"International Dateline" as written by and Daniel Hunt....
Woke up in the evening
To the sound of screaming
Through the walls it was bleeding
All over me

Untied and weightless
Unconscious as we cross
The international dateline
Let's end it here

Grown tired of the show-coast
And then as we toast
There are all zeros
Around here

Untied and weightless
Unconscious as we cross
The international dateline
Let's end it here

Let's end it here
Let's end it here
Let's leave it here
Let's leave it here

Woke up in the evening
To the sound of screaming
Through the walls it was bleeding
All over me

Untied and weightless
Unconscious as we cross
The international dateline
Let's end it here

Let's end it here
Let's end it here
Let's leave it here
Let's leave it here


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"International Dateline" as written by Daniel Hunt

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  • +1
    General CommentThe International Date Line is the imaginary line on the Earth that separates two consecutive calendar days. So in a way, it is what seperates time in a certain place...even though the idea of time can be very subjective.

    In this song, which is freakin awesome, I believe that the narrator is in a place she/he doesn't want to be, and she is trying to cross over to another time, or international dateline. If you might want to look at in a deeper sense, the international dateline could maybe be crossing over into your dreams or possibly death, because whenever or whoever crosses that line, time is indifferent.
    jamesdeanlovaon July 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI would almost say it's a combination of what jamesdean said. It's about crossing into your dreams, and truly embracing them. But those dreams are something like death.
    Almost like they are becoming comfortable with the fact that they will eventually die, and it's allowed them to move forward into a new day.
    jonestown_teaon January 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAbsolutely sublime!
    Reminds me of Nena's irgendwie/wo/wann somehow, the happy beats but sombre haunting melody

    Anyway, I cant seem to find a meaning for this song that fits exactly the way I would feel 'that's right'.

    the other explanations are pretty cool but something's missing for me.
    the song just evokes indescribable emotions
    th1rte3non November 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmakes me think of the moment when chronology becomes oblique; the moment that bridges quantum mechanics and relativity
    eeriemilyon February 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI also think the song refers to the brink of something that happened with a defined point. Specifically, a relationship ended, and now they are free.
    ChrisOfSpadeson March 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta think playgroundlove made a nice review of the lyric, and i agree that they shouldnt stop playing that way!
    dolcecarson May 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDateline is where one day ends and other begins. Song is about trying to turn the page or make the next step together with someone.
    alecmgon March 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with th1rte3n, while the meanings written fit, I can't help but feel as if there's a another level or something somewhere, since it's such a beautiful song.

    Has anyone heard the harmonium version? I love that so much.
    zJacobon October 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThe () is my intepretation

    Woke up in the evening
    To the sound of screaming
    (You wake up, and “hear” yourself screaming)

    Through the walls it was bleeding
    All over me
    (The walls are bleeding by your destruction of yourself)

    Untied and weightless
    Unconscious as we cross
    The international dateline
    (You get unconscious when you set a international dateline of yourself, you walk against yourself to take another shape, you step out of the light of yourself to live within a lie)
    Let’s end it here
    (Therefore, you end yourself here, at the international dateline)

    Grown tired of the show-coast
    (You’re tired of insight, realization and fascination of your true self)

    And then as we toast
    (And then as they celebrate their new shape)

    There are all zeros
    Around here
    (They are surrounded by zeros that lies on the ground, done and broken)

    Untied and weightless
    Unconscious as we cross
    The international dateline
    (You’ll get unconscious when you set a international dateline of yourself, you walk against yourself to take another shape, you step out of the light of yourself to live within a lie)
    Let’s end it here
    (Therefore, you end yourself here, at the international dateline)

    Let’s end it here
    Let’s end it here
    (You end yourself here, at the international dateline)

    Let’s leave it here
    Let’s leave it here
    (Let leave yourself here on the ground, broken)

    Woke up in the evening
    To the sound of screaming
    (You wake up, and “hear” yourself screaming)

    Through the walls it was bleeding
    All over me
    (The walls are bleeding by your destruction of yourself)

    Untied and weightless
    Unconscious as we cross
    The international dateline
    (You’re unconscious when you set a international dateline of yourself, you walk against yourself to take another shape, you step out of the light of yourself to live within a lie)
    Let´s end it here
    (Therefore, you end yourself here, at the international dateline)

    Let’s end it here
    Let’s end it here
    (Therefore, you end yourself here, at the international dateline)

    Let’s leave it here
    Let’s leave it here
    (Let leave yourself here on the ground, broken, to live in an lie and coldness)
    Monreflectionson April 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have a MUCH more literal interpretation culled from an actual experience of mine: I was flying from San Francisco to Hong Kong and somewhere over Japan we hit a wind-sheer and dropped about 200 feet. I mean a FREE FALL of 200 feet, everything in the cabin was just floating for a few second. The flight attendants, used to this, all dropped into a ball as if chroeographed. I was NOT wearing my seat belt and so was "untied and weightless", asleep but "woke up to the sound of screaming", and ABSOLUTELY SURE this was it!!! You know, battening down the hatches, thinking of my wife back home, life flashing before my eyes, sure that I was going to "end it here". But the wings suddenly found a handle and EVERYTHING that was floating suddenly crashed to the ground. This song ALWAYS reminds me of that experience.
    edgetanneron June 07, 2014   Link

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