Song Lyric Sunday: a song for someone you love

SongLyricSundayThis looks fun.  I just discovered a new weekly blogging prompt, Song Lyric Sunday from Helen Espinosa, a writer and blogger in Utah. The idea is simply that every Sunday you share the lyrics of a song you like on a particular theme. This week’s is a song that makes you think of someone you love – so here’s mine, dedicated to both my children but particularly my oldest girl, as it kind of feels like this is how regimented my life used to be, before she came along and turned everything upside down!


I must have left my house at eight, because I always do
My train, I’m certain, left the station just when it was due
I must have read the morning paper going into town
And having gotten through the editorial, no doubt I must have frowned
I must have made my desk around a quarter after nine
With letters to be read, and heaps of papers waiting to be signed
I must have gone to lunch at half past twelve or so
The usual place, the usual bunch
And still on top of this I’m pretty sure it must have rained
The day before you came

I must have lit my seventh cigarette at half past two
And at the time I never even noticed I was blue
I must have kept on dragging through the business of the day
Without really knowing anything, I hid a part of me away
At five I must have left, there’s no exception to the rule
A matter of routine, I’ve done it ever since I finished school
The train back home again
Undoubtedly I must have read the evening paper then
Oh yes, I’m sure my life was well within its usual frame
The day before you came

I must have opened my front door at eight o’clock or so
And stopped along the way to buy some Chinese food to go
I’m sure I had my dinner watching something on TV
There’s not, I think, a single episode of Dallas that I didn’t see
I must have gone to bed around a quarter after ten
I need a lot of sleep, and so I like to be in bed by then
I must have read a while
The latest one by Marilyn French or something in that style
It’s funny, but I had no sense of living without aim
The day before you came

And turning out the light
I must have yawned and cuddled up for yet another night
And rattling on the roof I must have heard the sound of rain
The day before you came

Songwriters: Andersson, Benny/ Ulvaeus, Björn
The Day Before You Came lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, taken from

7 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday: a song for someone you love

  1. “The day before you came.” It’s crazy how much having kids changes your life… and it’s never the same again. My Song Lyric Sunday was dedicated to my daughter as well. I love the storytelling in this song. Thanks so much for sharing and for participating! 🙂

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