"The Day You Come" as written by and John A. Collins Jonathan R. Coghill....
Memories are fading,
A single voice complaining
While days are stacking up
It's hardly worth debating,
The people are frustrated
Drink from poison cup
The system is collapsing,
Conscience is relapsing
The damage has been done

On the day you come rising up
On the day you come rising up

Vision is rejected, The people's choice is tested
So ignorance has won
Children are infected, Remedy suggested
Don't drink from tainted cup
Overpopulation, a media sensation
The damage has been done

On the day you come rising up
On the day you come rising up

On the day you come rising up
On the day you come rising up
On the day you come rising up
On the day you come rising up
On the day you come rising up
On the day you come rising up


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"The Day You Come" as written by Darren Stuart Middleton Bernard Joseph Fanning

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    General Commentyeah, i reckon you're all about right.
    i heard it was about johnny howard winning too many elections.
    good song
    mixitupon April 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIts about rising up againt golibilastion
    _freak_on May 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think its more about trying to be an individual in a world of clones (A single voice complaining; The people’s choice is tested, So ignorance has won). This person has to rise up against those who threaten his or her individuality, be it government, health care, the media, or anything else.
    profmegon August 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is also about the rise of Pauline Hanson in Australia.
    "The peoples choice is tested, so ignorance has won" refering to the infamous "Please Explain"
    many other lines, will get back to this if i ever get time
    TripleJAuston November 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI'm sure it wasn't intended, but I'd been listening to this song for ages without having any idea what the actual chorus meant, but then it kinda clicked and it seems to be talking about the second coming of christ and how globalisation, consumerism and other modern evils has already buggered the world up beyond repair
    matty_keatingon January 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentby troksta on 02-08-2006 @ 01:23:39 PM
    i think its sort of like reading the future through history slowly people just become resources for the big brother like george orwells 1984 predicting the world being run as a total dictator ship people have no say government controls everything preety much like exactly whats happening in life at the moment government and media lying and shaping out conscious i think people understand what im getting at...
    as for the day you come part what id like to think or what i interpret anyway is maybe a religious aspect to the song.. im not religious but like the songs about government control and how we are slowly loosing independence and freedom and will become nothing one day and that maybe the return of christ is who he is speaking about
    on the day you come...
    rising up...
    maybe its a religious turn point.. sayin that the only hope is for a higher power to help us all
    because their is nothing to do and nothing we can do is going to change no one is going to rebel against the government their will never be a total rebellion people will keep doing as their told pay rediculous prices listen to their president./minister lie to their faces on tv etc etc.. and the only one that can change this or prevent 1984 is a christ like figure or maybe the guy himself.. who knows just what i think
    trokstaon February 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTheday You Come is my fav Powderfinger song, i think you're all kinda on the right track. the song does seem to be about th stupidity of the masses and how easily they can be manipulated by oliticians and the media.
    Dressed2Depresson August 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfrom p. 251 'Pig City', Andrew Stafford:

    "...the release of The Day You Come in August 1998, which appears to address the rise of Pauline Hanson's One Nation party.
    - Bernard Fanning: That's kind of gone into myth, that that song was about Pauline Hanson. It wasn't. It was more about the mood of the time, and One Nation definitely contributed to that, but to me it was the first witnessing of a really obvioius nastiness against minorities, where people where being overtly racist and discrimatory, and to me that was disturbing. And it wasn't just Pauline Hanson that was doing that."
    220077on October 10, 2007   Link

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