshine_25on January 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think
    This is a brand new problem
    A problem without any clues
    If you know the clues
    It's easy to get through
    But you look confused and you don't know what to do
    It's hard to get an answer if you haven't got a clue

    i think this is about confronting and being scared of death as with all problems other people have gone throught them which are "clues" but their are no real clues for death.

    If you work it out tell me what you find
    We can have a few decent days and nights

    Here i think hes telling people if anyone can figure out death to tell him and he can be peaceful.


    If you want to make a guess and you know it's not a game
    'Cause you'll never get another chance to make a guess again

    this i think means dont think life is just a game cause you only get one chance!
    Sunshine_25on January 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always thought this was another relationship song. The singer is in a rocky relationship with somebody who's confused and doesn't know what to do. He tells her to go figure her shit out, and if she can do that, they can get back together and things can be decent between them:

    "If you work it out, tell me what you find
    We can have a few decent days and night"

    Well, that's what I always thought, anyway. All the lyrics can be interpreted to support this view if you think about it.
    yowza_beanon January 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFun song. Reminds me of House.

    Though I watch altogether too much House.

    Good lord, is it Tuesday yet?
    Meinoson May 18, 2006   Link

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