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Here we are outside a novel
Waiting for an end
We don't know the authors or the plot
Maybe someone's writing chapters
For us while we sleep
From a million miles away

Stuck without a captain or a chart
No one seems to know just who to follow anymore
Hang on
Hang on
There's a twilight
A nighttime and a dawn
Who knows
How long
So hang on
Hang on

So we fall inside a forest
Doesn't make a sound
Doesn't seem there's anyone around
Days are long but carry on
We still don't understand
We're a million miles away

Stuck without a captain or a chart
No one seems to know just who to follow anymore
Hang on
Hang on
There's a twilight
A nighttime and a dawn
Who knows
How long
So hang on
Hang on

Hang on
Hang on
When all is shattered
When all your hope is gone
Who knows
How long
There is a twilight
A nighttime and a dawn

Be brave
Be proud
Hold my hand
Pretend
When your hope is gone
So hang on
Hang on



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    General Commenti think its about feeling helpless. they really sound like maroon 5 in the begining.
    crimsonandcloveron June 14, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"We don't know the authors or the plot"

    the lyrics in the CD packet itself say:
    "But we don't know the authors of the book"

    outside of that, i agree with crimson. i think it's about feeling helpless and not being able to see the good, and just trying to hang on to what's good in life.
    ellie117on June 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnyone else see a pattern?

    PARACHUTE-The last song is "Parachute"

    GOLDFLY-The last song is "Rocketship"

    LOST AND GONE FOREVER-The last song is "Rainy Day"

    KEEP IT TOGETHER-The last song is "I Hope Tomorrow Is Like Today" which contains the lyrics "You're probably dreaming that you're flying on then you start to fall but then you rise..."

    And now GANGING UP ON THE SUN-The last song contains the lyrics "There's a twilight, a nighttime and a dawn."

    It could even work with the hidden tracks "Melanie" (Oh Melanie is smiling at the sky) and "Two at a Time" (For the lord the skies they parted)




    See it? Every last song on all of their albums is coming from the sky. A pretty cool way to signify that Guster is still aiming for the sky--greatness--well--at least in my opinion.
    arrstaron June 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love the new cd, and this song is one of the reasons why. i agree, this song is about being hopeless and alone and lost, but it's optimistic. it's telling people that it will get better and just...well...Hang On. I love this song. I especially love the chorus when it goes, "hang on, hang on, there's a twilight, a night time, and a dawn..." i love that part.
    improvkev5on July 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhen i saw them in concert they said this song was a 'love makin'n' song. i love it
    specialK37on July 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthaha aw i like that. they're funny in concert.
    hab204on July 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentForst of all, there are definitely some errors in the lyrics, particularly in the second verse.

    Also, I think there's the issue of hope, obviously, but I also think that this song has a bit of a philosophical and religious element as well. He is questioning God and our purpose in life. I suppose it's saying that even though you don't have the answers, hang on and you'll find the answers.
    mkgrenwelon August 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWow, gotta love the irony of a typo leading off a sentence about errors in the lyrics.
    mkgrenwelon March 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentin their podcasts with jeff garlin they said they just wanted a simple song like "let it be"
    ihateusernameson August 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWow. Saddest guster song yet.
    individual265on December 04, 2007   Link

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