"Two Weeks" as written by and Daniel Rossen Edward Droste....
Save up all the days
Just routine malaise
Just like yesterday
I told you I would stay

Would you always
Maybe sometimes
Make it easy?
Take your time

Think of all the ways
Momentary phase
Just like yesterday
I told you I would stay

Every time you try
Quarter half the mile
Just like yesterday
I told you I would stay

Would you always
Maybe sometimes
Make it easy?
Take your time

Would you always
Maybe sometimes
Make it easy?
Take your time

Always, sometimes
Easy, time


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"Two Weeks" as written by Daniel Rossen Edward Droste

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  • +5
    General CommentThis is definitely about a partner not willing to commit, or maybe that person is afraid of trying for a real love - a real relationship.

    "See the pall of day -
    a rountine malaise"

    He dreads waking up to a life that is filled with boredom and the light of day is marred by the situation.

    "Dreamed of all the ways
    momentary phase"

    He's trying to convince himself that this is going to work, and that this is only a passing thing, but he's spent time dreaming either of all the possible ways that it will work, or alternatively all the ways it won't.

    "Every time you try
    quarter half the mile"

    Obviously the partner is making some kind of effort, but it just isn't enough. They only go one quarter of one half of what is needed.

    "Just like yesterday
    I told you I would stay"

    He needs to constantly reassure his partner, even though he knows better.

    "Would you always
    maybe sometime
    make it easy
    take your time"

    Well, maybe the partner is trying their best. He asks them to always remember, but maybe that's not so realistic, so at least sometimes they should try. I think maybe the word "I'll" is deleted from the third line... so it would be "I'll make it easy," as in, I'll make it easy on you (the partner). And the last line, well, I guess he knows he's not going anywhere - he's promised to stay, right? - so there's no rush for them to figure out how they feel.

    So maybe this song is really just a frustrated plea, but for something like that it is an incredibly beautiful song, and seemingly free of the normal angst associated with difficulties in love. Maybe this is too simplistic, but considering the lyrics are very simple, I don't think you need to read much into them to figure it out.
    Farbulouson August 19, 2009   Link
  • +4
    My InterpretationSee the pall of day, a routine malaise.
    Just like yesterday, I told you I would stay.

    Would you always, maybe sometimes
    Make it easy, take your time

    Think of all the ways, momentary phase
    Just like yesterday, I told you I would stay.

    Every time you try; quarter; half a mile.
    Just like yesterday, I told you I would stay.

    Would you always, maybe sometimes
    Make it easy, take your time

    Would you always, maybe sometime
    Make it easy, take your time

    Always;

    Sometimes;

    Easy;

    Time
    rainandrevon March 07, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI think every line is pretty much a truncated version of a conversation you have with someone when you are in a bad relationship. For example, "Think of all the ways… you don't respect my feelings;" or "Every time you try… you mess things up." And they keep repeating, because people tend to say the same things over and over. Maybe every other stanza is a rebuttal? Not sure.

    Just a guess, but it fits pretty well.
    juju202on May 28, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this is about a relationship that isn't going that well, maybe a clingy partner? Like he's thinking about it and the more he mulls over it, he's kind of over it...and "Two Weeks" makes me think of quitting so...? I don't know, any thoughts on that?


    Regardless... This song just sucks you in and doesn't give you back. I love it so much.
    kirstenalyssaon March 25, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI definitely agree that this song is about some sort of disfunctional relationship. It's so painfully uncertain.

    I agree that this song is incredibly brilliant, and that not every song needs to spoon-feed the meaning to the listener. Again, amazing song, amazing lyrics.
    stkitsueon July 06, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is about taking the easy, everyday, cliche (sorry to use "cliche) life, when one might have dreams or plans to something bigger than where he's at. the singer is advising/questioning someone whether or not they're going to take that leap or step. anyone agree?

    i can see the relationship thing too, but this is more applicable for me. awesome song.
    mdprhson December 31, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationMaybe this song doesn't have anything to do with a disfunctional relationship at all, I can see why you would think that, but disfunctional relationships usually start with somebody not being as in love as they were before, I most deffinetly think this song mean more of.. The girl he's singing about, doesn't believe him when she says he loves her, and she thinks he's going to leave, not because she doesn't love him, she wouldn't be with him if she didn't, but maybe she had just been hurt before, maybe multiple times, so it's much much harder for her to believe that this boy is going to be different than all of the other previous men who had hurt her. So he's trying to say in his own way, that no matter what happened in her past, he's going to stay here always for her, even if she doesn't believe YET in his affections. Hence the "Take your time." He's telling her that it would be eaisier for her to have her turst in him, because he knows he's never going to leave her regardless of her suspisions, but he knows how badly she'd been hurt before, he knows how hard it is for her to believe him, and have full faith in his love, but maybe that's where the title of the song two weeks comes into play, maybe they hadn't been together for very long, but he's very much so in love with her, maybe they'd known eachother before they'd decided to jump into a relationship.. I don't know, that's just my interpritation of the song. Think of it how you will, but it's just something to think about. (:
    BecauseImAprilon February 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentstunning
    dunkayon July 27, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwow...how genius they are!
    iluvaonon July 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have to point out that the lyric is "a routine malaise," not "routine relays." I think that's one of the coolest turns of phrase I've heard in a long time. how do we get that corrected, it's such a brilliant lyric, it needs to be amended.
    swloganon March 06, 2009   Link

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