"Unsuspecting Sunday Afternoon" as written by Daniel John Muckala, Billy Mann, Howard D Dorough, Alexander James Mclean, Nick Carter and Brian Thomas Littrell....
How come I was the last to know
Took the stage then you stole the show
Another unsuspecting Sunday afternoon
I was captured by that stare
Now I'm shattered, but I don't care
And the people walking by don't have a clue

That I kissed your face
'Til the sun was in our eyes
'Til the afternoon arrived
And I can't explain
Last night I saw the fireworks
The kind of pain that never hurts
The one you hate to love is made for you
Another unsuspecting Sunday afternoon

Monday is a funny thing
Still waiting for the phone to ring
Will my imagination take it slow
After Saturday, my life is changed
In a moment it was rearranged
Strange how easy it is letting go
And I miss your face
Like the sun was in my eyes
And now I'm running blind

And I can't explain
Last night I saw the fireworks
The kind of pain that never hurts
The one you hate to love is made for you
Another unsuspecting Sunday afternoon

This sweet relief
Unexpected things
Is this the end or only the beginning

I miss your face
Like the sun was in my eyes
Like the afternoon
Now I'm running blind (running blind)
I can't explain (can't explain)

Last night I saw the fireworks
The kind of pain that never hurts
The one you hate to love that's made for you
Another unsuspecting Sunday afternoon
Another unsuspecting Sunday afternoon


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"Unsuspecting Sunday Afternoon" as written by Billy Mann Dan Muckala

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    General Commenti think this could be about a man who is in love with his best friend but doesnt realise that he is.

    everyone else knew that he is in love with her but he was the last to know, to realise. "how come i was the last to know?" he's been so self-absorbed not to notice ("took the stage").
    and suddenly, she looks at him ("i was captured by the stare") on saturday (which explains why in 2nd verse it goes "after saturday my life was changed") and at that moment he really stops being self-absorbed and notices her for who she is ("then you stole the show") and truly his life has changed on an "unsuspecting sunday afternoon".

    so they spent all night together kissing ("that i kissed your face, till the sun was in our eyes
    till the afternoon arrived") and now on sunday afternoon he's exhausted but doesnt care ("now i'm shattered but i don't care") and the people who walk past him dont realize what he feels inside right now ("and the people walking by don't have a clue") on a day that he suspected to be just as any other sunday. so its an "unsuspected sunday afternoon").

    "last night i saw the fireworks, the kind of pain that never hurts, the one you hate to love that's made for you, another unsuspecting sunday afternoon" - they are best friends and made for one another and FINALLY the love has sparked and that on a day that he suspected to be so normal, but isnt.

    now its monday and he hasnt heard from her "monday is a funny thing, still waiting for the phone to ring" and he's worried that he will think about reasons why she hasnt called like doesnt she feel the same way, etc ("will my imagination take its toll").
    since sunday his life is different, he's found his One, he's other/better half and has to realize life wont be the same ("after saturday my life was changed, in a moment it was rearranged") and he's surprised how easy it is to let go of the life he's lead so far ("strange how easy it is letting go")

    so he misses her like he'd miss the sun ("and i missed your face like the sun was in my eyes") and now he's blinded by the light of love and he just can't explain (as in put into words) how he feels ("and now i'm running blind, and i can't explain")

    now he's still not heard from her so he's wondering what's gonna happen ("this week will leave unexpected things") and he's wondering if this is the end (of their friendship, because he'll be deeply hurt and cant be friends with her if she doesnt feel the same).

    everything has changed for him, on a day he thought was gonna be like every other day.

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    i never got this song before, i always wondered about the meaning of the song, but i've been just in the situation that i believe the song describes - i didnt realise that i am in love with my best friend until he did something random but that made me see him without the best-friend-glasses... and we kissed and i was unsure if he really felt the same. and everything changed for me. i had been single for 5 years on purpose and i've been sayin that i dont think i can give up my single-liberties so easily, but it was strangely easy to let go off those!! so yeah, i really believe that's the meaning of the song.

    xxx
    herchenmon May 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is perfect..
    It's about being in love
    BrokenSmile_08on December 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont think its about being in love.
    this song confuses me so much..
    i cant tell what it is.
    katiedaniels11on January 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a guy who's in love with a girl that keeps disappointing him. He has these great moments with her, and it's magical just like the fireworks, but then when that unsuspecting Sunday afternoon arrives, his heart gets shattered again. He's not sure what's gonna happen next, so he doesn't know if this is the end or only the beginning.
    Krylonon January 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commentsomething about this song attracts me to it. when i bought the album i was thinking... 'hmm weird name for a song' so i listened to it of course. at the start it waa a song i wasn't fond of listening to. but since i've had the album i have been listening to it even more.
    'last night i saw the fireworks
    the kind of pain that never hurts
    the one you hate to love that's made for you'
    best lines of the song
    Frys_Galon February 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFalling in love,,,,I don't think so..
    The feeling is so intense.
    bear_hug20on March 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhen I first bought the album, I wanted to listen to every song first and not just get caught on one. Well then the Intro started I was a little confused and didn't understand what it meant, but then I heard this song last and it all made sence. I adore this album and this song. It all seems like a journey to me. Starting out with the Intro, then goes through the whole journey of their relationshop throughout the CD and then it goes back to the Intro finishing it up with the whole song. I love it! This may be their BEST album (aside from the oldies..those will always be great!) :) BSB fan forever!
    JEliseE903on November 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about a girl in their life that they can't get out of their mind and they see her at a concert and just fell in love with her. Maybe somebody in their past.
    men22798on August 02, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so good. It's definitely about love, whether its good or bad I'm not sure. I think it could be both, how love can be so great, and yet the sad unexpected parts.
    Well who cares, BSB is AMAZING!
    varsityfc16on November 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentQuite a good song!
    HELENzon January 23, 2013   Link

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