Holding out for a signal to come
Solution found should appease everyone
Religion hides from developing proof
Believers try to encourage the truth

Cascading down golden rays above
Cascading down life from far beyond
May reveal the silence they deny

Sound and sight end suspicion and fear
Distant light took so long to appear
Fey black eyes mystified everyone

Cascading down golden rays above
Cascading down life from far beyond
May reveal the silence they deny

But they keep filling up, keep filling up my eyes
But they keep filling up, keep filling up my eyes


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    General Commentpowderfinger have said this song is about the aboriginal race.
    _freak_on July 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentUhhh, no, it's not about aboriginals. It's about aliens. How can you miss that? It's plain as day!

    Nothing in the song whatsoever says that it's about aboriginals. And I doubt Powderfinger have said it, either.
    6th_sadistic_sniperon May 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commentdunno what de france its abar but a great song anyways d.a.f~ Doesnt anyone follow, it's a chord progression
    x x x
    kitty_alis_babyon July 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah this is definately not about aboriginals. Seems to me its about S.E.T.I. (the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence).

    "Holding out for a signal to come"
    "Cascading down life from far beyond"

    SETI uses massive satellite dishes to listen for radio and other kinds of signals from other planets.

    "Solution found should appease everyone
    Religion hides from developing proof"

    If intelligent life can be proved using this method it would go some way towards disproving most religious theorys of creationism.

    im not sure what every line of the song is about and how it fits in. But it clearly has nothing to do with Aboriginals
    freelance_mercenaryon June 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree with freelance_mercenary.
    although powderfinger/bernard seem to have some things to say about the aborigines, this song isn't about them.
    great, great song. i want to learn to play it. i never really thought about the title, but i guess the chord thing makes perfect sense. lol.
    meg;on June 05, 2007   Link
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    MemoryIn an interview lead singer Bernard Fanning, was asked "what is D.a.f about?" he quickly brushes it off saying something like "don't worry bout daf, it's just me writing another song about finding the truth"
    joshyyon April 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentEveryone is right even the aboriginal part.aboriginals have been here 50 000 years that means an ice age endurance 20 000 years ago.survival was achieved only from help and signals from above.cave paintings and dreamtime stories prove.same story as native americans.government and religion deny it happens.bernard was right he was just doing some x files type truth finding and why its so important the truth is hidden.
    Maiandawayon August 03, 2017   Link
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    General Commentyeah, that's about it. They also said the title of the song is the name of the chords used...
    Grimsonon April 08, 2003   Link

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