That Day Is Done

Album: Flowers In The Dirt (1989)
  • I feel such sorrow
    I feel such shame
    I know I won't arrive on time
    Before whatever out there is gone
    What can I do? That day is done

    It's just a promise that I made
    I said I'd walk in her parade
    Hot scalding tears I thought would flow
    Still, in my heart they'll never show

    [Chorus]
    That day is done, that day is done
    You know where I've gone
    I won't be coming back
    That day is done

    Well, I recall the time and place
    When they announced her precious face
    I thought at once my heart would burst
    Still, every time is like the first

    There was applause when she stepped up
    I wished that I could interrupt
    I made no sign, I made no sound
    I know I must stay underground

    [Chorus]

    That's why she walks, or so they say
    She always knew just what I needed
    Now, if she would just look my way
    One time before they proceed

    She sprinkles flowers in the dirt
    That's when a thrill becomes a hurt
    I know I'll never see her face
    She walks away from my resting place

    [Chorus] Writer/s: ELVIS COSTELLO, PAUL MCCARTNEY
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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