"State Of Our Affairs" as written by Jesse Quin and Timothy James Rice-oxley....
State Of Our Affairs

Morning … rain

Above the city I live in

Traffic‘s edging forward again

No one knows where they’re going

Could it be the sign of our affairs?

I’m seeing

Cause we’ll still be here

When weather turns, and blue skies reappear

And your crest fall in

Well you climb Mt. Desolation yet again

And you find we’re all just ordinary men.

Find some comfort in the bar

And here the news from my brother

He tore his happiness apart

And says he’s heart won’t recover

Is this just a sign of our affairs?

I’m seeing

Cause we’ll still be here

When weather turns, and blue skies reappear

When your crest fall in

You climb Mt. Desolation yet again

And you find we’re all just ordinary men.


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    General CommentI believe it's "morning wears a veil of rain".

    Beautiful song. Perfect to drive through the rain listening to.
    RollOnDough91on April 27, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionWow, along Departure the best song on the album.
    The unfortunately isn't as great...
    Suedenon November 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song. seems to be about the madness of the world we live in.
    SmallCloneon June 10, 2011   Link
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    General Commentcrestfallen -
    1: having a drooping crest or hanging head
    2: feeling shame or humiliation : dejected
    EricD1118on May 10, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationThe verse, "And you find we’re all just ordinary men," sums up the entire meaning of the song, in my opinion.
    The song is about the similar pains and glory we all share such as, waiting in traffic, heartbreak, or even "comfort in the bar." The rain mentioned in the beginning of the song already sets the feeling of gloom and depression, but like the singer states, even if the weather clears, we'll all still be here as "ordinary men."
    Basically, everyone has problems and that's what makes us normal.

    At least, that's what I think...
    themuseson September 16, 2014   Link

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