"40 Days" as written by and Neil / Halstead....
Forty days and I miss you
I'm so high that I've lost my mind
It's the summer I'm thinking of
Forty days and I'm blown away
If I saw something new
I guess I wouldn't worry
If I saw something new
I guess I wouldn't care
You said you're always sleeping
But if so, I'll be leaving
It's just that I'm always falling
And it makes me feel bad, yeah
If I saw something new
I guess I wouldn't worry
If I saw something new
I guess I wouldn't care
Just to try and watch you
Said I love the way that you smile, don't
Makes me try and watch you
I said I love the way that you smile, don't
Smile whenever I watch you
I said I love the way that you smile, don't
Smile whenever I watch you
I said I love the way that you smile, don't


Lyrics submitted by Ging3r, edited by crpyvnce, amandrep

"40 Days" as written by Neil Halstead

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  • +5
    General Commenti said that i love the way that you smile.
    bold_as_loveon April 24, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General Commentthis song is so unbelievably beautiful...that chorus gives me the chills every time.
    anglfshon July 21, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General Commentit's not 'if i saw something new', it's 'if i saw something good'...
    as to the other errors, there is a youtube video of neil performing it a few years ago that make the lyrics very clear:

    youtube.com/…
    singingfordoorwayson December 27, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSlowdive came out with this song in 1994, way before Lali Puna was even a band.
    nicolecassidyon July 29, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentim so high that i lost my mind
    Duckson March 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentaching heart
    Ging3ron December 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSlowdive came out with this song in 1994, way before Lali Puna was even a band.
    nicolecassidyon July 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlali puna does a cover of this on the slowdive tribute
    pipboyon April 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is beautiful and this band is amazingly amazing!
    songbirdsweetsourjaneon May 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDescribes the fighting that ensues in relationships and it's hapless attempt to express itself creatively. "You said you're always sleeping" (where one is hazy) and so the narrator threatens to leave her "if so" but he never truly can because, after a month or too misses her so much. When he eventually breaks it off, he muses "40 days and I miss you" - he misses being high with her in the summer after dumping her. An eloquent depiction of fleeting love, usually combining the imagery of drunk college students who have no idea what they're doing with their Lives (very classic Rachel & Nick). So much insecurity riddled within their non-comitted mystery. "If I saw something new, I guess I wouldn't worry, I guess I wouldn't care" because after falling in love for the first time- nothing else matters. No one else matters. You want to be with him forever, and he with you forever. Similar vibe to Slowdive's astoundingly beautiful "Alison": with specific regards to the floating aesthetic & ensuing guilt. To feel bad, to perish in the apathy that ensues post-Haiku nature of The Human Beings (The lovers) & The Universe. To love the way someone smiles. The beauty of laughter. The way it completely changes you so that recursively, in 40 days, you need to be happy again to connect with the first time you found that in another person.
    Graceaoon January 06, 2018   Link

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