"Put the Days Away" as written by and Jonathan Barthmus....
Trying not to die is so taxing
You take a breath just to let it out again
Waking up is an exercise in trust
But you’re gonna find something to hold close
In the moonless night I wait for your ghost

Oh, how we put the days away
We just danced beneath the sea of snakes
We can bury our heads in our rooms and our beds
Until we see those days again

Trying to live on is so taxing
Just stacking up all those failures and accidents
We’ve thrown away on a mountain of mistakes
I've watched in the dark and counted them all
In the moonless night I wait for your call

Oh, how we put the days away
We just danced beneath the sea of snakes
We can bury our heads in our rooms and our beds
We can bury our ways in these songs we have sung
And we can bury our limbs underneath all these hands
Until we see those days again


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    General CommentThis is an unspeakably good song.
    fodderon August 27, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm no whizz when it comes to deconstructing songs - and maybe there's nothing to find - but I'm trying to find what's beneath the cynical veneer.

    Beautiful either way, I guess.
    switcherooon January 04, 2011   Link
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    General Commentfirst of all it's
    "we can bury our lungs in these songs we have sung/ And we can bury out limbs underneath all these hymns"
    and it's about missing someone. Missing "those days" and oh how they went by so fast. Also he counts his mistakes while waiting for her call. Basically, he screwed up and it's hard to see a reason to keep going "until we see those days again."
    rokouttilur80on May 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It reminds me of late summer. Or some endless summer evening. It sounds like they are reflecting on the recklessness of days/times that are taken for granted or how tragic the passing of time is. There is an immediate nostalgic feel to this song for me.
    NativeIndieon September 19, 2011   Link

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