"Canons" as written by and Jeremy Enigk....
Threw myself on the floor
Chasing time
At the door
Half-past nine
Self-control
Lace your own heart
On the door

Night will mourn
And I'm sleeping on the better debt of day
Like the rising off
They won't need me till tomorrow
Night that claims the sky
Forever dreams of a better day

Half-past nine
Rise at four
Tracing time
After all
Casting iron
Self-control
Lace your heart
On the door

Night will mourn
And I'm sleeping on the better debt of day
Like the rising off
They won't need me till tomorrow
Night that claims the sky
Forever dreams of a better day
Say you'll be around


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"Canons" as written by Jeremy Enigk

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    General CommentI couldn't figure out parts of the songs as you guys can see, and in the CD booklet Jeremy didn't put the lyrics!
    So let's try the best we can...
    If you have any corrections, comment and I'll check back and edit.
    thursdaynighton November 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentokay, pretty sure they're correct now.
    thursdaynighton November 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJeremy Enigk has a solo album?
    Is this it?
    I didn't know that.
    But he was amazing in Sunny Day Real Estate.
    YourOwnDisaster xon November 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah dude. myspace.com/…
    It's called "World Waits" and before that a looong time ago he released a solo album called "Return of the Frog Queen" and then he was also in another band called the Fire Theft.

    I just saw him a few nights ago. Seriousily one of the best shows I've ever been to. He was playing alone (wanted to do something different on this tour), which I thought I wouldn't dig - but man did that prove me wrong - it was a lot better. I mean it's just him and he switches from playing songs on piano to playing songs on guitar - and his voice just shines. He has this way of keeping the essence of his songs as they were on records, but also extending the sound live. I don't know. I took videos: youtube.com/user/…
    thursdaynighton November 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat does this song mean? Im dying to know. I tend to gravitate toward songs that take meaning in my life...
    GrungyBeatleon January 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI hate how I could have seen this guy play twice within the space of 6 months but he didn't turn up both times.

    Never mind.

    I love this song, possibly the best off World Waits. It kind of makes me think that he's searching for a.. purpose? And that possibly the next day he could find it so for now he can rest easy. Inevitably, each day could be life changing or inspiring.

    I'm not making sense now.
    Tack-o-Ramaon February 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIncredible song.

    Seems to be about somebody who is rushing through life, day by day. And is unable to take the time to enjoy it.
    DarcMurkeeon June 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFrom what i've read the song is about Jeremy's habit of being a 'nocturnal creature.' i guess he stays up most of the night hanging out or working and then sleeps much of the day. Not as deep as i would have thought from the song's text, but you have to give the guy props for being able to write beautiful songs about the 'mundane' too.
    somethingonon September 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI can see that this hasn't been updated in a while but I think some of the lyrics are wrong. I saw him a couple of days ago and actually figured out some of the lyrics I couldn't really understand. The only thing I see wrong is the he says place your own heart
    on the goal at the end of the verses not lace your heart on the door.
    taylorburgon September 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI can see that this hasn't been updated in a while but I think some of the lyrics are wrong. I saw him a couple of days ago and actually figured out some of the lyrics I couldn't really understand. The only thing I see wrong is the he says place your own heart
    on the goal at the end of the verses not lace your heart on the door.
    taylorburgon September 02, 2008   Link

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