"These Days" as written by and Ane Brun....
There were nights and mornings
When you come to me
Found your way into my bones, my joints
Into my veins
Like an animal you coiled your darkness around me
You spelled your name in charcoal
All over my body

But these days
I just walk with you
These days
I let you stay
A little further away
But I walk with you
These days
I'll let you stay

There were summer days and nights
When I was blind to you
You were quiet and you were still
Even when the moon was full
My temporary state of lightness would scare me
After all, I was sure
You were most wrong then, I was daring

But these days
I just walk with you
These days
I let you stay
These days
I just talk with you
These days
I let you stay
A little further away
But I walk with you
These days
I let you stay

The things you've shown me over the years
The roads you blocked and how you'll define me

These days
I just walk with you
These days
I let you stay
These days
I just talk with you
These days, these days


Lyrics submitted by kelly1989, edited by Coor

"These Days" as written by Ane Brun

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    My InterpretationThis may be a weird interpretation but I personally don't think she's talking about another person, but is personifying a part of herself; the dark side, all her insecurities and fears and flaws. She uses metaphors of dark and light throughout the song. She used to let that side of herself become her, "cling" to her, "define her", "coil itself around her". And then other times, on 'summer days and nights' when she was filled with the lighter side of herself, "when the moon was full", she would feel almost blissfully unaware of its existence, but she knew the darkness in her was there and was "stronger" than the light and she feared it, i.e. she feared coming to terms with her imperfect self. But 'these days' she has learnt to accept that it is a part of her, and she watches it, distances herself from it ("a little further away"), accepts it, walks with it. Like Freud's 'hovering consciousness', she has a continual dialogue with it. Her voice in the chorus is totally accepting, humble. It reminds me of this poem actually. I think the two have similar meaning.

    I went there of my own free will.
    I went there in my finest gown,
    With my rarest Jewels
    With my Queen of Heaven crown.
    In the Underworld
    At each of the Seven Gates
    I was stripped Seven times
    Of all I thought I was
    Till I stood bare in who I really am.
    Then I saw Her
    She was huge and dark and smelly and hairy
    with a lion’s head
    and lion’s claws
    devouring everything before Her
    Ereskigal, my sister
    She was all that I am not
    All that I have hidden
    All that I have buried
    She is what I have denied
    Ereskigal, my sister
    Eriskigal, my shadow
    Eriskigal, my self
    kelly1989on December 15, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI keep resubmitting the lyrics and it keeps changing them back? I don't get it because the version here is very clearly wrong.

    There were nights and mornings
    When you CLUNG to me**

    And:

    After all you were more strong then, I was daring**
    kelly1989on December 15, 2012   Link
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    General CommentMy sister just opened my eyes about the meaning of this song. She said Ane Brun sings about a disease or a medical condition (maybe with no cure invented). At first you fight, you deny to accept it, but lately (these days) you finally start accepting it and learn to live with it, bringing it with you. So this song is about the acceptance of an incurable disease or a medical condition, as HIV and AIDS for example.
    maxinquaye1on October 23, 2016   Link

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