Dimming Of The Day lyrics

by The Corrs

This old house is falling down around my ears
I'm drowning in a river of my tears
When all my will is gone you hold me sway
And I need you at the dimming of the day

You pull me like the moon pulls on the tide
You know just where I keep my better side

What days have come to keep us far apart
A broken promise or a broken heart
Now all the bonnie birds have wheeled away
And I need you at the dimming of the day

Come the night you're only what I want
Come the night you could be my confidant

I see you on the street in company
Why don't you come and ease your mind with me
I am living for the night we steal away
And I need you at the dimming of the day
Yes I need you at the dimming of the day

Song Details

Words & Music: Richard Thompson - English singer songwriter and guitarist. He began his professional career with the band Fairport Convention in 1967... more.

Brief: The song is about a failed relationship. The singer is finding it hard to cope on his own from day to day, but the hardest times are at the end of each day where he is feeling most vulnerable and lonely... "Come the night you're only what I want". He is living for the time he may see her again as he needs her at the 'dimming' of each day.

Album: Track 10 on their 2005 album Home (pictured).

Covers: Mary Black, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, David Gilmour, Tom Jones, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Anastasia Barzee

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