"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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  • +1
    General Commenthaha wow your retarded the way the song is the first time is right.
    it says our insecurities first
    then our human frailities

    i have the cd which has the lyrics to all the songs

    but the end is grow mold not go mold
    h.b...on July 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere is actually two versions on this song.
    The acoustic version which ends with "its not about me, no no its never about me, its always about me."
    and then theres the ending, "watching their hearts in soil, grow mold."
    alex3kesson August 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow..no one commented about what they think this song is about. well here goes:
    i think its about a single parent "now my lover's gone, im lost and alone" who is raising the children. so the parent is telling the child that they're here for them. but as the child grows older, theres no way to make the child stay so the parent is just accepting that fact and won't think about it until the child actually moves out and no longer needs the parent, leaving the parent without a lover or a child to take care of. thats my first impression anyway.
    shananeron October 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI guess this is just me and my person experience
    but the way i see it is

    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

    {Spending your entire life trying to help someone,
    and then forgetting to help yourself]

    Now my home is gone
    And I'm lost and alone
    Now my lover's gone
    And I'm lost and alone

    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

    [Falling in love with that person,
    But knowing once they learn to help themselfs
    you won't be half as important anymore and won't know
    how to live]

    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

    [Not wanting anything in that persons life to go wrong]

    Now I cant go on
    And I'm lost and alone
    now my lovers gone
    And I'm lost and alone

    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

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

    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
    [Pretty much the same as above]
    mcrsavedmylife19on April 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere are two versions of this song. There are minor lyrical differences, such as phrases being switched. I had only known about the acoustic version, but today I just found out about the one off of Something Real. And it's rekindled my love in this band. The piano is fantastic.

    Anyways, whichever version you're listening to, the song is obviously about the struggle of picking oneself up after a relationship. I had never thought of it involving a kid, but it does make sense. I think it's about a very messed up relationship, on and off, and the protagonist has finally been convinced it's the end. However, s/he believes s/he'll come back if s/he waits.

    I think it deals with the end of true love. Which is why it's so hard understand, since true love never dies.
    AlecsPenon September 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is based on the play "The Glass Menagerie" by Tenessee Williams. In the play, the father leaves, forcing his wife Amanda to care for and raise two children. Laura, the daughter, is disabled and has nothing in her life but her glass fgurines. Tom, the son makes money for the family and feels trapped, not able to pursue his dreams because of having to support his sister and mother, who is stuck in the past and slightly insane.

    Tom wants to leave and become a writer, but he is trapped. Laura is forced by her mother to have "male suitors" come and see her, as the Amanda is living in the past and believes everything is still happy and well. In her devotion to her children, she has become overbearing and pushed them away. The portrait of the father remains above the mantle, a constant reminder of his presence being missing. Tom eventually does leave and never comes back to his family again.

    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

    This refers to Amanda's constant positive facade, when really everything is gone, her lover and her children.

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

    Refers to her husband who left her alone and confused.

    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

    Refers to Tom leaving and Amanda's inability to stop him.

    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

    Refers to her children growing away from her and Laura's crippled condition.

    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

    This is Amanda begging not to be left alone again, and her final breakdown.

    This is just my take on it, and as they base music off of literature, I think its right. I suggest you read the play as well, as it is very good.
    xRachelxon January 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI never really thought about what the song in general means, but to me it's about an exboyfriend of mine. He calls me kid all the time, and I used to break up with him and he'd just be there completely helpless so the chorus:
    Kid I'm right here
    and I'm not leaving
    There's no way to make you stay

    is like perfect for that. It's funny how the roles are reversed now.
    Aurelia.Sunriseon March 25, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentTHis song is all wrong... this is how it really goes.

    "Setting up sundays
    Watching the winter grow
    So oh...no
    Oh were making excuses
    For human facilities
    Oh its never about me
    Oh oh, its never about me..

    Now home is gone,
    And im lost and alone
    Now my lovers gone
    And im lost and alone

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

    selling out mondays
    Watching those children grow
    so cold...no
    oh,Their weighing our hands down
    our insecurities
    Oh its never about me
    Oh oh,is never about me

    Now i cant go on
    I'm lost and alone
    Now my lovers gone
    I'm lost and alone

    Kid, im right here
    And im not leaving
    Theres no way to make you stay
    But im saving all my worries for that day you dont need me

    Kid,im right here
    I'ts now morning
    There's no way
    Please stay

    and theres more when i remeber it
    M.a.D Bandon May 17, 2007   Link

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