All Time Low: Remembering Sunday Meaning
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Remembering Sunday Lyrics
Starting making his way past 2 in the morning
He hasn't been sober for days
Leaning now into the breeze
Remembering Sunday, he falls to his knees
They had breakfast together
But two eggs don't...
Okay. As I believe the story goes, just from listening to the song: The guy (alex) wakes up from these dreams he is having about a girl. He decides he can't sleep anymore and goes out for a walk, and as he is "leaning now into the breeze" he has a flashback to a sunday. He spent the whole day with this amazing girl. The guy basically is looking for some action at the end of the day, but when they got up to her room, she turned him away and "left him dying to get in". The chorus is saying how he is thinking about her constantly and wishes he was with her, and calls her, but "doesn't mean to be a bother" about it. He is literally going crazy for this girl and wants to marry her. She doesn't think that love exists between them, but he wants her regardless because "who could deny these butterflies?" He goes to the neighbors to find out where she is, "but he's only denied" and "now he's dying to get inside" to see her. Again with the chorus, only this time he is apologizing to the neighbors that he has been bugging, and he is trying to rationalize with them telling them that "it's driving me crazy it seems. I'm going to ask her to marry me." After that the neighbors finally tell him that "she moved away." It is "funny how it rained all day" because that is what happens in cartoons when something unfortunate happens to the character. He didn't realize at first the rain was because of his new found information, but then it "started to all make sense." He realizes that the clouds are following him, and raining on him as he looks for his love of his life. Then Juliet's part comes in and clarifies what has happened to the most amazing girl he has ever met. She says, "I'm not coming back, I've done something so terrible, I'm terrified to speak." She is basically saying how she has gotten herself killed in some way and is regretting it, and she doesn't want him to know. She says how she's "Mixed up" meaning she probably had a mental breakdown of some sort. She says how she has been going crazy about him, but now she is trying to forget about it all. She is "keeping an eye on the world, from so many thousands of feet off the ground, I'm over you now, I'm at home in the clouds, towering over your head." Basically, she is in heaven now. She is watching out for the guy as she is "at home in the clouds."(an airplane is not a "home in the clouds") After hearing the words from his lost love, the guy, after all his searching, has no other option but to "go home now" and all that is left is to mourn his loss.
This is just how I see the song. The interpretation is up to the individual. It should not matter how anyone specifically sees it. Songs are meant to make a connection with people, and if you connect in a certain way, then that is what is right. I hope my interpretation can lead to many more individual thoughts about this powerful song that is full of emotion. :]
Foolishy.Wild. May 6th, 2009 5:01pm report
There is acutally a story behind this. Alex wrote this song about his highschool girlfriend. I don't remember the whole entire story behind it but my friend, who is utterly obsessesed with All Time Low (ecspecially Jack), knows the whole story. What I remember is that this acutally happened in Alex's life. He was in love with his high school sweetheart and wanted her to marry him. Juliet's part in the song is describing how she is in a plane above him, leaving because she hurt him. I will ask my friend about more clarification about the whole story because I have a horible memory and could not remember it.
AllTimeFan Mar 1st, 2009 3:38pm report
Personally, I think this song is about a man who meets this girl and falls in love with her. Then, later, he finds that she has died. And like many others, he doesn't want to believe that she's gone. So he makes his mind beliedve that she's a live, and tries to find her. The neighbors tell him she's moved away and he begins to give up. Then the girl tells him she's not going to call and she's done something terrible. (commited suicide maybe?) Then the guy goes back home because he finally realizes that she's gone, and there's nothing there for him anymore.
anonymous Dec 28th, 2019 12:46pm report
So Alex straight up said what the song was about. It's about his ex girlfriend, Meg Frampton from Meg and Dia, and no, she did not die. I'll break it down for you.
He woke up from dreaming and put on his shoes
Started making his way past two in the morning
He hasn't been sober for days
Leaning now into the breeze
Remembering Sunday he falls to his knees
They had breakfast together
But two eggs don't last
Like the feeling of what he needs
Now this place seems familiar to him
She pulled on his hand with a devilish grin
She led him upstairs, she led him upstairs
Left him dying to get in
He wakes up from a dream about the girl he loves, who has left him. remembering the good times they spent together. He is hungover because he can't tolerate the pain of her ghosting him. She didn't believe in love, but she slept with him and dated him anyway without realizing how much he cared about her. She felt guilty, and rather than sit down and break up with him, she left on a plane to start a new life without telling him. After this happens, he begins drinking and recounts the memories of her that he had in his dreamz he is starving for love and empty.
He wakes up alone the morning after she leaves and goes to her house but someone new has moved in and he asks neighbors where she has gone, they tell hi she moved away. He is in disbelief and wants to go in and find her there like normal but they turn him away.
Forgive me I'm trying to find
My calling, I'm calling at night
I don't mean to be a bother
But have you seen this girl?
She's been running through my dreams
And it's driving me crazy it seems
I'm gonna ask her to marry me
Even though she doesn't believe in love
He's determined to call her bluff
Who could deny, these butterflies?
They're filling his gut
Waking the neighbors, unfamiliar faces
He pleads though he tries
But he's only denied
Now he's dying to get inside
The neighbors said she moved away
Funny how it rained all day
I didn't think much of it then
But it's starting to all make sense
Oh I can see now that all of these clouds
Are following me in my desperate endeavor
To find my whoever, whoever she may
He is desperately trying to find answers because he is serious and wants to spend his life with her. The day she left, it was raining. Now, back in the present, he realizes that symbolized that the sadness would follow him around as he continues his search for the one, he can't get over her.
Now we are back to the memories and flashbacks to the day she left, this time from her point of view.
"I'm not coming back, I've done something so terrible
I'm terrified to speak, but you'd expect that from me
I'm mixed up, I'll be blunt, now the rain is just
Washing you out of my hair and out of my mind
Keeping an eye on the world
So many thousands of feet off the ground
I'm over you now, I'm at home in the clouds
Towering over your head"
She is feeling guilty. She slept with him, she made him fall in love with her but she's all mixed up and didn't realize what she was doing. She's too scared to break up with him in a civil way, and gets on a plane to run away from her problems and try to forget. She feels free of the commitment, "in the clouds" a reference to being on cloud 9. She's getting over it, and running away. She is telling him that he won't find her, she's flying back home to where she came from, far away from him, currently over his head. She is also above the rain storm, she isn't hurting like he is, because she didn't love him. Only feeling guilty. The rain that is falling on him is merely washing away her memories of him.
He finally realizes she is gone, she left him. So he goes home and stops looking.
It's a pretty clear story but people sure like to read too hard into things and make stuff up. Anyway, that's what it is.
anonymous Oct 16th, 2018 10:05am report
Since this song is used in a story that I've read I really thought the song's interpretation is just the same with the story where in there is a boy who got an amnesia and when the time comes that he remembers everything, the memories with the girl, how much she loves the girl, it's too late the cause the girl is already gone :(.
anonymous Oct 2nd, 2018 10:16pm report
I think it is about a girl that the guy(alex)falls in love with then she kills her self and then the guy goes to morn her
anonymous Dec 18th, 2017 12:18pm report
I believe this song has a deep meaning and if you disagree with my interpretation thats fine this is how i see it. The boy finds a girl, after spending some time with her on a sunday they later went to her bedroom and had sex. He fell in love with her. They said goodbye and she felt regret for what she did. She was a victim of depression and felt it didnt feel right but didnt want to hurt him. She had a mental break down and couldnt stand it anymore. She commited suicide or died in some way (please dont not promoting it just how this song plays out in my mind) and he had no idea. Later he tried to go back and knocked on the door but she didnt answer. He asked the neighbors but they didnt know how to tell him. Days pass and he resorted to drinking his problems away. One day at two am he puts on his shoes and tries one more time. He finally realized what happened and fell to his knees. He cried and didnt know what to do so he went home. I think about songs a lot idk why.
anonymous Jun 28th, 2014 6:52pm report
I think a guy and a girl are in love and are good together but then Sunday they had breakfast and then "she led him up stairs left him dying to get in" you know and they had a good time but then the next morning the guy wakes up and she's not home or she's not there. He gets scared and starts asking the neighbors but they say nothing because they know what happend. The girl obviously commited suicide or had to go in to treatment for some reason and she's saying she's sorry and trying to get him out of her head. The guy goes home and tries to forget about it. (this is just what I think don't judge. ) I think this a very sad song and it really gets to me sometimes.
anonymous Jun 23rd, 2014 6:01pm report
ok i didnt bother to read everyones interpatations but the fee i did they said the girl died. that not true everyone seems to think that but alex himself said its not true. she got on a plabe and left him without so much as a goodbye
anonymous May 29th, 2014 5:26am report
I believe that the man is remembering the day he spent with her. He had a one night stand with her and fell in love. He searches for her, but he can't find her. He gets very nervous. He asks where she is, but they don't know. He is going crazy trying to find her. The neighbors say she moved, and he is depressed. The dark clouds are following him on his journey to find her.
Then comes the girl's part. She asks him to forgive her. She didn't realize her love for him that one night, and when she couldn't contact him she was depressed, she killed herself. Hence "Keeping an eye on the world, from so many thousands of feet off the ground" and "I'm at home in the clouds, towering over your head" meaning she is in Heaven, in the clouds.
"I guess I'll go home now."
He wants to be with her in heaven.
anonymous May 16th, 2013 5:17pm report
i feel like this song is talking about a girl, named sunday. this song makes me feel like she committed suicide because she wasnt happy, and the boy woke up, drunk, probably confused and sad that shes gone. and he was probably in love her her.
lullabylover66 Oct 20th, 2012 10:05pm report
The story goes:
A guy "woke up from dreaming" and went outside "remembering sunday" when he had breakfast with a girl he really liked. The girl was leading him on. "She pulled on his hand with a devilish grin she led him upstairs, left him dying to get in" he was waiting to go into her bedroom wich he had been expecting the whole time they were together. He went home saying to himself that he was going to ask the girl to marry him. The guy wakes up the next day. "Waking the nieghbours unfamiliar faces he pleads though he tries but hes only denied now hes dying to get inside". He is really starting to get restless and he is eager to find this girl. Forgive me, I'm trying to find my calling, i'm calling at night. I don't mean to be a bother but have you seen this girl?". Then he starts to notice something that is going on. "the neighbours said she moved away funny how it rained all day I didn't think much of it then but it's starting to all make sense. oh I can see now that all of these clouds are following me in my desperate endeavor, to find my whoever, whoever she may be" He starts to realize that it isn't happening just by coincidence. "Keeping an eye on the world,
From so many thousands of feet off the ground, I'm over you now I'm at home in the clouds, and towering over your head." She has gone to heaven. She had some kind of a mental breakdown and commited suicide. The guy, finally realizing this, goes home to mourn her death.
It may of been written about a girl who moves away but I don't understand how "at home in the clouds" can be about a plain flying over his head. How can a plain be home?
anonymous Oct 10th, 2012 10:08pm report
I am personally believe the song is about a young couple who are very much in love. She is a bit of tease. The girl then disappears right before the boy has a chance to reveal his feelings for her. He goes on searching for her and he won't stop for anyone until he finds her. I believe Julia is singing about the girl and her terrible mistake is the fact she cheated on him with someone. She must have felt terrible about and she knew how much it would him. She felt so guilty that she went away and committed suicide. She is the "in the clouds" now and watching and protecting him from above. He finally gives up after he wanders around trying to find her for a very long time.
anonymous Dec 16th, 2011 12:43am report
I get from the song that he had a date with an amazing girl who didn't believe in love, and after awhile she didn't want to be with him anymore, so ignored him, and tried to lose contact with him, then when he finally finds her she tells him that shes "over him now" I think that "home in the clouds" is more a way of saying I'm free, and i don't want to be in a relationship, i don't believe in love or marriage, and I'm more comfortable in the clouds without anything holding me down. She just didn't want to be with him like he did..and so feeling rejected he goes home.
but maybe that's just me : )
anonymous May 19th, 2011 5:25am report
When I first listened to the song I thought it was about death/ suicide. I love this song heapsss
anonymous Apr 19th, 2011 4:02pm report
This song is actually about a girl Alex met on the Warped Tour. They hung out together for the entire tour and after a one night fling he decided he loved her. He had a hard time committing to the idea of commitment itself so he held off on asking her to marry him. She knew this was what he wanted and she didn't want to hurt him by telling him no. So she decided that running away was the only logical solution. She moved away to Russia without giving Alex any notice. Then when he went to propose to her, she was gone. He asked around to see if anyone had heard from her or seen her around. They all told him she had moved away, but he didn't believe them. He searched and searched until he finally just gave up on looking for her. He was heartbroken.
anonymous Mar 16th, 2011 3:21pm report
At the begiunning of the song he is depressed because the girl he is in love with is dead. So he starts drinking "Hasn't been sober for day". Then he describes what happened when she killed herself "led him upstairs left him dying to get inside" she locked herself in a room and killed herself and is trying to stop but he can't. He cannot accept the fact that she has killed himself so he is trying to find her, "He pleads though tries he is only denied" he doesn't believe what has happened is true but it is... When Juliet Simms comes in she say "I'm not coming back
I've done something so terrible
I@m terrified to speak the truth you'd expect that from me
I'm mixed up, I'll be blunt
Now the rain is just washing you out of my hair" SO shes not coming back because shes dead, she knows what she did is wrong but she isnt ready for commitment so she doesnt tell him anything about it then she goes on to day "And out of my mind
keeping an eye on the world
So many thousands of feet off the ground
I'm over you now I'm not home in the clouds
Showering over your hair" So shes watching over him 1000's of feet off the ground from heaven but she regrets killing herself because she really loves him. Then when he sing "I'll guess i'll go home now" he is accepting the fact that she is dead and needs to get over him. I have met Alex and asked what it was about and this is what HE told me.
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