Here we sit in tombstones in the mud
Like it’s where we want to be
It’s impossible to feel sacred in this lie
In this aerial fantasy

Now that the day is done
I can see colours at night
And every one

Says I’ve been running tired
Kept my head up
Sunshine
Today will be fine
And I’ve been trying my heart out

Lazy ways, claustrophobic holidays
Where we all have funny plans

To fade disparate
Like some temporary skin
Is a feat that changes hands

Now that the day is done
I can see colours at night
And every one

Says I’ve been running tired
Kept my head up
Sunshine
Today will be fine
And I’ve been trying my heart out

If this street’s air ain’t up to par
I’ll take my clothes and take this strange behaviour
Not only liked, but loved as well,

If this keeps tearing me apart,
The walls come down
Won’t stop this empty feeling
For everything apart from this

It’s only been a year
English garden
And you’re farther away

It’s only been a week
Danger's mounting
Suffer more than a day
I’ve been climbing out the whole fishland cables
Travelling alone while I know

It’s only been a year
Got me wondering
Oh for sure or for sad
It’s only been a year

And I never called
As soon as I escape
For sure or for sad


Lyrics submitted by *freak*, edited by blackstarlight

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    General CommentI figured out the lyrics by ear, so please forgive me for any mistakes I might have made. Some lines were difficult to figure out, so I just wrote down what I thought Daniel was singing and what made some sense as well. If any of you was able to get the right lyrics where I wasn't, please leave a comment.

    As for the meaning of the song, Daniel is being quite optimistic ("I can see colours at night"). I think the song is also about his insomnia ("Since I've been running tired") and how he is staying strong and remaining positive ("Kept my head up, sunshine, today will be fine"). I think with the line "It's defeat who changes hands", Daniel means that in the past he's been defeated by his diseases (anorexia, reactive arthritis), but now he is fighting off insomnia.

    The last part of the song (after Judith Durham's bit) I find somewhat harder to figure out. But maybe it's about Daniel and Natalie being away from each other so much. He doesn't like the distance-thing.

    Well, that's my take on it. Does anyone else have any ideas?
    *freak*on October 06, 2007   Link

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