This is a New Year lullaby, I can not fake it.
You know the reasons, don’t ask why.
When I got drunk and crashed the car, were you still near me?
Still I’ve got writing on my face.

Minute by minute, day by day,
Though I can touch you you’re so far away.
Minute by minute, day by day,
Minute by minute, day by day,
Though I can touch you you’re so far away.
Minute by minute, day by day, two packs a day.

This is an Easter crucified, buried in levels.
Though I’m still bleeding I won’t die.
I can see violence in your eyes; I’ve run out of water.
Satan is singing me lullabies.

Minute by minute, day by day,
Though I can touch you you’re so far away.
Minute by minute, day by day. Ooh.
Minute by minute, day by day,
Though I can touch you you’re so far away.
Minute by minute, day by day, two packs a day.

Ooh la la, ohh la la, ohh la la (etc)

I know it’s time to say goodbye, but I’m still wasted
This is no time for me to…
Now that its all been said and done, our house is empty.
Where do I go now you have gone?

Minute by minute, day by day,
Though I can touch you you’re so far away.
Minute by minute, day by day. Ooh.
Minute by minute, day by day,
Though I can touch you you’re so far away.
Minute by minute, day by day, two packs a day.


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    General CommentPhil said at the 2008 Big Day Out that this song was dedicated to Jessica.. anyone know who she is/was?
    Bamilloon February 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song has always been about the radio i know but im wrong but my interpretation of "though i can touch you you're so far away" has always been the radio is always there but you can never really touch it. If you disagree with me then get over it cos thats just my peronal thoughts.
    FISH_WEST_COASTon June 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commentjeez u idiots, its about him drink driving, crashing and putting his friend into a comba. think about it

    i dont know about that Jessica thing though, i wouldn't have thought it would be true, but you never know
    GotMitch?on June 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeah GotMitch im not buyin it i mean it does mention in there about a car crash but what proof s there in the song about his friend in a coma? NONE! Good day to u sir
    FISH_WEST_COASTon July 17, 2008   Link
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    General Commentare you retarded?

    minute by minute, day by day (waiting at the hospital)
    though i can touch you youre so far away (touch physically but theyre not conscious)
    GotMitch?on August 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti resent that i'm not retarded just an idiot and proud of it.....good day to you madam
    FISH_WCEon September 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe reference to Jessica is about Jessica Michalik who died of asphyxiation five days after being crushed in a mosh pit during the 2001 Big Day Out whilst Limp Bizkit was playing. She was a huge Grinspoon fan, and they performed at her funeral.
    shoey80on March 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNo you sillies. This is a song dedicated to Phil's wife. When Phil was hooked on meth he did some pretty crazy stuff.

    "When I got drunk and crashed the car, were you still near me?
    Still I�ve got writing on my face"

    Refers to his wife. Phil wondering if his wife was by his side in hospital after he crashed his car on an ice bender.

    "Now that its all been said and done, our house is empty.
    Where do I go now you have gone?"

    Refers to when his wife left him due to his addiction to ice.

    Yeh thats right. I'm the grand champ!!


    russotronon March 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentShe did not leave him because he was on meth
    she left him because he had an affair

    id say this is about her leaving him

    Phil is now clean and back together with his wife and 2 children
    mattlololon October 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'd guess it's about struggling with addiction - though he's clean, the temptation is always there ("satan is singing me lullabies". But it's a positive song - "though I can touch you, you're so far away" - he knows he could go back, but he has no intention of doing so; and "though I'm still bleeding, I won't die" - he's determined to get through it.

    Eloquent, succinct and soulful. Wish I could write like that!
    pisceanchildon November 07, 2009   Link

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