Day You Come (The)

Released:  

Fingerprints (2004)

The Day You come (1998)

Internationalist (1998)

Internationalist P2K Disk (1998)

 

Music: Powderfinger

Lyrics: Bernard Fanning

 

 

Band Quotes:

It wasn't an anti one nation* song. It was supposed to be just saying that there's people in

Australia who are disadvantaged. And that if everyone starts thinking about that, then we

might be able to.. (fades into a mumble, but something about making it better) 

It was bad timing, maybe good timing.** 

(The song being released just as the one nation party was at its peak)

-Bernard Fanning

 

*a party which ran, and only narrowly lost their seat in the 1998 Australian government election

**The song being released just as the one nation party was at its peak

  

I wouldn't certainly say that we've written any protest songs- The Day You Come is the closest to that kind of song, and that typically, like most of our songs can be construed in many ways. And  it was particularly about the way Australian electret I suppose is moving, and thinking.

-Bernard Fanning

 

"JC and I think that's probably out most original song, in terms of making a sound that, we don't know if anybody else has. Some people say it sounds like 'Crowded house', but I don't really get that? Because it's got a really driving kind of rhythm, it's not really that poppy." -Bernard Fanning

 

Fan Theories:  (none)

  

Lyrics:

memories are fading
a single voice complaining
while days are stacking up
itís hardly worth debating
the people are frustrated
drink from poison cup
the system is collapsing
conscience is relapsing
the damage has been done

on the day you come rising up
on the day you come rising up

vision is rejected
the peopleís choice is tested
so ignorance has won
children are infected
remedy suggested
donít drink from poison cup
overpopulation, media sensations
the damage has been done

on the day you come rising up
on the day you come rising up