"Holiday" as written by Sara Taylor and Michael Rainbow....
It's getting late
It all just wanes and pales and fades away
If we just want it too much
And what a shame if all there is
Is all that's gone away
There's nothing left here for us

Dead light holiday
Killing time to make us stay
Hollow as the promises of yesterday
On and on the music plays

Memories in paraphrase
Falling past my window
Like the morning rain

It's all the same
So many words remaining
Always too late
It never seems worth taking

And all the days
And all the nights lost sleeping
And in the end
The secret not worth keeping


Lyrics submitted by eyrian

"Holiday" as written by Pierre Saka Roger Lucchesi

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General CommentI think this song is for the most part self-explanatory. It's about feeling sorrowful, sad, believing the best times in your life are past, and wanting to sleep all the time to escape the feelings of sadness.
    aegionon May 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"And what a shame if all there is
    Is all that's gone away"

    wow
    forever_hauntedon May 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree. One of the best lyrics by TBM..or ever! =)

    Howie
    leaving new yorkon July 09, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's about wishing everything was like it used to be.
    SmileyFuckingRainbowson February 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'm sorry about my last comment I just realize it's wrong anyways...

    I do think it's about life going on after the one you love is gone. And the "deadlight holiday" the holiday,isn't lighted or bright now that they're gone. Like an anniversary,it's dead lighted now that the they aren't there to celebrate it with them. The music keeps playing and life keeps going,but it's over for your love one. You wanted to tell them something you didn't get to. Now it's too late. The memories are there but the person isn't. "There's nothing left here for us." They believe there's nothing left to live for if the one they love is gone. "In the end the secrets not worth keeping" you try to stay together knowing that they wouldn't want you to be sad, but you fall apart it's not worth faking happiness. You can tell everyone how you feel now that the anniversary has come, and it's the first time not having them there. So the day is gloomy, it's dark, the lights seemed blown for you. It's no longer a happy day cause you can't spend it with the one you love.

    That's what I think. This song is sad. It's the saddest song by them. But it's the most beautiful one. I love it!
    Sorry for the last poorly written comment I made...
    Kittylovers28on November 26, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, I like this song too. I never really paid much attention to the lyrics before, but now that I think about it, they're pretty sweet.
    Greggoron September 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBasically, there were times that had meaning and they were fun and good, but somehow, or for some reason they all ended. Now there's nothing left to do, sad isn't it?
    "Killing time to make us stay" Apparently they want to stay so they look for things to do to give them a reason to stay.
    "Deadlight" means to block out light, so this holiday that they speak of is a dark and gloomy one.
    As for, "Memories in paraphrase" well, I looked up the meaning of paraphrase and it said, restatement of a text, passage, or work giving the meaning in another form. So I think what they are saying is they are trying to think of their memories in different ways.
    Analizing these lyrics seem pretty tough but I think I have a good idea of what the song means. I hope my comment helped others.
    ladynauseaon July 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think you have a good analysis on it "ladynausea" it is there best song by far lyrically and I also think it sounds the best you can tell she had a lot of emotion put into this song.
    KyleHeresyon October 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSong kicks ass.

    I think it's about the morning after a party...'memories in paraphrase',
    though the party could definitely be metaphorical.
    AlecsPenon September 01, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwith "ladynausea" on the paraphrase bit. Except they could be wanting to have the time to relive the memories again, repeat everything ever done :)
    MissMassacreon February 07, 2010   Link

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