Heat is a heavy head
Keeps me in my bed
Push aside the pillow
The whole room just turned yellow

Three in the afternoon
We still haven't moved
Siren sighs echo
A pulse through our window

I don't mind, I don't mind
This wasted, shaded daylight

I don't mind, I don't mind
This wasted, shaded daylight

Pull in the body to twist
The thighs, the heels, the hips
Constellation markings
Across your body, drawings

Telephone rings
But we'll just let it sing
Hide out 'till tomorrow
I crawl into your shadow

I don't mind, I don't mind
This wasted, shaded daylight

In the way your hand hits the wave
In between the dreamer and the breath
Long beside the bitter of the skin
Today won't know when to begin



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Wasted Daylight song meanings
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    General Comment:love it. sort of like Stars meets Postal Service. the music sets the scene perfectly here!
    hromon June 21, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Lyric Correction:When she repeats the chorus at the end (overlapping the bridge - "In the way your hand hits..."), I'm pretty sure the lyrics change slightly.
    2nd last time: "Wasted, tainted daylight"
    final time: "Wasted, hated daylight"

    Thanks ricebox for putting these up so quickly by the way!

    Gorgeous song - about lying in bed all day with someone you love in my mind.
    rainbowconnectionon June 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Just got this from the iTunes Canada promo. Much better than We Don`t Want Your Body.
    SazzyBon June 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This is the most adorable song I've ever heard. The imagery makes me jealous that it doesn't happen every day.
    It's obviously about spending all day in bed with someone you love, and how beautiful that is.
    SaidItAllBeforeon February 08, 2011   Link
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    My Interpretation:This is a beautiful, romantic song. Listening to it instantly captivates me. In my opinion this is just a song about spending all day intertwined in bed, with the one you love. When the artist sings about the sirens pulsing through the window i interpret this as meaing the subjects are so content and happy in eachothers simple company, they do not care about the distraction and annoyance from the sirens. They sing about how they do not care how much time pasts (or daylight is wasted) they just care about being together. When they sing about the markings on the body i take that as meaning, moles of marks on someones naked body. I take this as them meaning they believe their partners inperfections are perfect. As they say they are like drawings or constellations. Such a beautiful love song, takes me to such a calm and romantic place.
    lindsayc04on October 18, 2012   Link
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    My Interpretation:Wow, I feel like I took this way differently and in a wrong way since everyone else saw this as a very romantic love story...

    I honestly thought it was a song about depression. About hiding away in your bed, not minding that you are wasting daylight. All you want to do is sleep and get away.

    "Pull in the body to twist
    The thighs, the heels, the hips
    Constellation markings
    Across your body, drawings"

    I took this as the person "Cutting" themselves. As the constellation markings were scars or "drawings" of her self harm.

    I don't know.

    I feel so dark now.
    idonttmindon December 11, 2012   Link
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    General Comment:This song reminds me of a relationship (if you could call it that) long ago. He wanted to go out and party all weekend and I would shadow him, just to be near him. We'd fall asleep in the early morning hours and sleep off our hangovers all day. I'd often wake up before him and just watch him, memorizing the freckles on his back as he slept. If it was up to me I wouldn't spend all day in bed but wasting daylight with him was ok. It was the only time I could pretend we were truly together. I understand these lyrics perfectly. They aren't sweet and romantic. They are bittersweet and sad. The day is wasted but she's ok because that's the only time they get together.
    aremacon May 21, 2013   Link

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