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I've been dreaming such a long time
And I've been waiting for the sunshine
But all my friends they say I'm getting by with sleeping in
They say I'm sleeping in

You know whenever I try I want to get it right
But I distract my focus and blur my own sight
'Cause I've convinced myself that my best can only come in the moonlight
And I keep sleeping in
I keep on sleeping in
And missing something

(Close your eyes before daylight breaks)

There are things about me I just can't ignore
I know I want to change and I see that door
On the other side daylight decides there will be war with sleeping in
Oh, I know there'll be no more sleeping in

I wait, I wait, I wait only in jest
I wait, I wait, I wait with no need to rest I wait
"The day, the day, the day will come again," I say
A ray of light can only get in if I say
I've been putting off this purification a rebirth and a regeneration inside of me
And I've been saying "no" for far too long even though something brand new is coming out of me

I'm going to wake up, wake up every morning and then decide
I'm going to wake up, wake up every morning and make it mine
Rain or shine

I wake, I wake, I wake and greet the day
The light is on the change is made I can see my way
The day, the day, this day has come again
Each ray of light will make its way into the core of me
I always knew that I was missing something I know this time that I will leave nothing up to chance
And in the wake of this brand new day I see the light and I feel the sun and I'll do it all again tomorrow

I'm going to wake up, wake up every morning and then decide
I'm going to wake up, wake up every morning and make it mine


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Night/Day song meanings
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  • +4
    General CommentMae writes, "As we move forward from the beginning of the year into the summer and eventually the fall, we will see our hard work turn into something that can be seen more and more. It will turn into something that will affect peoples' lives for the better. That is exactly what "Night/Day" is about. The song is a focus on the moment that is the transition from resignation to motivation; from the darkness of indolence to the new light of action."
    (From the "Read This" file from the digital download.)

    I love this song. It's now my pick-me-up song on a bad day when things go wrong. What it means to me is that we have to start every day new by taking control and moving forward. There is always progress to be made if we take the opportunities and chances to change.

    GO DONATE AND DOWNLOAD THE SONG from whatismae.com! :) The digital booklet that comes with is so beautiful. The lyrics are split up into night and day (starting at "I wait, I wait, I wait only in jest") so very cleverly, and the artwork is beautiful. Truly a Multisensory Aesthetic Experience. :)
    betaLyraeon April 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyep, all the digital songs they released are worth donating for. this song totally caught me by surprise, dave's voice really has gotten so much better and this is one of my favorites so far from the (m)orning releases.

    betaLyrae basically already wrote what mae means this song to be, but since music is universal, to me this song signifies when someone has tried and tried but doesn't succeed, so they give in to the fact that they just can't achieve what they wanted to. but as the song goes on they realize that they've been putting it off too long, and they get up and try again, and make it their own.
    sheepbunon April 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is a good example of how their music can evolve in a different style while still maintaining their original sound and insightful lyrics which make them truly awesome. Unfortunately many of the other songs on this album feel like a complete departure from this. And I agree with the others about the meaning of this song.
    Museicalinon September 24, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIt means that they support and partake in homosexual activities.
    Lkjhgfdsasdfghjklon February 17, 2011   Link

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