Song for the Day
The Cat Empire Lyrics


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These nights awake
Can you imagine how much time
We've spent around here?

Enough to say that we have seen
Two moons come past
Pass and turn away



Don't close your eyes
For we
Have come to love
Tat mad white glare

Don't close your eyes for we
Would see the room depart
And sing the song for day

Singing the song
Singing the song just for the day
Singing the song
While the moons they fade away

The song that brings the night to sleep
And creeps into our eyes
For delusion makes them manic
For delusion makes us manic
For illusion makes us sing


The song just for the day

Overall Meaning

"Song for the Day" by The Cat Empire is a reflective song that speaks to the beauty and transience of life. The opening lines of the song set the scene for a late night reflection on the time spent around here. The narrator acknowledges the fleeting nature of life as evidenced by the passage of two moons, which is a metaphor for the passing of time. The song encourages the listener to keep their eyes open and embrace life as it is, even with its flaws ("Tat mad white glare").


The song's refrain, "Singing the song just for the day," is a reminder to seize the moment and cherish the present, no matter how challenging or fleeting it may be. The song acknowledges the power of illusions and delusions in life and how they can make us feel manic. However, despite the challenges that life presents, the song encourages us to continue singing and celebrating the moment.


Overall, "Song for the Day" celebrates the beauty of life, encourages us to embrace the present, and reminds us to keep singing, no matter the challenges we face.



Line by Line Meaning

These nights awake
Referencing the amount of time spent awake during evenings


Can you imagine how much time
Asking the listener to consider the amount of time spent


We've spent around here?
Referring to the amount of time spent in a particular place or state of mind


Enough to say that we have seen
Acknowledging that enough time has passed for a certain experience to have occurred


Two moons come past
Metaphorically expressing the passage of time


Pass and turn away
Alluding to the cyclical nature of time


Don't close your eyes
Urging the audience to maintain focus and awareness


For we
Explaining the reason for the previous statement


Have come to love
Expressing a deep attachment to something


That mad white glare
Referring to a bright light, possibly symbolic


Would see the room depart
Implying a change or transformation of surroundings


And sing the song for day
Suggesting the act of performing something for a particular moment


Singing the song
Referring to the act of performing something with vocalization


Singing the song just for the day
Stating the specific nature of the performance


While the moons they fade away
Following the earlier allusions to time and change


The song that brings the night to sleep
Describing a specific type of music or sound


And creeps into our eyes
Indicating a sensory experience


For delusion makes them manic
Acknowledging the potential for altered perception or mental state


For delusion makes us manic
Continuing the previous sentiment


For illusion makes us sing
Reflecting on the potential for creativity and imagination in human experience




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Comments from YouTube:

Dane Haddock

I loved this album I was heart broken when it was removed from Spotify

Miguel Sanchez

Love this song!

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Best playlist

Oli Combes

Music GCSE rise up

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It’s time

Genna Imogen

wait people have studied this song? that's awesome

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on spotiy this song is called africa luck song..... so confusing

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