Dareh Meyod

Album: In Between Now And Then (2003)
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  • "This one comes straight from my wife - girlfriend at the time," reveals Marc Roberge, founding member and front man for O.A.R. "I'd say to her, 'I'm leaving on Wednesday for tour.' And it's always a very sensitive and tough situation. But then I'd always end up leaving Tuesday night at four in the morning or whatever. And my way of justifying it was saying, 'Oh, I'm leaving on Wednesday.' And she would always say, 'Can't you just say you're leaving Tuesday and just be honest about it?' It was kind of like this funny little thing we had. So dareh meyod means "it's coming," and Sehshambeh dareh meyod means "Tuesday is coming." Because she's Persian and she speaks Farsi, it was just a little 'Hey' to her. It's basically a love song about having a hard time leaving, but saying the same road that takes me out will be the same one that'll bring me back. And the title's kind of for her."
  • Roberge offers up a little lesson in Farsi: "Shambeh is 'day,' so Yekshambeh would be Monday, Sehshambeh… in that order. So it means Tuesday – Sehshambeh. 'Tuesday is coming' is what that little sentence means. And I shortened it because I figured, why make it that hard?"

    "It's pretty cool because we'll be playing a show, and very rarely a couple of Persian people will come and they'll always request that song. They're just like, 'It's so cool, there's no rock band with Persian words.'" (Check out our full interview with Marc Roberge.)

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