"For One Day" as written by and Dido Armstrong....
If I had the chance for just one more day with you
One day release from here and all that you go through
Well I´d get you dressed and I´d get you out
And I know you´d be fine soon as we broke out

So please just for one day I wouldn't talk for you
you´d tell me what to say, you´d show me what to do
And please just for one day I´d see you walk again
And we'd go hand in hand so far we can´t go back

I´d do anything I could do for this one more day with you
Away from all these wires and tubes they've stuck on you
And I would buy you an early beer, we'd watch the game
And we'd talk of old friends and of work and heartbreak
you´d ask me who you´d need to kill to make it ok again
But laughing about it'd make it small anyway

So please just for one day I wouldn't guess for you
you´d tell me what you felt and what you want to do
And please just for one day I wouldn't hide from you
You wouldn't see me try keep all of you from you

So please just for one day I wouldn't talk for you
you´d tell me what to say, you´d show me what to do
And please just for one day I´d see you walk again
And we'd go hand in hand so far we can´t go back

And I won't cry for you, so please just for one day
cos I will wait until I wouldn’t talk for you
I have this day with you and I will cry for you
and I will cry for you and I will talk for you


Lyrics submitted by mkc88

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    General CommentI guess this is obviously about her father who passed away during the recording of Safe Trip Home.

    The song deals with the fact she would love to have one day with her father, but simply can't as he's stuck in his hospital bed.
    This is, in my opinion, a very cute yet heartbreaking. I don't know which illness had her father but it seems as if he was clearly inconscious and Dido had to take decisions ("I wouldn't guess for you" ; "You'd tell me what to say/to do").

    It definitely should have made it on the album. One of her best song.
    AnalogTrashon March 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYes, its probably my favorite song off the album. The chorus is just beautiful.
    mkc88on June 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentits a sad song.. yea i agree with analogtrash bout the meaning
    mariamsawanon October 18, 2009   Link

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