Daylight slipping away, down a mountainside
Over the trees and their lines
And I look out past your eyes
Through the windows I stare

As the fields half disappear
So much beauty out there
As the shadows reach for the bar
The place turns yellowish-like

And everything seems alright
Except that this is the last day I get to spend with you
And now it's dark and it's through
I should have been watching you

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I Should Have Been Watching You Lyrics as written by Paul Hayden Desser


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    General CommentThis is an amazing song :o) The lyrics are incredably sad and seem pretty straight forward. My take on the lyrics is that it was the last day two people had together and instead of looking into that persons eyes one of them looked past them and it turns to night and everythings over... and it's too late... and they should have watched that person instead of staring past them
    replaceableon July 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard-gives me chills & not many songs do that. My take on this song has always been the viewpoint of a dad in retrospect watching his child frolic through the field, & as he's watching he slips into a daydream losing his attention for a moment & then his child is gone. Maybe this is a stretch but it's what makes the song so sweet to me. It can be interpreted in only as many ways as ones imagination can come up with.
    tripperfreekon October 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOne of the best lyrics ever, this song made me understand poetry. I picture a guy sitting in a bar with a girl he is staring out the window watching the sunset instead of paying attention to the girl he is sitting with. So simple and amazing, not much to debate here.
    kennygon March 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI see how this song can be interpreted in so many ways..its beautiful. I thinks a bit odd that me and tripper freak saw it almost the same.. i have a ypung 9 year old sisster and i imagined her outside in the mountains playing but after becoming distracted by the mountains/sunsets beauty i simply lost track of time and she somehow got in trouble (possibly even kid napped..) and i never saw her again. great song.
    ez333on June 08, 2007   Link

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