Say Days Ago
The Used Lyrics


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I still remember a year ago
The times we spent
I feel that I'm happier now
Up from the down
By all means
It's strange cause I feel the same way

I think of what it looks like, I think of what it tastes like
I think of what it looks like, I think of what it tastes, tastes

Same strange, said it's strange cause I feel the same
Same strange, said it's strange cause I feel the same
Still remember what it tastes like, what it felt like

Makes me ill, me ill

I think of what it looks like, I think of what it tastes like
I think of what it looks like, I think of what it tastes, tastes

Same strange, said it's strange cause I feel the same
Same strange, said it's strange cause I feel the same
Still remember what it tastes like, what it felt like
Same strange, said it's strange cause I feel the same

It makes me ill, makes me ill
Makes me, makes me
(Kinda makes me ill, kinda makes me ill, me ill)
Still remember what it tastes like, what it felt like
(Kinda makes me ill)




What it felt like
(Makes)

Overall Meaning

The Used's "Say Days Ago" is a song about nostalgia and how our memories can evoke feelings of both happiness and sadness. The first verse sets up the theme, with the singer reflecting on a year ago and the times spent with someone. Despite the fact that he is now happier than he was then, he still looks back on those memories with fondness. The repetition of "by all means" and "it's strange cause I feel the same way" suggests that part of him wishes he could go back to those times, even though he knows it's not possible.


The second verse delves deeper into the singer's thoughts, as he remembers not just the times spent with this person, but also what they looked and tasted like. The use of sensory details here highlights the intensity of the memories and how they continue to affect him. The repetition of "same strange" implies that he is still trying to reconcile his current state with these memories from the past. The repeated phrase "makes me ill" expresses the emotional turmoil that these memories cause him, as they bring up feelings of both joy and pain. The final line of the song, "still remember what it tasted like, what it felt like," drives home the power of remembrance and how it can stay with us long after the moment has passed.


Line by Line Meaning

I still remember a year ago
I have vivid memories of events that occurred just a year ago


The times we spent
Reflecting on moments shared together


I think that I'm happier now
I feel a sense of contentment in the present moment


Up from the down
Feeling uplifted after overcoming a difficult time


By all means
Expressing emphasis to demonstrate the level of significance


It's strange cause I feel the same way
Although it seems peculiar, I am experiencing the same emotions again


I think of what it looks like
Visualizing the image of a memory in my mind


I think of what it tastes like
Recalling the sensory experience of a past event


Same strange
A repeated yet unconventional occurrence


Said it's strange cause I feel the same
Acknowledging the oddity of reliving the same sensations


Makes me ill
The repetition of the experience is causing discomfort or pain


Still remember what it tastes like
The flavor of a previous encounter is ingrained in my memory


What it felt like
The sensation of a past experience is still present




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Written by: Branden Steineckert, Jeph Howard, Quinn Allman, Robert McCracken

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