"Sunday Best" as written by and Daniel/palomar Layus....
When she's sleeping on the sofa
When she's laying in her Sunday best
When she's turning over Friday
I could swear I'm sleeping less and less.
And the ocean's getting warmer
And California's on her mind
Los Angeles is tired
But we always seem to feel alright

But I won't
No I won't
No I won't

'Cause she's already out the door
She's already out of here
She's already gone away
Already gone away

When I'm coming over Sunday
And I think about you all the time
I wonder what you're doing
I wonder why you never cry
When Boston's always raining
And we never ever seemed alive
I sung about you once now
I guess I might as well

But I won't
No I won't
No I won't

'Cause I'm already out the door
I'm already out of here
I've already gone away
Already gone away

Well I'm already out the door
I'm already out of here
I've already gone away
Already gone away


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"Sunday Best" as written by Jared Palomar Daniel Layus

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  • +3
    General Commentok, for once and for all, they got their name from the latin word meaning "small glimpse of hope" not some stupid hat, and they based this cd around that as well as finding a sense of home through a person rather than a place

    moving on, i love this song

    its about a guy who still loves this girl thats "already gone away" and he's looking back fondly on their relationship, remembering how she looked laying on the sofa and wondering what she's doing in her life now that she's moved on.
    he misses her and is losing sleep over it, confused about why she left but knowing they never had the best life together (and we never ever seem alive).
    with how upbeat and relaxed this song is, it makes me wonder if its in this song that he gets that its over and by him being "already out the door" he's finally ready to move on
    kaydaydreaminon February 28, 2007   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningI agree with haydenbunker in a few aspects.

    Only that "When she's sleeping on the sofa/When she's laying in her sunday best" seems to make reference to "When I'm coming over sunday", like she just doesn't care much about he being or not there.

    "And the ocean's getting warmer/And California's on her mind" Seems to me that Summer is coming and she's thinking about coming back for summer breaks. But he doesn't want her there anymore, "Don't come back", on the chorus.

    "Los Angeles is tired/But we always seem to feel alright/But I won't" Here he makes a metaphor with your state of mind and where you are. Just like in here "I wonder why you never cry/When in Boston's always raining/And we never ever seemed alive". LA is place to party and have fun, after that, it's tired. And they always are alright after that, but not this time. Boston seems like a sad place, but she's not.

    "Cause she's already out the door/She's already out of here/She's already gone away" She has already moved on.
    "Well I'm already out the door/I'm already out of here/I've already gone away" And now he has too.
    bybymcon May 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis cd is deffinately all about the same person..
    september surf 16on January 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyep totally agree! someone he loved left to go to boston and he didn't want her top leave anmd thinks all the time about leaving and going to find her but just...doesn't
    finallyfreeon February 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBEAUTIFUL song
    wokeupinacaron April 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbut i think they meant "sleeping on the sofa"
    wokeupinacaron April 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe cd is all about the same person....an imaginary girl named 'ana'.....thats how they got there name...they put the 12 months of the yr and 12 girls names in a hat and pulled out 'august' and 'ana'.....and 'ana' is who they sing about
    the_howeeon May 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthow did you find that out?
    lawn gnomeoon July 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe guys chose Augustana because it means "small glimpse of hope" in Latin. They didn't draw names out of a hat.
    yelhsamarieon July 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhen I first heard this song, I assumed it was about this couple comprised of a girl who had emotionally checked out of the relationship and was therefore..." already gone away", and a guy who at first held on to her "and I think about you all the time"...and later, after realizing the fact, fully left the relationship first. "Well, I'm already out the door..."
    I could be wrong though =)
    Jump_daylighton July 19, 2006   Link

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