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Daylight
See the dew on the sunflower
And a rose that is fading
Roses whither away
Like the sunflower
I yearn to turn my face to the dawn
I am waiting for the day . . .

Midnight
Not a sound from the pavement
Has the moon lost her memory?
She is smiling alone
In the lamplight
The withered leaves collect at my feet
And the wind begins to moan

Memory
All alone in the moonlight
I can smile at the old days
I was beautiful then
I remember the time I knew what happiness was
Let the memory live again

Every streetlamp
Seems to beat a fatalistic warning
Someone mutters
And the streetlamp gutters
And soon it will be morning

Daylight
I must wait for the sunrise
I must think of a new life
And I musn't give in
When the dawn comes
Tonight will be a memory too
And a new day will begin

Burnt out ends of smoky days
The stale cold smell of morning
The streetlamp dies, another night is over
Another day is dawning

Touch me
It's so easy to leave me
All alone with the memory
Of my days in the sun
If you touch me
You'll understand what happiness is

Look
A new day has begun



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    Lys_de_NuitMay 28, 2010 at 10:17 pm
    I believe this song is genius. It tells the story of how daylight is youth and innocence and the right to be oblivious to the worlds flaws and just to be able to see the beauty in it and in yourself. But as you get older the world fades and darkens as you come to learn of its cruelties and hardships and live then in night. This song tells of how this woman(cat) has gone through this and yet yearns for the light and the innocence lost and the dawning of good again. She sings of how today will always be tomorrows memory.

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