A young lady leaves her mother
With no one to love her
To protect her from the world

And I have seen the monsters
That will haunt her
That will tear her all apart

And at her gravestone we will remember
Just where we were when you knew she would go
And I still remember that day that we left her
That's when she said that she knows how it goes

And we sang:
"Your day will come
Your day will come
Your day will come"

And no matter what they say
It won't matter if you pray or if you sin
'Cause in the end it's all the same

Your day will come
Your day will come
Your day will come
And no matter they say
It won't matter if you pray or if you sin
'Cause in the end it's all the same

A young man becomes a soldier
He's isn't much older than a boy and that's a shame
They will lead him into battle
Hand him medals when he comes home rearranged

And at the say-so
Of a man with a halo
He will obey; he will fall into place
Remembered by ribbons but never forgiven
He'll shoulder the bulk of the blame
What a shame
And we'll sing

If I only had a dollar
For every horror that befalls my fellow man
I'd never work another hour
But I'd grow sour from the guilt and bitterness
The luck of the draw will determine the fallen
And everyone else will relax and move on
But what will you do when they come looking for you friend?
I hope that you're brave and you're strong
Through it all

Your day will come!
Your day will come!
Your day will come!
And no matter what they say
It won't matter if you pray or if you sin
'Cause in the end
It's all the same


Lyrics submitted by Scepvyle, edited by crazydog, andrewpf, decibeldiscord

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    My InterpretationThis is my interpretation after listening to it only a few times (love the song so I'll be doing it a lot more after this.)

    But from my perspective, the song is singing about the insignificance of our choices and the misfortune that befalls us all.

    The first scenario provided is about a young woman who left home for selfish reasons causing her mother to become depressed and easily taken advantage of by those around her. She inevitably dies, and at her funeral, the people who came only remember when she became depressed and the chances they all had to help her out but decided not to. The daughter understands how they're feeling and says it's alright, because she finally understands how life works.

    The second scenario is about a young soldier who goes to fight for a worthless cause and becomes disfigured. Rewarded with useless trinkets and sent home, eventually dying. Because of his ties with the army, he'll be blamed for the slaughter of many regardless of the outcome of the war. Whether the cause was good or not, he'll always be one of the many who were blamed for the bloodshed.

    These two scenarios are comparisons. The daughter left to be happy, causing her Mother to become depressed, inevitably dying an unhappy and lonely woman. The young man went to war, leaving everything behind. Soon after, he becomes disfigured due to the enemy's weapons and is sent back home with trinkets symbolizing his usefulness. He inevitably dies, blamed for the deaths of many.

    They both speak about the deaths caused by another; one by the young woman, and many by the young man. Both are regarded the same way to the public as well.

    "'Cause in the end it's all the same"

    This part speaks about the misfortune of the young woman who lost her mother as well as the young man who became disfigured. These tragedies are as awful as the ones they caused.

    "If I only had a dollar
    For every horror that befalls my fellow man
    I'd never work another hour
    But I'd grow sour from the guilt and bitterness "

    It's pretty straightforward here: Again, from my perspective, they're saying that misfortunes happen everywhere to everyone constantly. If you dwell on them all, you'll become disconsolate towards humanity as a whole and resentful towards everybody around you.

    Instead, it speaks about how things are out of our control in life and to cope with them any way you know how, then begs the question on how you'd react when you're facing such tragic events.

    "Your day will come"

    Indeed it will.

    ---

    Again, this is only my superficial interpretation of this amazing song. It's probably way off-base, but either way, the song itself is awesome and easily one of the best Streetlight Manifesto songs to date.

    As always, fuck Victory Records.
    Onimaruson September 23, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI think the 2nd half of the song is sung toward people that profit from wars (mostly toward the people that benefit monetarily, but also a little toward everyone else because we all benefit from the freedom that soldiers fight for)
    oldskoolsoldieron June 22, 2013   Link
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    My OpinionI think it basically is about how no matter who you are, or what you believe in or do, your going to die and be forgotten like everyone else... In the song Tomas says " It won't matter
    Rockerj123on August 23, 2013   Link

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