"Nite Becomes Day" as written by and Clarence Greenwood....
Things have been getting real heavy these days
The media the system
the people chasing pay
Somebody's got a rifle he won't turn the other cheek
Now its his turn

Things have been getting real hectic these days
An eye for an eye
A spade is a spade
They're shooting him down and he's running away
That was their turn

I believe in
The same thing that makes the night become day
Tide and the water
Sons and the daughters
Can't hide it can't fight it
Love
I'm a say it again

It's the same thing that makes the moonlight
Meet up with the sunlight
Can't fight it can't buy it
Love, I'm a say it again

When cut deep the same blood we bleed
We're not immune to addiction or disease
Got violent deaths in our family trees
Now it's our turn

Things have been seeming real ready these days
From the North to the South to the East to the West
Happiness will you put it to your chest
When it's your turn


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"Nite Becomes Day" as written by Clarence Greenwood

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    General CommentI'm thinking this song means that things will always be hard and keep getting hard, but as long as you pull yourself together every time and keep your feet grounded you'll get right through it.
    FoundINSoundon June 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure the lyrics are
    "Happiness is a bullet to your chest when it's your turn."

    This song basically means society as a whole has lost all sense of morals and justice but he's a spiritual guy and he believes that in the end we can't fight the love.
    (same thing that makes the night become day = God) ..not exactly the christian God but a higher powerful being/force
    carolinasunon December 15, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningThings have been getting real heavy these days
    The media the system
    the people chasing pay
    Somebody's got a rifle he won't turn the other cheek
    Now its his turn

    (All people care about is money, the media and the system sucks. But hold up! Someone has a gun, and he's not willing to "turn the other cheek" as in calm down. He's compelled to solve his problems with violence.

    Things have been getting real hectic these days
    An eye for an eye
    A spade is a spade
    They're shooting him down and he's running away
    That was their turn

    (He's saying that there is so much violence in the world it's crazy. That people always have to "get even" thus, the "eye for an eye" phrase. The man with the rifle had "his turn" to be violent; now the police have "their turn" to shoot him down in retaliation.)

    I believe in
    The same thing that makes the night become day
    Tide and the water
    Sons and the daughters
    Can't hide it can't fight it
    Love
    I'm a say it again

    (I mean, love could be a symbol for God, since I don't think love can make the night become day. So yeah, I'ma go with God. Love=God.)

    It's the same thing that makes the moonlight
    Meet up with the sunlight
    Can't fight it can't buy it
    Love... I'm a say it again

    (Once again, Love=God. He's talking about peace. He wants everyone to chill the f#ck out and relax; love each other. I swear, if everyone was as laid back as Cope, there would be war AT ALL.)

    When cut deep the same blood we bleed
    We're not immune to addiction or disease
    Got violent deaths in our family trees
    Now it's our turn

    (We're all the friggin' same. When we're cut, we bled the same red blood, we all can get addicted to something, and we're not immune to tragedy (violent deaths). It seems like a TAKE THAT to racists, sexists, and anyone else who discriminates. The "now it's our turn" is pretty much saying we're going to go through the same cycle of ignorance of our ancestors. Clever, Cope.)

    Things have been seeming real ready these days
    From the North to the South to the East to the West
    Happiness will you put it to your chest
    When it's your turn

    (At the end, Cope is pretty much asking the LISTENER not to be violent. "Happiness, will you put it in your chest when it's your turn?" Will you put love/god in your heart when ever you have a "turn" or opportunity to be violent. Will you turn the other cheek?"

    Classic Cope. It's such a shame that people here ignore some of his more lyrically brilliant songs. I just figured this song out TODAY, and I've been listening to it for close to a year. Yeah, it sounds good, but Cope is actually one of those few artists that incorporate a meaning into their songs. Appreciate.
    Doctanianon March 31, 2011   Link

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