"A Daily AntheM" as written by and David Cook....
Break your neck for some substance
This is temporary sanity, an exercise in vanity
So long to the ordinary day wrought with fictitious tales
Of how there's any other way
Hold on to anything at all
It's a long way down between the summer and the fall
If I told you that you're everything,
Would you sing along?
Would you sing along?

It's a daily anthem
Would you sing my song,
At the top of your lungs?
And we'll all sing along,
We'll all sing along

[Chorus]
It's a half-baked blessing
For the lessons I've learned,
Never deserved.
And we'll all sing along,
Oh we'll all sing along

Now the verses take hold,
A gentle undercurrent or more years to grow old
Say goodbye to the cold
And try to begin everything, there's life

As we sing your daily anthem,
Would you sing my song,
At the top of your lungs?
And we'll all sing along,
We'll all sing along

[Chorus]


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"A Daily Anthem" as written by David Cook

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    General Commentok aside from the fact that the song is incredible
    its so cute that he spells out his brother's name in the title
    ADAM
    love david cook!
    meltizazon November 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAnyone know why there's a long silence that makes the song about 15 minutes long?
    treble-bass-chickon November 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBecause there's a bonus song at the end of it.
    kelsey!on November 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentClever song - gotta love DC. This is my interpretation:

    "This is temporary sanity, an exercise in vanity
    So long to the ordinary day
    Wrought with fictitious tales
    Of how there's any other way"

    Guessing this is about his life before becoming famous for his music - so long to his ordinary life in which he tried to convince himself and others that he could ever be happy doing anything except making music for a living. Prob. the song itself is "an exercise in vanity" because it's self-referential.

    "Hold on to anything at all
    It's a long way down between the summer and the fall
    If I told you that you're everything
    Would you sing along"

    I think here he's referring to the summer tour and the adoration of his fans - he's worried about what will happen when the tour is over - will his popularity fall or will his fans stay true, so he is saying to his fans - ya'll are everything, please sing my songs - I need you to keep this life that I love going.

    "It's a daily anthem
    Would you sing my song at the top of your lungs
    And we'll all sing along, we'll all sing along
    It's a half-baked blessing
    All the lessons I've learned, never deserved
    And we'll all sing along, we'll all sing along"

    Maybe the anthem part is an expression of his hope that his fans will be so touched by his music that it will become part of their daily lives? And that he's learned more from the experiences he's had than he feels he deserved to. And he'll be with his fans singing along if they hang in with him.



    spicedton May 06, 2009   Link

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