10,000 Maniacs, “These Are Days”

This song makes me feel so good.

This song sparks every nostalgic particle of my body to the next energy level.

This song came into my life for the very first time my freshman year at BYU. Of course, it conjured memories of high school.

And, now, this songs awakens every single experience that has ever meant anything to me in the world.

This song makes me feel more alive, because it reminds me just how much I have lived. This song is every moment, all the best moments. This song is now.

I have a good life.

The lyrics are a force. These are the words you’ll remember. Where was it? Ah, yes: The commons room on the second floor of Ballard Hall (U-Hall) of the Deseret Tower dormitories on BYU campus was one of the first times a song really connected to time, to history, and history included me, and I was part of eternity, an expanse not so overwhelming, so … expansive, because I felt signficant. I feel significant.

This song couldn’t have come along a better time in my life.

These are the days you’ll remember.
Never before and never since, I promise, will the whole world be warm as this.
And as you feel it, you’ll know it’s true that you are blessed and lucky.
It’s true that you are touched by something that will grow and bloom in you.

These are the days you’ll remember.
When May is rushing over you with desire to be part of the miracles you see in every hour.
You’ll know it’s true that you are blessed and lucky.
It’s true that you are touched by something that will grow and bloom in you.

These are days.

These are the days you might fill with laughter until you break.
These days you might feel a shaft of light make its way across your face.
And when you do you’ll know how it was meant to be.
See the signs and know their meaning.
It’s true, you’ll know how it was meant to be.
Hear the signs and know they’re speaking to you, to you.

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One thought on “10,000 Maniacs, “These Are Days”

  1. Every time I hear this song, I get teary-eyed. It brings back a flood of memories for me as well, mostly of college and my four years in Gainesville. It was nice to read the lyrics, thanks for sharing 🙂

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