"One Hundred Days" as written by and Mark Lanegan....
When the willow bends towards the end of day
And twilight falls again
To the funny sound that a blackbird makes
Twilight falls again
As no good reason remains, I'll do the same
Thinking of you
One day a ship comes in, one day a ship comes in
But I can't say how or when
But I know somewhere the ship comes in every day
There is no morphine, I'm only sleeping
There is no crime to dreams like this
And if you could take something with you
It would be right
Something good
From my fingertips, the cigarette throws ashes to the ground
I'd stop and talk to the girls who work this street, but I got business farther down
Like one long season of rain, I will remain
Thinking of you
One day a ship comes in
From far away a ship comes in
One hundred days you wait for it
And you know somewhere the ship comes in every day
There is no morphine, I'm only sleeping
There is no crime to dreams like this
And if you could take something with you
It would be bright
Just like something good
One day a ship comes in
One hundred days you wait for it
Something bright
Something so good
One hundred days
A ship comes in every day
You know it's good
You know it's good
A ship comes in every day
One day a ship comes in
Its good
When it's something good


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"One Hundred Days" as written by Mark Lanegan

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    General CommentThe man suffers from a heroin addiction, I'm pretty sure It's about the waiting for another dose. Of course, interpetation is key, so yours is as good as mine.
    vaselineon July 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentnice song, just cant really tell whats it about. The first part let me think he is alone and is waiting everyday for his woman to come in. But she doesnt come allthough he is sure she will. Meanwhile, he is living his live as he is asleep and always dreaming

    correct me if im wrong pls
    Lord Pembrokeon April 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's about heroin addiction and withdrawals.
    ZoloftSmoothieon August 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always thought this was about Death. 'Ships coming in' meaning someone dies every day. 'Taking something with you that is bright' meaning wanting to take happiness into your slumber.

    I can see how it is heroin addiction too though.
    GoldenMicon September 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is morphine. There is a link between dreams and morphine as Morpheus was the god of dreams in mythology but that's trivia. This song probably is about a drug adiction, that's the "business farther down".
    cecilforesteron January 25, 2010   Link
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    General Commentget the feeling it's a song about drug addiction...maybe he's just waiting around, sleeping, dreaming, thinking about the day when he'll fall off the wagon again and get his fix. he doesn't seem to be worried about addiction and is instead preoccupied with how amazing the drug is.
    or
    maybe he's waiting for a woman? "Like one long season of rain, I will remain
    Thinking of you"
    one of my favorite lines.
    I once dated a guy who told me this song reminded him of me :] it was our first "date" and it was the first time I had ever heard mark lanegan. needless to say, I was deeply moved.
    hpleron February 05, 2010   Link

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