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Parralox - The Day Before You Came

The Day Before You Came

Written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus

Verse 1
I must have left my house at eight, because I always do
My train I'm certain left the station just when it was due
I must have read the morning paper going into town
And having gotten through the editorial, no doubt I must have frowned
I must have made my desk around a quarter after nine
With letters to be read and heaps of papers waiting to be signed
I must have gone to lunch at half past twelve or so
The usual place the usual bunch
And still on top of this I'm pretty sure it must have rained
The day before you came

Verse 2
I must have lit my seventh cigarette at half past two
And at the time I never even noticed I was blue
I must have kept on dragging through the business of the day
Without really knowing anything, I hid a part of me away
At five I must have left, there's no exception to the rule
A matter of routine, I've done it ever since I finished school
The train back home again
Undoubtedly I must have read the evening paper then
Oh yes, I'm sure my life was well within it's usual frame
The day before you came

Verse 3
Must have opened my front door at eight o'clock or so
And stopped along the way to buy some Chinese food to go
I'm sure I had my dinner watching something on TV
There's not, I think, a single episode of Dallas that I didn't see
I must have gone to bed around a quarter after ten
I need a lot of sleep, and so I like to be in bed by then
I must have read a while
The latest one by Marilyn French or something in that style
It's funny, but I had no sense of living without aim
The day before you came

Coda
And turning out the light
I must have yawned and cuddled up for yet another night
And rattling on the roof I must have heard the sound of rain
The day before you came


Title The Day Before You Came
Songwriter   Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
Vocalist   Amii
Production #   085
Engineer   Juan del Toro
Producer   John von Ahlen
Dedicated to   Marlene Dietrich
Studio   Subterrane Recording Studio
Software   Cubase VST, Cubase 6, Soundforge
Instruments   Halion, Jupiter 8, Nexus
Time   6:10
BPM   107.5
Copyright   Subterrane Records 2024
Appears on   Recovery
Additional Info:
Appears on the Recovery album, released in 2013, which also includes another Depeche Mode rendition of "Black Celebration"

 

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