The Day I Saw The Sun

by The Weekdays

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"The Day I Saw The Sun" is the product of many months of work from the Raleigh rock duo recently renamed "The Weekdays." Nathan Walker and Stephen Smith write songs featuring wailing guitars, heartfelt lyrics, and pure American a grit. Despite its muscle, this album is intertwined with gorgeous melodies and sweeping hooks. Don't let this one slide by!

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released March 30, 2010

Stephen Smith - electric guitars/acoustic guitars/vocals/piano/claps
Nathan Walker - drums/vocals/claps/percussion/piano/acoustic guitars
featuring:

Taylor Hall - bass guitar
Catherine Walker - organ on "Tough Words"

all lyrics written by Nathan Walker except "The Free Man" written by Stephen Smith and Nathan Walker

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Track Name: Jesus Shirt
He breaks a habit for oldtimes sake,
and prays to a god the size of a cake.
If you give him a dollar, then he'll leave you alone
Just don't plan on ever hanging up the phone

Picking out his clothes for broad daylight
Strapping on his boots and he's ready to fight

You don't swear with your Jesus shirt on do you hometown boy?
Not a care in the world when you've got a cross stapled on and ready to deploy

When sunday comin, he asks around
it's ten days past mari gras and a mile past town
Well I left my nice suit back in new orleans
But I don't know where to find a good pair of jeans

Pickin out his clothes for broad daylight
Strappin' on his boots and he's ready to fight

You don't swear with your Jesus shirt on, do you hometown boy?
Not a care in the world when you've got a cross, stapled on and ready to deploy
Track Name: Tough Words
Tonight can't we agree the world we tread on is a sphere?
No it don't matter to me but it pulls life's edges so near
The corners drag themselves towards my heart
Oh why does my left brain tear us apart?

Girl, forgive my quickness and spite
My tongue that runs so quick to bite
It flees from love,
It's more than enough
To start my demise
No-my words ain't tough

Tomorrow won't we hear, the hometeam chanting "victory"?
What a sweet drink to my ears, we'll file up and run a story
For the captain coach of our team
Thank God that it took that light off of me

Girl, forgive my quickness and spite
My tongue that runs so quick to bite
It flees from love,
It's more than enough
To start my demise
No-my words ain't tough

Break the lust that pulled me through
No, it pulled my bones and hair and you
Left quite a mess for the rest of the best
Thank God You break us with glue
Thank God You break us with glue
Track Name: Preachin'
I had a dream
that Joel Olsteen
was preachin' to the choir
He began to scream
to the hippie scene
that all the little kids were dyin'
and they got bored
since they'd heard it all before
they pulled out their phones and spent seven million dollars texting

Why can't we all be a little more like Mama T?
Givin' up our gross riches
Just to save the lungs of a little 3-year-old girl
She belongs in this world just as much as you and me

He began to shout
that "there's absolutely no doubt that a free man's really free if he's hungry!"
Then the parents stood and left
while the rich through their camels away
and the homeless cried out, "Hey, come check out our needles!"
Track Name: The Day I Saw The Sun
Well, I was walking through the desert, saw the white sand
My bones could feel the heat sucking water from land
When my throat was so dry, I couldn't scream, "Gimme Hell's Gun!"
that's The Day I Saw the Sun

That's The Day I Saw the Sun
That's The Day I Saw the Sun
That I saw the sun

I kept my eyes glued down to my feet
I tried my hardest not to miss a beat
I walked in rhythm hopin' not to repeat
The way all my falls had begun
yeah, That's The Day I Saw the Sun

That's The Day I Saw the Sun
That's The Day I Saw the Sun
That I saw the sun

I made the simple mistake of turning my head down and facing the ground again
When I had one easy choice, well finally my gut decided to kick in

And I looked higher and higher, higher and higher...
Track Name: Cell 29-D
They say there's no room in prison for instability
Just a padded room where a loon makes no attempt at remembering
But where's the home for the one who couldn't hurt a single fly
It's not that she wouldn't try, it just it hurts too much to comply

I fell in love with cell 29-D
Yeah, I fell in love with cell 29-D

She sat there, quietly playing all her games
Shriveled and hurting, didn't know my name
She did before but that was - oh so long ago
And we both know things aren't the same, and that'll never grow
Track Name: Can't You Believe
Your comfortable insomnia is overcome by swelling dread
Lying wide-eyed in your bed
You know the answer's right next to your head
There's nothing you can do about that glare
Son please listen, you're not going crazy, it's just because He Cares

Can't you believe?
I'm not here to deceive
He'll be all you need
He wants your love, he don't want you to bleed

You asked for that book, It'll take all you mistook
Shake you around, Make you sound enough
To stare at the sun again
It's the triumph of love and the reason you're drawn to the glow
It's an understanding that runs deeper than just saying that you know

When you finally lose your sight
You won't worry about a bite
Cause today son, it's all good and right
It's good and right
its time to pack your bags, it's finally time to fight

Can't You Believe?
Track Name: Things are Kind of Rough
I know that things are kind of rough
And most of the time, you like act tough
But I know your heart is just as easily crushed as mine
Which means I understand that you're not doing fine

Why does she play with your heart,
with your heart?
Oh, can't she tell that she hurts you with every breath.

I know how hard it makes life
Dealing with a heavy stomach each day
Bending over backwards
All to squeeze out a bit of love for her to pay
Track Name: Love is Patient
Yesterday I took the time to shut my eyes and
wished I could walk back to the day yours moved in mine

I just hunched over with my nose against a desk
that felt so cold and homeless I nearly lost my breath
What use is my existance without function
When a month gone leaves me fonder

I can't feel anything, but sick today
All I ever wanted seems taken away
It rings true of love when I'm crying
Over remembering what you feel like

I know its infatuation crying over not holding your hand
for such a short expanse of time
No my bed doesnt give me rest
just a time to quit thinking about you
Unless you think its true, that while we sleep so far away -- we're alone us two

Come this way
Life points this way
It tingles on my fingers this way
Because you're back where you belong
Here between my arms

And smilin' because Love is Patient
Love is patient girl
I said Love is patient
Love is Patient
Love is patient, girl
Track Name: Keep It That Way
Here this historic question comes again
How can I know that the sun will rise again?
There's only seven days in any given week
But winter always comes back when the earth tilts its cheek

Why do you keep it that way?
You don't have to keep it that way
You don't even have to stay
Why do you keep it that way?

Thanks for keeping it that way

At any moment you could choose to tear my oustides in
But you chose to keep your places the way they've always been
Even when I spat on your toes in my sin
You offered me your grace to dwell within

You are by far the reliable one of all I've met
You know the steps that I walk and the moments I regret
You made me whole when you took all I was and paid my debt
You are the most steadfast of all, this I pray I wont forget
Track Name: Little Bit of Heartbreak
What's this happen inside our little world?
I just sat back thinking I could twirl my favorite girl
Round and round, back and forth, without a cause or motivation
It's hard to glance at you now, I know I'll lose my concentration

You know we need a little bit of heartbeak to make it easy to understand what
We've got to do to just pull through when times gone by and we want something new
You kno we need a little bit of heartbreak to make it easy to understand what
We've got to do to just pull through when times gone by and we want something new

You know we need a little bit of heartbreak
You know we need a little bit of heartbreak
Come on everybody, just believe its true

I don't want to deicde between a girl or two
I just want to step far back and see oh how blue
The earth looks deep in space and why I get to live
I don't deserve an inch at all, but a miles what I'll give

You don't deserve to get your beating heart broken in two
Same as the one I love deserves some sort of life that's new
But sometimes the things we need are far from what does please
Like a ten ton truck or piano on some monster of disease
Track Name: Kicked Outta' This Town
Why am I so easily comforted?
And so easily deceived
Into thinking that only half my troubles even matter
Only half should be grieved
Why do I work so so hard?
To break myself out of these fits
All the while I grew twice as wrong
All the while I was breaking my friends
Breaking them into twice as many bits

I've made some fat mistakes,
I'll admit it
When the bullet flew by I couldn't say that I bit it
That I bit it
Because you all stood still and it just knocked you down
I know that I should get kicked outta this town
Because you all stood still and it just knocked you down
I know that I should get kicked outta this town

There's something selfish,
I'm pretty sure its greed
Turning our town lazy
I can't hide the fact that it takes me awhile to chalk up the nerve to serve my fellow man
By the end of the day this city will lose its bill that makes it crazy
I've been known as the man who broke ten hearts
Kissed them and tossed them on the floor
I gave myself, my friends and my God a bad name
But only He can fix the ten thousand names I've been called before

Why does this world seem so serene on the surface when we all know what lies beneath our skin
We all grew up watching love and hate duke it out
But while hate drinks it up its quite certain that loves going to win
Track Name: The Free Man
There's been times when I gotta know
There's been times I can't learn from show
All the wisdom in the world is no use to me
My mind runs dry, I can't explain what I see

So teach me by hurting me
And show me the way by loving me
I've got the faith you know
Its the way to make me free

It's pounded my head from the left and from the right
I keep on hearing it but there's no point tonight
Let's put it off the world hears me say
I know I've missed out on so much today
Track Name: Fairly Little
Well when you take away all your makeup and fashion
All your shades and lights
The contrast not and beauty salon
And the music that makes your heart so fuzzy
When you pull back the rug and uncover the dirt

And when you put your eyes on the coffin instead of birth
and you smash the blurry portrait bathed in elegance
On your plastered biltmore wall
Wipe away the smile that took a long while
Just to force them all the way up your neck
When you lose your dollars and cents and eyeliner
Your facade of love thats only overshadowed by your facade of apathy

What are you left with?