"Half Day Closing" as written by and Joseph/gibbons Byrd....
In the days, the golden days,
When everybody knew what they wanted
That ain't here today

Through the times of last and low
And stop the things trying the past day
They don't feel the same

Dreams, so believe they come
Time, life it self goes on

From beyond the shoupion skies
The money talks and leaves us hypnotized
Don't pay the way

Underneath the fading sun
The silent song of a business man
Has left us choking

Dreams, so believe they come
Time, life it self goes on

In the days, the golden days,
When everybody knew what they wanted
It ain't here today

Dreams, I believe they've gone
Time, life it self goes on


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"Half Day Closing" as written by Joseph Byrd Geoff Barrow

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    General CommentShe is talking about a time when people didnt care so much about money and where happy with what they had and knew wha they wanted, but now money drives society and we are all chocking in our greed.
    dysphoriaon April 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe sixties probably...
    Or childhood
    CrowHearton September 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe sixties? Try right now. It's a "This world is going straight to Hell" song. This isn't my favorite, but the one I probably listen to the most.
    phatcaton March 04, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love this song it definately relates to today how society has crumbled and nothing is ken and barbie
    Niamon June 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I think it's the intensity. It seems so funny that it is about longing and a loss of our strenght of will... but for some reason when I listen to it I always feel empowered somehow...
    nosoulboy13on February 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsuch a dire, bitter, miserable song...

    i love it :thumbsup:

    sounds like she's trapped in a box or panicked over the phone, very fitting to the song's imagery. beth's howl at the end sounds like pure fustration and agony.
    ripelivejamon August 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me it sounds like growing up, in a way. Not child to adult, but the more gradual and personal progression of youth to cynicism. That point where you grow out of living for beauty, sex, pleasure; and invest purely in currencey. In prescribed values.
    LuciferBoxon July 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's devastating, I think of the title as half of your life has closed...the happy, childlike part, and now you've enter the money-counting, constant-fears-and-complaints half becomes everything you have ("Time, life itself goes on").
    bernlin2000on November 25, 2011   Link

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