Song Lyric Sunday 8/19/18 – Ever Met A Day

Song Lyric Sunday is once again upon us and our topic is “fear.” Well OK, that theme is part of the name of my favorite band (which, if you’ve paid attention, you know what band that is) so I have to take it somewhat in that direction.

Alas, I’m going to incorporate one of my biggest fears into the theme as well so it’s almost a double whammy. Almost all of my friends are considerably older than me. I’m also single and have no children (and likely will stay that way forever). Yeah, I have two younger siblings but none of us really get along. As such, unless I blow my brains out (an option that sounds very attractive at times, don’t get me wrong), get killed in a car wreck or something else, there will come a day where I have absolutely nobody left around me. I’ll have no friends, no family, no descendants. I won’t even be so much as a blip on the radar. Ain’t nobody gonna give a shit about me when all that goes down.

That is a real fear of mine. In fact, it’s probably my biggest fear. It’s not a day I ever want to meet but that I will in all likelihood. As such, the song I’m choosing is “Ever Met A Day” by the band Graduate. Graduate was the band that was founded by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith prior to the foundation of Tears for Fears, so it has that link also. I’m assuming the song was written by Orzabal but I can’t find any definitive credit anywhere.

I’m looking to the right and to the left
Searching each and every direction
What am I gonna find there?
Looking in the east and in the west
Open to all suggestions
Is there anyone who cares?

Have you ever met a day when it seems like
No one wants to know ya?
Ever met a day when it seems like
No one wants to know ya?
Ever met a day when it seems like
No one wants to know ya?

I’m looking for a light and for a home
Wishing there was someone I could talk to
But still I see no answer
All I mean is that I’m all alone
I’m sure that anyone will do
No it, no him, no her

Have you ever met a day when it seems like
No one wants to know ya?
Ever met a day when it seems like
No one wants to know ya?
Ever met a day when it seems like
No one wants to know ya?

So…

I’m looking to the right and to the left
Searching each and every direction
What am I gonna find there?
Looking in the east and in the west
Open to all suggestions
Is there anyone out there?

Have you ever met a day when it seems like
No one wants to know ya?
Ever met a day when it seems like
No one wants to know ya?
Ever met a day when it seems like
No one wants to know ya?

Have you ever met a day when it seems like
No one wants to know ya?
Ever met a day when it seems like
No one wants to know ya?
Ever met a day when it seems like
No one wants to know ya?

Have you ever met a day when it seems like
No one wants to know ya?
Ever met a day when it seems like
No one wants to know ya?
Ever met a day when it seems like
No one wants to know ya?
Source: https://www.flashlyrics.com/lyrics/graduate/ever-met-a-day-09

When listening to the old Graduate material, I always find it interesting the evolution of Roland and Curt into the band they became famous for. It’s totally different. Alas, this song seems to me to be the closest to Tears for Fears that graduate came – the introspective lyrics with streaks of existential dread and depression.

Well that’s a wrap for this week. Until next time!

4 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday 8/19/18 – Ever Met A Day

    • Well, listen to almost anything they released after they became TFF (especially their first album – The Hurting) and it’s very much the same.

      As for this song, I think of it almost as an antithesis to the theme song from “Cheers.”

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