Please don't get answers from my eyes
You know that mine can't lie
Quite as well as yours
Just let the spare moment flow
Rounding steps as I go
Through the open doors

Please don't deflate from a sigh
I'd hold still every time but I'd start to shake
I wander around for days
Wondering what I'll say
When they want the truth

You will never know how hard I try
To keep from waning while waiting at the start
The depth of every touch is real as you need
But words don't do any favours for me

You will never know how hard I try
To keep from waning while waiting at the start
The depth of every touch is real as you need
But words don't do any favours for me

You will never know how hard I try
To keep from waning while waiting at the start
The depths of every touch is real as you need
But words don't do any favours for me

You will never know how hard I try
To keep from waning while waiting at the start
The depth of every touch is real as you need
But words don't do any favours for me

You will never know how hard I try
To keep from waning while waiting at the start
The depth of every touch is real as you need
But words don't do any favours for me


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Sundown Syndrome song meanings
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    General Commentthis song is so amazing.
    isonoeon October 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is fuckin' magic. Shame they didn't put it on Innerspeaker!!
    Jelrondon August 03, 2011   Link
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    General Commentimmaculate..i love how they repeat the refrain..i can relate way too much.
    blaqueczaron March 25, 2013   Link
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    General Commentwhat are you getting out the lyrics to this song? I love this band but I dunno, their other songs seems a lot more straight forward.
    sumdumnameon November 26, 2014   Link
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    General Commentlove the eeriness of the lyrics in this song. from my perspective, it seems as if he may be talking about his resolve to refrain from acts of rebellion weakens when the sun goes down. perhaps this is drugs?
    'sundown syndrome' is an actual disease suffered by people with alzheimer's causing them to wander off in the night.
    "i wander around for days, wondering what i'll say, when they want the truth"
    like a mischievous elderly losing his mind, he becomes weak and wanders, oblivious of the consequences and the words from authoritarian stand over men, but his eyes always give him away when he's been up to something.
    "the depth of every touch is real as you need, but words don't do any favours for me" his only language is actions, words mean nothing to him.
    so i think "sundown syndrome" in this case is probably a metaphor for parallels between the young and those who are going through mental decline. they rebel in the night time and are oblivious of the consequences until the sun comes up and the words start flying.
    claverickon February 21, 2015   Link

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