So let’s face it this was never what you wanted
And I know its fun to pretend
Now blank stares and empty threats
Are all I have, they’re all I have.

So drown me and if you can
Or we could just have conversation.
And I fall, I fall, I fall down
But I found you, before I drift away

Now you still speak of day old hate
Though your whole world has gone up into flames
And isn’t it great to find that you’re really worth nothing
And how safe it is to feel safe.

So drown me and if you can
Or we could just have conversation.
And I fall, I fall, I fall down
But I found you, before I drift away

The things we do just to stay alive
The things we do just to stay alive
The things we do just to stay alive
The things we do just to keep ourselves alive.



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Day Old Hate song meanings
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    General Commentdefinately one of my favourite acoustic songs. and thats saying alot. theres just something about accoustic that makes me feel at peace and sad at the same time. I cant ecplain it.
    acoustic_lullabyon September 13, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningThis is what i got out of it: Enjoy

    He wanted this girl so very badly but she never showed those feelings back, maybe at first. He knew she was pretending all along, even though she swore she was really in love with him and she was happy (LIE).
    When they try to have a convo...its just gone,when he looks in her eyes theres nothing; empty. When ever he does something wrong she glares; theres tention.
    She probably has a drinking problem, he just wants to talk to her. but the less answers he gets from her, the more he drinks and he is drifting away but if he could somehow find her again. she is constantly throwing some stupid mistake in his face....she can't let go of it..he doesn't understand completely. and she cant get over that stupid thing, while his life has gone up into flames. She makes him feel like he is worth nadah. He is trying to keep himself; to convince himself that life is worth living.
    kbates9614on April 10, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis is the song thats kid of helping me get over a break up and strangely this same song got him over me... hmm... thanks dallas green... i think :S
    mandipantson July 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe last three paragraphs of this song are amazing.
    Dallas is an amazing musician. I officially love him.
    drmmrgrlon July 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDallas is absolutely amazing ...I think more so on his own but wow, i can't believe the difference between this and his AOF stuff.
    Mr_Rogers19on December 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favourite City & Colour song. Awsome stuff.
    bleedthecoloursopenon December 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentammaaazzzzzzzzzing song
    the whole CD is effing brilliant.
    tequila_on December 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe lyrics are amazing, first of all.
    & i would say that...
    this song is about a relationship [maybe] where the two people faded apart, something bad happened, or it was a bad break up. i think maybe he is talking about his ex's suffering & by saying "Now isn't great to find, that you're really worth nothing." is just saying that he's over her...and he was in pain for so long, and now it was her turn.
    perhaps.

    i don't know.
    x if winter endson February 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMistake:
    "And I fall, I fall, I fall down"
    Correction:
    "And I fall, I fall, I faulter..." (the lyrics are right in the CD case)
    tequila_on February 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlove the song, dallas green is amazing and this song deff my favorite one, and i can get really depressed listening his album. well, i'm totally in love with this musician.
    xbastardaxon July 30, 2006   Link

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