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Save up all the days
A routine malaise
Just like yesterday
I told you I would stay

Would you always
Maybe sometimes
Make it easy
Take your time

Think of all the ways
Momentary phase
Just like yesterday
I told you I would stay

Every time you try
Quarter half the mile
Just like yesterday
I told you I would stay

Would you always
Maybe sometimes
Make it easy
Take your time



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    agneslegnouFeb 25, 2010 at 7:03 pm
    Don't you think this song could have another meaning ? In my opinion, it's a song about society, about bored people who are fed up with their routine lives. Who just think about the past to keep going, who believe in happiness (or religion) to go on... To me, this song is about a person who tries to give courage to another one (friend or lover). But it's just a translation from a French chick, so...
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    ayeshama333Aug 29, 2010 at 7:49 pm
    I believe the song is a love song. Although, other interpretations aren’t necessarily incorrect. Here's my analysis, coming from personal experience.
    "Save up all the days, a routine malaise."
    When in a long term committed relationship with someone whose depth of personality(ies) you start to understand, you start to see patterns in their behavior and develop empathy love and even respect or enjoyment for their continual struggles. Everyday each of us is different and when you don't give up on that person, as all the days go by you can handle and understand the routine malaise. This, however, doesn't mean that the two people in that relationship never have the fear of being misunderstood and judged for their seemingly random bouts of misery and shifting moods. Although we each know to some degree that this is part of human nature, we fear that our significant other will someday be fed up with it. Hence the:
    "Just like yesterday, I told you I would stay"
    I believe this is 'the other person' -either or both, its a dialogue- reassuring the other that I will stick with you through this. It's quite beautiful really.
    Then:
    "Would you always, maybe sometimes, make it easy, take your time"
    I believe that the first three of these phrases are a question(s) from the insecure person. Would you always, or maybe just sometimes, make it easy?
    As far as I'm concerned, when I'm emotionally vulnerable in a relationship and need the other person to reassure me, I am often apologetic, hoping and even asking that he be patient with me, ease off with his demands or criticisms (cause let’s face it, when in a relationship, everyone gets on each other's nerves. Sometimes being quite ruthless in how you speak to each other. You get to the point where you know the other person's insecurities and, not to be an asshole/bitch, you tend to pick at them. Half to improve the other person and half just because you're irritated at their behavior.) This is a request to make it easy sometimes, to step back, listen, and actually understand me, which is actually why you are in the relationship to begin with. "Take your time" could be the other person conceding to the request and giving time, space and understanding.
    The next lines are:
    "Think of all the ways, momentary phase, just like yesterday, I told you I would stay"
    I think this could be referring to thinking of all the times we had together, the good times. They always return after each melancholy mood I have. You know very well that this is a momentary phase. And then, the other person or even the insecure person could be saying "just like yesterday I told you I would stay" I told you I was committed to being with you through good times and bad.
    The last line before the chorus repeats:
    "Every time you try, quarter half the mile, just like yesterday, I told you I would stay"
    This I'd like to think is the most profound stanza. I have trouble with this myself. When someone is in a standoffish mood and shuts the other out it can feel like every time you try to get in, every time you try to get them to let YOU into THEIR private world (or vice versa letting them into your private feelings), you only get so far and it feels like you're losing them. It feels like you've only gone a small fraction of the distance to understand what they are feeling. This can sometimes feel devastating. It can make you feel like this is the last straw and they or you will be gone forever because they or you are too afraid of being completely open. (We all know that's pretty scary) BUT
    "Just like yesterday, I told you I would stay."

    If you’re going to interpret this as a love song, I think it is so absolutely profound while also being juxtaposed against this light feather melody and seemingly simple lyrics. I think they did a good job with this one.
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    UnregisteredDec 14, 2013 at 10:38 am
    That's just it. It can be between two people but it's simplicity is about how every one of us feels every day. Whether you believe in something greater or just in yourself. You need to believe that feeling won't leave you. When you understand and believe you take it easy. You live easier. Your belief will ask for always but understands that for most of us, it's just sometimes.
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    danimijeNov 28, 2013 at 1:25 am
    Its about a new relationship. Directed to the one who is uneasy and unsure about where they stand. And the other reassuring them it's okay and that they should slowly move forward with less confusion. "the routine malasie" is the inevitable uncertainty of a new found affection "quarter-half the mile" is about takig it too far too far and say they should not worry so much everything else is pretty self explanatory if taken in this conetxt.
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    UnregisteredMar 15, 2012 at 4:44 am
    Its about a realtionship and how he promises to stay with her but there is all this other stuff in the way.. I hate how this webiste dosnt show the full song >:(

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