"Setting Up Sunday" as written by and Meg/frampton Frampton....
Setting up Sunday
Watching the winter grow
So old
No
Oh, we're making excuses
For insecurities
It's not about me
It's never about me

Now I can't go on
I'm lost and alone
Now we're lovers gone
I'm lost and alone

Kid, I'm right here
And I'm not leaving
There's no way to make you stay
But I'm saving all my worries for that day you don't need me

Selling out Monday
Watching the children grow
So Cold
No
Oh, they're weighing our hands down
Our human frailities
It's not about me
It's never about me

Now I can't go on
I'm lost and alone
Now we're lovers gone
I'm lost and alone

Kid, I'm right here
And I'm not leaving
There's no way to make you stay
But I'm saving all my worries for the day you don't need me

Kid, I'm right here
It's now morning
There's no way
Please stay
Stay

Setting up Sunday
Watching their hearts in soil
Go mold


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"Setting Up Sunday" as written by Meg Frampton Dia Frampton

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    General Commentto me, this is the most beautiful song on the album...
    but these lyrics are off by a mile
    destroyerron August 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdestroyerr your right as this IS the most beautiful song on the album. but the meaning im not quite sure, maybe it's about watching the season's pass by.
    maverick0073on October 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentKid I'm right here and I'm not leaving
    There's no way to make you stay
    But I'm saving all my worries for the day you don't need me

    This part reminds me of a mother watching her kids go to university and such. She can't and doesn't want to make them stay at home, but she's worrying about the day that she won't be needed anymore.
    danifaceon October 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it sounds like a house wife/stay at home lover gets left behind when her children grow up and leave home, and her lover either dies or leaves her.
    NightPride911on October 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDammit, here's what I meant to say:

    It sounds to me like a House Wife/Stay-at-Home mother gets left behind when her children grow up and move out, and her husband/lover leaves her or dies. The song's about her trying to cope with her loneliness and longing for what she once had?
    NightPride911on October 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTechnically the lyrics are correct. This is the demo version. Apparently the song is based on Catcher in the Rye.
    keeping_novemberon December 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song means that the husband died or left the wife and kids when they were young.So the wife had to take care of the kids.And when the kids go off to college,the wife gets lonely and she feels that the kids don't need her anymore.But the kids come back every weekend.So yeah..you get the point.
    LyricalLies125on February 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis being my first post....
    The album version of this song is terrible , its like some pseudo-artistic producer newbie set up the instrumentation and feel of the song. Since when were they a bluegrass band? (not that bluegrass is terrible) The breakdown is just laughable with the drums at 1:42. The gimmicks don't work especially the "it's always about me" line at the very end. They should rerecord this song with a better producer. But perhaps im over-analysing this song. I suppose i like it so much that i find plenty of faults in its album version. I first heard it on youtube and i was blown away by their acoustic performance. Ive only known "Masterpiece" before that and i was bummed out that i missed out on listening what is now my favorite song of theirs. If you have not heard the acoustic version of this song, i suggest that you go to youtube. There are more harmonizing going on with the sisters and its great.

    The lyrics are and the melody work great together. Its like...well sooo smooth. I can't really describe it. TO ME, the song is about missing out on life; people, opportunities, love. Clinging on to what you can grab because theres a little voice inside you that is telling you that all things, good or bad, do not last forever.
    deep62on May 01, 2007   Link
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    General Comment...and one more thing.

    Did anybody notice that the chord progression with this song is similar to that of Masterpiece?

    Try it. Have a friend play the guitar and sing this song while you sing masterpice.
    deep62on May 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentokaaaaay, well, this is one of my favorite songs by meg & dia, especially the demo version. i have a theory about what this is about, and i just realized it now!
    okay, so did anyone ever read The Glass Menagerie? Because this song is very similar to the storyline. Let's analyze this!
    I'm setting up Sundays
    Watching the winter grow
    So oh... no
    Oh we're making excuses
    For human frailties
    It's not about me
    Oh it's never about me
    *The play is about a mother, Amanda, who is always all up in her kids (Laura & Tom) business. But not in a bad way. She wants the best for them, but she's a little controlling. The lines repeated in the song "it's not about me, it's never about me" are very similar to what Amanda says throughout the book. She constantly says that all she does she does for them. The "making excuses for human frailties" part seems to talk about Laura's "disability." I can't remember the how or why, but Laura had one leg shorter than the other and she was always upset about it. However, Amanda wouldn't let her make excuses for why she was so shy. She would not tolerate Laura's excuses. Setting up Sunday, I think, refers to the main part of the play, where Amanda and Tom set up a dinner for Laura and a "gentleman caller" whose name was Jim.

    Now home is gone
    And I'm lost and alone
    Now my lover's gone
    And I'm lost and alone
    *Amanda's husband was a travelling salesman who ran away from his family and was never heard from again. Hence, "my lover's gone."

    Kid I'm right here
    And I'm not leaving
    And there's no way to make you stay
    But I'm saving all my worries for the day you don't need me
    *Tom, who gave some sort of stablility to the family, threatened to leave his sister and mother several times because Amanda was so overbearing. I think she also thought that withought her, she would not know how Tom could go on with life, because he had somewhat of a dead-end job.

    Oh we're selling out Mondays
    Watching those children grow
    So cold.. no
    Oh we're weighing our hands down
    Our insecurities
    It's not about me
    Oh it's never about me
    *Laura was insecure talking to other people and spent most of her time with her glass animals. She weighed herself down with her shyness.

    Setting up Sundays
    Setting up Sunday
    Watching their hearts in soil
    It's not about me
    Oh oh it's never about me
    Making excuses
    For human frailties
    It's not about me
    It's not about me
    It's never about me
    Hey it's always about me
    *Amanda told Laura not to make excuses for her frailties, but in fact Amanda was making her own excuses. She wanted to better her children's lives to better her own.

    And this is my theory!
    legoblock_cliffson October 08, 2007   Link

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