Oh blast, I drank the wrong draft down
Two sips from your crown
The drops you left for me
Am I so easily appeased?

Madrigal, why didn't you come out today?
You promised to play
Marigold, why didn't you come out today?
We promised to play fair

You were already there
You were ready to cast our fate to the wind
To try your hand at everything
What a cinch it would have been had we been there

Those trials are held for tuning in
And smiles are stretched to be shown
So when you claim to see for miles
It's not but I believe it's true

Yes, trials are held for tuning in
And smiles are stretched to be worn
So when you claim to see for miles
You don't but I believe you do

On this day which began as execution day
And sure enough became execution day

On this day which began as execution day
And true to form became execution day


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    General CommentI love the nod to The Who..."When you claim to see for miles..."
    CharlatanSinon April 03, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationIt's about someone breaking up with the person who wrote the song.
    Kristal9on August 09, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is all about dread. He woke up today knowing full well that it was execution day, but it didn't make it any easier. The early verses call to mind lots of images of regret. "Oh blast, I drank the wrong draft down" "We promised to play fair" "What a cinch it would have been had we been there" and then the end seems to be saying that even though you dread the end, you can't slow it's coming. True to form it's always going to be execution day. Dreading it won't stop it.
    micusficuson July 31, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis a great song, but:
    On this day which began as execution day,
    And sure enough became execution day.

    On this day which began as execution day,
    And true to form became execution day.

    seems kind of lame to me.
    alex33on January 17, 2007   Link

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