Time is a thief with a loaded gun
The sky rolls by while the days are gone
The night falls prey to another sun
All like clockwork they won’t stop

They won’t stop
They won’t stop
They won’t stop

Don’t stand still or we’ll lose our ground
The world keeps spinning just to wear us down
Say what you must while there’s still a round
Days go to sleep but they won’t stop
They won’t stop (3x)

We never should have allowed another sun to set
On all the words that we have left til now
I know you’d rather sort it once tomorrow comes
But tomorrow already happened

Tomorrow
Tomorrow
Tomorrow

Time is a thief with a loaded gun
The sky rolls by while the days are gone
The night falls prey to another sun
The days go to sleep but they won’t stop, no

They won’t stop


We never should have allowed another sun to set
On all the words that we have left til now
I know you’d rather sort it once tomorrow comes
But tomorrow already happened

Tomorrow
Tomorrow
Tomorrow
Tomorrow

We can wait for a sunrise to say what should matter
And we’ll know by tomorrow

But tomorrow
Tomorrow just happened

Today we have to make the most of life
Tomorrow we don’t have a choice
All we ever get control of is now
(x2)

I know you’d rather sort it out once tomorrow comes
But tomorrow already happened

I know you’d rather sort it out once tomorrow comes
But tomorrow already happened


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  • +2
    General CommentGreat song, I don't know about everyone else but I can't wait for this new album

    I think there are a few minor mistakes in the lyrics though
    3rd line, 2nd verse
    -Say what you must while there's still a round
    Should be
    -Say what you must while we're still around

    Also in the first chorus
    Instead of
    -We never should have allowed another sun to set
    -On all the words that we have left til now
    Should be
    -We never should allow another sun to set
    -On all the words that we have held so long

    I could be wrong, but that's what I hear. Thanks for posting the rest of the lyrics though.

    lallson May 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentInspiring, thank you for posting and taking the time to hear the words!

    I think the meaning is straightforward, and that meaning struck me pretty good.
    I love the line "But tomorrow already happened"

    Make the most of what you got, of today, for there might be no tomorrow... or tomorrow will be gone before you even realized it.
    Make the most of love, and live life to the fullest.

    (L)
    Christiaan33on February 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJust wondering... does anyone else think that this song is better than anything on Armistice? I do. I feel like it has the classic Mute Math sound that the new album is missing.

    Dont get me wrong, I'm all for bands trying new things, it worked great for Bloc Party imo, but Armistice is not change for the better, its change for the more generic. I think the sound behind this song would have made a much better basis for the new album than the generic alt/pop/rock they went with.
    bgagmaon August 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with Christiaan33 but, for those who don't believe in God, and everyone else... We have turned the world upside down, and instead of trying to fix it we are living like there is no tommorow...not thinking about our actions....and if we keep it up then the youth will do the same and the time to make a stand will be lost forever.
    RelientMuteManifestoon June 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMute Math has some great tunes and beats, but the difference between where they are now and where they could be is that musically their verses tend to be much more boring compared to their awesome choruses, with this song being an example. The entire songs tend to have great lyrics but they need to get a little more musically creative in the rest of the song. I do love this song, but I can imagine it being so much better and getting so much more crazy if their non-chorus sections were more memorable
    BurningTruthon April 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd to comment as to the content of the lyrics for this particular song, I think it is talking about the Biblical reference in Proverbs about resolving conflict before the sun goes down. What comes to mind first when I hear this song is I imagine a husband and wife that have been having this longstanding unresolved conflict, and then after putting it off, before they know it it's too late to fix it - maybe one of them wants a divorce, or perhaps one of them dies. And the one remaining is left with regret that they didn't try to make things right when they still had the chance. I suppose it could also apply to other family, boyfriend/girlfriend, or just regular friendship.
    BurningTruthon April 01, 2010   Link

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