"The Tuning of Violins" as written by Darren Hayes and Justin Shave....
Daylight breaks, and the black birds call-
And the market stalls are all filling up, spilling over the streets.
High above, over Notting Hill
I am floating still, in a wooden chair, with our restless dog.

Been away so long, I almost forgot how time and space
Cannot replace this feeling of flying over things.
Now you're falling awake, your sleepy face begins to register
That I'm coming home- yeah, I'm coming home to you.

[Chorus]
On a Sunday only we know, where the sunlight and the wind blows.
Over bluebells, over Blackheath.
Calling your name, I will float through your window.

Major third, or a minor seventh
I'm a violin tuned a little sharp, tuned a little below.

Coming around the bend, the hallway ends.
The chair it dips, and then it bends
And it has wings for legs.
Now you're deep in a dream, the sheets and pillowcases seem to overtake your head.
I'm at the foot of our bed.

[Chorus x2]

Break through the silence, the gulf that's between us.
Take all the heartache and bullshit that builds up.
And we will unravel, unravel the moments.
Yeah we will unravel, unravel the moments.

Oh

On a Sunday only we know, where the sunlight and the wind blows.
Over bluebells, over Blackheath.
Calling your name, I will come to your window.

On a Sunday only we know, where the sunlight and the wind blows.
On a Sunday only we know,
I'll be calling your name as I float through your window.


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"The Tuning of Violins" as written by Justin Shave Darren Hayes

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    General CommentMusically, THE best song on the new album, in my opinion. Haven't really had time to work out a personal interpretation of the lyrics, but that's the charm of it, it's complex and full of dream-like images. I think that overall I get a sense of being at peace, with the world, with circumstances, people, whatever. The title "The Tuning of Violins" seems to indicate things (maybe aspects of life and/or relationships) sliding almost naturally into place and into harmony with each other.

    Love love love LOVE it.
    Srahon November 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGenerally I think Darren's lyrics are pretty easy to understand and don't really need interpretations. Or, so they have been since Savage Gardens debut album. It's fine with me though, some of the lyrics of Tensin And The Spark are really touching though they are simple.

    I hate the way this song starts. The plane that takes off.
    christina201288on May 28, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningI think it's about Darren working abroad and him coming back home to Richard. The plane taking off could be the plane he is on, flying back to England. I remember reading somewhere how he would write songs in the USA and he would miss Richard and Wally, his dog.
    It's a beautiful song for long distance relationships. I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    chaumanderon November 08, 2010   Link

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