"One Day" as written by and Richard Ashcroft....
One day maybe we will dance again
Under fiery skies
One day maybe you will love again
Love that never dies

One day maybe you will see the land
Touch skin with sand
You've been swimming in the lonely sea
With no company

Oh, don't you want to find?
Can't you hear this beauty in life?
The roads, the highs, breaking up your life
Can't you hear this beauty in life?

One day maybe you will cry again
Just like a child
You've gotta tie yourself to the mast my friend
And the storm will end

Oh, don't you want to find?
Can't you hear this beauty in life?
The times, the highs, breaking up your mind
Can't you hear this beauty in life?

Oh, you're too afraid to touch
Too afraid you'll like it too much
The roads, the times, breaking up your mind
Can't you hear this beauty in life?

One day maybe I will dance again
One day maybe I will love again
One day maybe we will dance again
You know you've gotta
Tie yourself to the mast my friend
And the storm will end
One day maybe you will love again
You've gotta tie yourself to the mast my friend
And the storm will end


Lyrics submitted by JulieMarlene, edited by jenrsh

"One Day" as written by Richard Ashcroft

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    General CommentThe song happens within a larger context that is never named, but we hear about the result: things now vary from vast emptiness to uncontrolled turmoil. There's no mid-range feeling, so something pretty serious happened earlier to damage his emotive responses.
    "Tie yourself to the mast my friend" says he's lost proactive control of himself. When things go bad he just tries to get through the best way he knows how. It's a purposeful resolve, but in a totally passive way. He basically shuts down, stops noticing what his emotions feel like to him as they happen - like a dissociation type thing.
    xby45on March 27, 2014   Link

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