I woke up to yet another day
Grown to expect, expect more of the same
Except for, for a subtle change
And that is, I'm slowly fading away
Harvest moon, soon will pass
Crop is gone, left only chaff
A bitter pill, and an overcast
A flag unfurled, at half mast
Ah

A year to the day
Since you went away
The moment in time
When you were last mine
I'm here standing still
Yeah, with more time to kill
Hey, I barely survived
Yeah, I barely survived

Like pouring salt on an open wound
Memory filling, filling this empty room
I'm as bare, I'm as bare, as a barren womb
Still like the air, in a whitewash tomb
Ah

A year to the day
Since you went away
A moment in time
When you were last mine
I'm here standing still
Hey, with more time to kill
I barely survived
Yes, I barely survived

Ah

A year to the day
Since you went away
A moment in time
When you were last mine
I'm here standing still
Been standin' still
With more time to kill
Hey, I barely survived
Yeah, I barely survived

A year to the day
Year to the day
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
I barely survived
Three sixty-five
Three sixty-five, five, five

Ah


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    I have no background, but a question about the meaning of this song. The live videos on YouTube show Eddie playing with a lot of emotion, showing a side he normally doesn't show. I wonder if this is about Sammy's exit from the band, or was it something Gary wrote about on his own? Google searches don't bring up any good info. Anybody got an idea?

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