"When The Day Is Done" as written by Robert Katscher and B.g. De Sylva....
When the day is done
Down to earth then sinks the sun
Along with everything that was lost and won
When the day is done

When the day is done
Hope so much your race will be all run
Then you find you jumped the gun
Have to go back where you begun

When the day is done, when the night is cold
Some get by but some get old
Just to show life's not made of gold
When the night is cold

When the bird has flown
Got no-one to call your own
No place to call your home
Now the bird has flown

When the game's been fought
Newspaper blown across the court
Lost much sooner than you would have thought
Now the game's been fought

When the party's through
Seems so very sad for you
Didn't do the things you meant to do
Now there's no time to start a new
Now the party's through

When the day is done
Down to earth then sinks the sun
Along with everything that was lost and won
When the day is done


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"Day Is Done" as written by Nick Drake

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    General Commentthis song is so poetic, but also extremely sad, I really think this is the saddest nick drake song. it's obviuosly about death, the ''day'' is like life, when it's done, when it reach the end doesn't matter what you may have done IT JUST THE END. That's why ''When the bird has flown/Got no-one to call your own/
    Got no place to call your home/When the bird has flown'' the bird is like your soul.

    also ''When the party's through/Seems so very sad for you/Didn't do the things you meant to do/Now there's no time to start anew/Now the party's through'' here the ''party'' is metaphorically the life
    (excuse my english hope you understand)
    justnickon February 04, 2011   Link

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