"Daniel" as written by and Lior Attar....
Steppin into a doorway in my mind
this is where you live
it’s where you live

I forgot the things that I could find
I have not been in here for years

I climb the stairs that hide behind the vines
I walk through the over-growth of time

Up to where we sat in clouds of smoke
up to when we swam in pools of hope.

And all the while I’m looking for your half-smile
something that will show me that you are still around
And all the while I’m looking for your half-smile
something that will show me ooh that you still know me
yeah well you still know me yeah

further on the pavement starts to crack
and this is where we fill
its where we fill

where smoke turns to haze I hesitate
and I choose to leave the way I came

Outside its overcast and visions hard to find
but the memories will be my guide

coz even though I know our skins have changed
colours that we share, they still remain

And all the while I’m looking for your half-smile
something that will show me that you are still around
Yeah all the while I’m looking for your half-smile
something that will show me ooh that you still know me
yeah well you still know me yeah

Steppin into a doorway in my mind
this is where you live
Daniel



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    General Commentumm... good song, but i have no idea if this is the actual lyrics... correct me if i'm wrong
    Splaire89on May 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYou've done a pretty good job! Thanks a lot! I was actually gunna add them! But now I dont have to! Maybe I can help out with some of the other gems Lior has manefested!

    In relation to the meaning, I think the persona is thinking of an old friendship from the past (with Daniel) that fell apart for some reason. The chorus seems to say that there the persona still hopes that there are no hard feelings, has memories of their friendship, and that 'Daniel' still thinks of him and their friendship.
    Well that's what I think anyway... I can relate to it.


    Just a few minor changes to lyrics:
    "where we fill" should be "where we fell" both times
    and
    "well you still know me" should be "will you..." both times
    perkypurceon June 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree with purcy. I love the song alot, it has ingenuity and is an absolutely beautiful piece, melodically and lyrically.
    rhcp_rock_my_sockson January 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the who lost friend. I'm guessing that there's also a hint of a story about getting caught up in the drug game.
    "Up to where we sat in clouds of smoke
    up to when we swam in pools of hope."
    One gave up, while the other kept up the drug game. Or whether it's just a matter of realising that there is little left in common.
    Well written song with great melody.
    Lomiothielon May 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsplaire, good job. Only other problem is "hide beneath the vines" not behind.

    Lomiothiel, I agree. Sounds like they were pot heads, and they parted ways when he cleaned up his act.
    Mim_Crellinon September 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI completely disagree. I always thought of the whole song as being a metaphor of him searching through his memory of an old friend. The few first lines being the biggest clue: "Steppin into a doorway in my mind, this is where you live"
    kervin86on August 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI thought he was singing about visiting an old friend who he hadn't seen for ages. I thought maybe 'Daniel' lost his memory about their friendship, or even maybe he's suffering from alzheimers... what made me think of that were these lines:

    "And all the while I’m looking for your half-smile something that will show me that you are still around"

    and "something that will show me ooh that you still know me "

    and "This is where you live Daniel"

    it was like Lior is reminding Daniel where he lives. and that he couldn't see the familiar face in Daniel (the half smile bit) and especially the line " something that will show me that you still know me"

    heh. i dunno. that's just what i thought when i first listened to the song
    noolzahon September 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti reckon its actually about himself.
    a metaphor for rediscovering who he is and the tough path it is to find this out...

    maybe somethings made him dramatically change? and he wants to find the person he used to be.
    i just get the idea its more personal than a friend.
    he looks at all the images that he used to be ie. half smiles and whatnot.
    sarbon March 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about him suddenly being reminded of an old friend who he'd lost contact with.

    Sometimes you can be very close to someone for a while but slowly you lose touch, drift apart and all of a sudden they are completely forgotten. Then one day you are reminded of your past friendship and you think back to all the good times you spent together and wonder how all that could have just been forgotten about.

    I think Daniel is about something like that.
    cookiejaron March 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI feel like this song is about him getting high after a really long time of being sober and finding himself.
    Like, he pushed his true self into the back of his mind.
    Especially because he sings "hiiighhh" the whole time.
    Haha, well, thats just my opinion.
    woahhcindyyxon August 03, 2008   Link

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