"Day In Day Out" as written by Philip Thomas Brown and Rik Carter....
It could take a second
To tear down years of work
And we won't get these days
Back again (back again)

I can't understand why I've been put here
I'm stuck in a world of sympathy
With nobody watching over me

And the words roll over and over
Yet our hearts will never be lifted

Someone, tell me how I've ended up here
With nobody watching over me?

We need to bring back the days we used to love
Before all the color drains away

I can't understand why I've been put here
I'm stuck in a world of sympathy
With nobody watching over me
I can't understand why I've been put here
I'm stuck in a world of sympathy
With nobody watching over me

To all those not living in the here and now
To all those not living in the here and now
To all those not living in the here and now
To all those (sing it loud)

Where did they go?
The days we used to know
Where did they go?
Have I forgotten what it feels like?
Where did they go, where did they go
The days we used to know
Where did they go, where did they go

Have I forgotten what it feels like?

And the words roll over and over
Yet our hearts will never be lifted


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"Day in Day Out" as written by Rik Carter Philip Thomas Brown

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    General CommentThis song reminds me of an Alexisonfire tune....sounds...structure...chanting..etc.

    And maybe it is just me...but doesn't Sam Carter sound a lot like James Muñoz of The Bled?

    PDM1212on February 01, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of an Alexisonfire tune....sounds...structure...chanting..etc.

    And maybe it is just me...but doesn't Sam Carter sound a lot like James Muñoz of The Bled?

    PDM1212on February 01, 2011   Link
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    tommybearshareon March 10, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about something deeply hurtful happening to Sam Carter and it's about the lessons he's learned from this experience, which he wishes to share with the listeners so that they can learn from his mistakes, and follow the right path the first time around :)

    "The years I've put into this
    It could take a second
    to tear down years of work
    And we won't get these days
    back again (back again)"

    This introductory verse is just Sam talking about living in the present and how important that is. I suppose this could be drawn from personal experience, but the great thing about these lyrics is that, even though it may be something Sam himself learned from a personal experience, these words are applicable to anyones life :D

    "I can't understand why I've been put here
    I'm stuck in a world of sympathy
    With nobody watching over me
    And the words roll over and over
    Yet our hearts will never be lifted
    Someone, tell me how I've ended up here
    With nobody watching over me?"

    I don't quite understand this part, but I think it could be Sam talking about being in a bad situation, in which, you get sympathy that you don't want because you don't want help (quite masculine, really) or where you're simply inconsolable. I'm not really sure.. o.O

    "We need to bring back the days we used to love
    Before all the colour drains away"

    These lyrics are congruent with the theme of living in the present; carpe diem, so to speak. These lyrics tell me that it's worth striving to get back something you love instead of simply letting the colour drain away.

    "To all those not living in the here and now
    To all those not living in the here and now
    To all those not living in the here and now
    To all those (sing it loud)
    Where did they go?
    The days we used to know
    Where did they go?"

    I like this section of the song, it's like a signal to go apeshit :D I think his basic message is to live in the here and now, forget your inhibitions and to seize the moment. Also, there's a hint of pensive thought at the end.. ("where did they go? the days we used to know") he looks back on his fond past and, despite encouraging himself and others to live in the here and now, he's saying that it's not that simple. This song is full of inspiration and motivation, it's one of my favourites from the entire album.

    The line that really concludes this song (for me) is the line: "Have I forgotten what it feels like?". I like to think of this line as both a rhetorical question, for the listeners to answer and to make relevant to their lives, and also a question that Sam is asking himself. He's forgetting the past that he has always been so fond of, and it's slightly saddening and unpleasant, but he's been telling himself to move on all along. He's naturally forgotten, through no fault of his own, and he can now move on with his life :)
    nomoresunnon November 04, 2011   Link

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