"Sets" as written by and Meredith Marie Godreau....
Today is a slow day and I'll play guitar
Till the day goes away
Trying to write a song that says I love you
Trying to let you know I do

The dawn is bowing out in the afternoon
Dawns on me now
Trying to write a song that says I'm tired
Of trying to get you

The night is a dark night when it finally sets
And I'll make it out
To seem like I wanted it a little bit
The better to see you with




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"Sets" as written by Meredith Marie Godreau

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    General CommentThis song is amazing to me:

    " Today is a slow day, and i'm playing guitar
    til the day goes away,
    Trying to write a song that says i love you
    trying to let you know, i do.
    trying to write a song that says im tired,
    of trying to get you."

    I am at a loss for words, it's so perfect.
    taylorlou17on August 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti always saw it as the progression of a relationship as compared to the day, a bit like the sphinx riddle, where it compares a life to the day.

    in the dawn of the relationship, it's all pure love and it's easy. in the afternoon, it becomes difficult, and it 'dawns' on her that she's tired of it. in the night, at the end of it all, she sees that they are no longer right for each other.
    gypsytrampthiefon May 20, 2012   Link
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    General CommentAbsolutely beautiful. This song, in my opinion, totally and perfectly captures the situation where you really love somebody but don't know how to tell them. Definitely one of my favorite songs ever.
    shortfusedmuseon May 13, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningLike others have said this is a song about love in it's purest form but it's also accompanied by the fear of actually telling a loved one. The second verse really changes the tone of the song when the writer makes a sudden realization that he/she is in fact tired of chasing someone who is clearly unavailable either literally, emotionally, or physically.

    The end is a little harder to interpret. But I think it's really a reflection of acceptance and realizing that this situation will pass.

    "to seem like a wall it is, a little bit,
    the better to see you with "

    The tone of the song changes again to a wishing and remembering state. That she'll likely not see him or ever have the close relationship that's desired but maybe it's better that way because one's imagination is often better than the real thing.
    lullabysoundson July 30, 2009   Link

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