"Day Four" as written by Kele Okereke, Matt Tong, Russell Lissack and Gordon Moakes....
It’s in the trees
It’s in the leaves
This time I know
That I’ll stay clean

Anything it gives
Anything it gives, it will take back
This city's here for you

My light burns low
And I know it's running out
They say stay brave
But I know, it will return

I’ve felt death
Rising from me
From my fingers
And out my mouth

If you’re ever lonely
If you are alone stay that way
The city’s here for you

My light burns low
And I know it’s running out
They say stay brave
But I know it will return
On the fourth day
On the fourth day
On the fourth day
On day four


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"Day Four" as written by Kele Okereke Gordon Moakes

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    Lyric CorrectionOfficial lyrics


    It’s in the trees
    It’s in the leaves
    This time I know
    That I’ll stay clean

    Anything it gives
    Anything it gives it will take back
    The city’s here for you

    My light burns low
    And I know it’s running out
    They say stay brave
    But I know it will return

    I’ve felt death
    Rising from me
    From my fingers
    And out my mouth

    If you’re ever lonely
    If you are alone stay that way
    The city’s here for you

    My light burns low
    And I know it’s running out
    They say stay brave
    But I know it will return
    On the fourth day
    On day four
    chris92300on August 29, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI think this one is clearly about rehabilitation.

    My guess on why it is called "day four" and why this is mentioned at the end of the song: I often read that when you are trying to wean off a drug addiction or alcohol addiction, the first three days are the worst.
    chris92300on August 29, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about aswell. He says

    "That I’ll stay clean

    Anything it gives
    Anything it gives it will take back"

    He says he will stay clean, and drugs might give you a good feeling for a while ("anything it gives"), but it will backfire, and add nothing to your life or even make things worse ("anything it gives it will take back").

    I don't have a clue about what the rest means, I wonder what he means with day four...

    Great song btw, best song on the album IMO.
    Aspalason September 08, 2012   Link
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    General CommentDay Four. I could never make it past day four. The first couple of days seemed easy because it was still in your system, day three was always death.. and day four was when I always gave in. And the way you count the days, the months, the years, always counting.
    ohnochasteon October 16, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanything i gives it WONT take back... no? per the next line.
    sizzleplaneton August 02, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's ''my life, my trouble'', not ''my lie...''.
    Great song by the way.
    shaidarhon August 08, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSupposedly about recovery and rehabilitation.
    SlickEagleon August 23, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSupposedly about recovery and rehabilitation.
    SlickEagleon August 23, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI definitely see the recovery and rehabilitation themes, as well as some imagery on death and resurrection. Maybe the whole Day Four title comes from the Jesus being resurrected in 3 days notion?
    Blaringbluron August 28, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKele says this song is about relapse.
    Kettlingon February 23, 2014   Link

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