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Barry Manilow – Daybreak lyrics

I'm singin to the world
Its time we let the spirit come in
Let it come on in
I'm singin to the world
Everybodys caught in the spin
Look at where weve been
Weve been runnin around
Year after year blinded with pride
Blinded with fear

But it's daybreak if you wanna believe
It can be daybreak aint no time to grieve
Said it's daybreak if you'll only believe
And let it shine, shine, shine
All around the world

Singin to the world
What's the point in puttin it down?
There's so much love to share
I'm singin to the world
Don't you see it all comes around
The feelings everywhere
Weve been closin our eyes
Day after day covered in clouds
Losin our way

Hey, but it's daybreak if you wanna believe
It can be daybreak aint no time to grieve
Said it's daybreak if you'll only believe
And let it shine, shine, shine
All around the world

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  • Ella-Anne
    I know exactly what this song is about because I heard Barry Manilow tell the story of how he came to write this song many years ago on VH1. Barry Manilow was a New York City boy born and reared, however he was living and recording on the West Coast somewhere in the Los Angeles, California area. As he was working on the West Coast but his family was living on the East Coast he spent endless hours flying back and forth between the two points. After one trip where he left the West Coast and flew to the East Coast for a business meeting, he decided to fly back home in the same day which put him arriving at his Los Angeles home in the early morning hours of the new day before the sun rose. Somewhat jet lagged and unsure what to do with himself, he did what he had probably done many times before; took a pad and pencil down to the beach and sat down to watch the sun rise. As the sun was announcing her presence to the new day, he penned the words to this song, which has always been one of my favorites. You don't have to be a Barry Manilow lover to be awed at the genius of anyone who can sit down in the sand to watch the sun rise, and walk away with this masterpiece.
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  • u
    Is this about when you work from home during the week, and you're not being very productive, so you go to the gym and have a swim. But when you're there you're wondering if your boss has sent an email or tried to call you. So you can't fully relax and enjoy your swim, and 10 minutes in the steam room are definitely out. And you think about what you'll say - maybe having lunch, or in the bathroom. Or you can say you've got no reception on your phone at home. Ultimately you know you won't get in trouble, but it does take the shine off things, and in the end you think you probably should have just gone into the office.
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