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Don't Know When But a Day is Gonna Come Lyrics

from Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground

"Don't Know When But a Day is Gonna Come" is track #8 on the album Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground. It was written by Conor Oberst.
"Don't Know When But a Day is Gonna Come" is track #8 on the album Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground. It was written by Conor Oberst.

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Was is it true what I heard about the Son of God?
Did He come to save? Did He come at all?
And if I dried His feet, with my dirty hair
Would He make me clean again?

They say they don't know when but a day is gonna come
When there won't be a moon and there won't be a sun
It will just go black, it will just go back, to the way it was before

I knew a lovely girl, with such pretty pride
And every man wanted her, yeah and so did I
So did I, but she up and died in a fit of vanity

Now men with purple hearts, carry silver guns
And they will kill a man for what his father has done
But what my father did, you know it don't mean shit I'm not him

And you think I need some discipline, well, I have my share
Now I have been sent to my room I've been sat in a chair
And I held my tongue I didn't plug my ears, no, I got a good talking to

And now I don't know why, but I still try to smile
When they talk at me like I'm just a child
Well, I'm not a child, no, I am much younger than that

But now I have read some books and have grown quite brave
If I could just speak up I think I would say that there is no truth
There is only you and what you make the truth

So I'll just sing my song and I'll pass a hat
Then I'll leave your town and never look back
No, I don't look back
Because the road is clear and laid out ahead of me

And I'll get home and meet my friends at our favorite bar
We'll get some lighter heads for our heavy hearts
And we will share a drink, yeah we will share our fears
And they will know how I love them

They will know how I love
They will know how I love them
I am nothing without their love

Now I don't know when but a day is gonna come
When there won't be a moon and there won't be a sun
It will all go black, it will all go back to the way it is supposed to be

Is it true what I heard about the Son of God?
Did He die for us? Did He die at all?
And if I sold my soul for a bag of gold to you

Which one of us would be the foolish one?
Which one of us would be the fool?
Which one of us would be the foolish one?
Which one of us would be the fool?

Could you please start explaining?
You know, I need some understanding
Could you please start explaining?
You know, I need some understanding

Could you please start explaining?
You know, I need some understanding
I could do good with some explaining
You know I want to understand

Songwriters
Conor Oberst

Published by
BEDROOMS BEDROOMS AND SPIDERS;SONY/ATV SONGS LLC

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