I got to put some things in the ground
Even with this season coming around
It's green's last gasp
And leaves brown
And autumn days are winding down

I got to get it out of my head
And make good on some things I've said
In case you overheard my plans
And find me out as the talker that I am

But holidays are made for reading
And remembering things that are worth repeating
In the clatter of the afternoon
In the sunlight that is left
We can make a list of things to forget

Maybe the drive was a little too long
Can we pull over to the shoulder so I can write this song?
The carpet they laid out is a grey shade of red
Road work ahead
That's what we said

But holidays are made for reading
And remembering things that are worth repeating
In the clatter of the afternoon
In the sunlight that is left
We can make a list of things
To forget the false starts
And the loose strings
The feelings of regret that ring
On a day when you haven't done much of anything



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    Song MeaningThis is just a brilliant song. I find it especially applicable at this time of year, since it reminds me of going home for the holidays, perhaps to a home that is not exactly as you'd like it to be. References to the end of autumn, car trips and a carpet being laid out (a home being prepared) support this, I think. Maybe I'm putting a bit too much of myself into it, but it specifically reminds me of a child coming home from college; perhaps a quiet person who plans to spend their holidays reading and trying to have a good time- make memories worth repeating. However, when they get home they find themselves making a list of things they'd like to forget (which ironically makes them dwell on these things more, of course). Anyway, just a really fantastic song.
    crushedmidnighton December 13, 2008   Link

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