The day breaks, it's broken
And time comes undone
Standing still's the sun

I'm leaving this evening
But first night must come
Standing still's the sun

I am waiting under the sun
I am waiting for my time to come

I'm walking in circles that gradually grow
Still sunlight glows

On bridges
Past churches
Through fields I have roamed
Stillness 'round me glows

I am waiting under the sun
I am waiting for my time to come

Come away now
It's time to begin
Come away now
I'm coming, my friend
Come away now
We've all seen the end
Come away now
Oh, I'm coming, my friend

When is time going to change?
I'm ready


Lyrics submitted by bollywoodtoile

Italy song meanings
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    General CommentI get chills whenever I listen to this song. I don't think it's about death, although it could be, I think it's about any major transition in life-- when things around you seem stagnant, and still, like the quiet before the storm, you know that change is coming-- that time is going to change. It's a song about growing, about transformation, or at least being so ready for transformation that you're screaming it at the top of your lungs. Love, love, love.
    seeemilyplaayon August 11, 2009   Link
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    General Commenteight minutes of heaven
    evanreyeson April 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful.
    thesimpletruthon September 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about the beauty and timelessness of certain places... like, say, a trip through Italy, countryside and cityscape. That said, I third the complements.
    Cynothoglyson January 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of times when you take a minute to reflect or get caught in the moment and get the sensation that what your experiencing is just a dream. Time seems to stop for a second.
    RobotRockon February 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit's death, man! DEATH! srrsly.when he says he's leaving this evenin', he means he's gonna die! and when he says he's waiting for his time to come, and that he's "RRREEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAADDDDYYYYYY", that means he's ready TO DIE. why do you think he says he's ready with such vigor at the end? HUH
    twee!on March 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI am waiting under the sun...
    When is time going to change?
    eating_for_youon January 31, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's about transition. Could be either a spiritual or physical transition, or possibly both. The first half could be the physical aspect. He's leaving wherever he is (Italy?) that evening and is waiting in anticipation. The latter part of the song is more spiritual (When is time going to change? I'm ready) and could be alluding to death. Either way it's a beautiful set of lyrics to a beautiful song.
    TheSundanceKidon April 16, 2011   Link
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    My Opinioni resent my bro, who showed me this song. but i still LOVE this song! :D
    TheSheion May 21, 2011   Link

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