"That Day Is Done" as written by Elvis Costello and Paul Mccartney....
I Feel Such Sorrow,
I Feel Such Shame.
I Know I Won't Arrive On Time
Before Whatever Out There Is Gone.
What Can I Do, That Day Is Done.
It's Just A Promise, That I Made
I Said I'd Walk In Her Parade.
Hot Scalding Tears I Thought Would Flow.
Still In My Heart They'll Never Show.

That Day Is Done, That Day Is Done,
You Know Where I've Gone, I Won't Be Coming Back
That Day Is Done.

Well I Recall, The Time And Place
When They Announced Her Precious Face.
I Thought At Once My Heart Would Burst,
Still, Every Time Is Like The First.

There Was Applause When She Stepped Up.
I Wished That I Could Interrupt
I Made No Sign, I Made No Sound
I Know I Must Stay Underground.

That Day Is Done, That Day Is Done.
You Know Where I've Gone,I Won't Be Coming Back,
That Day Is Done.

That's Why She Walks, Or So They Say.
She Always Knew Just What I Needed
Now If She Would, Just Look My Way
One Time Before They Proceed.

She Sprinkles Flowers In The Dirt
That's When A Thrill Becomes A Hurt,
I Know I'll Never See Her Face.
She Walks Away From My Resting Place.

That Day Is Done, That Day Is Done.
You Know Where I've Gone, I Won't Be Coming Back,

Lyrics submitted by ButNeverOutgunned

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  • +2
    General CommentThis is a song of a man who is singing to his lover from the grave - or at least the graveyard on the day of his funeral. You don't hear Paul sing lines like the first 2 in this song very often.
    ginty16on November 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    Song FactWritten primarily by Elvis regarding his grandmother and her impending death. He said it was too emotional for him so he sang it rom his own POV as the deceased. Paul contributed the chorus.
    OddLeggedOswldon May 05, 2016   Link
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    My Opinionmoving bridge
    sdz896542on September 29, 2016   Link

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