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Song: A Great Day

FAWM 2018

Album: FAWM 2018
Track: #25

I've had this chorus kicking around for a few months, and I just decided it needed to be a real song. Originally, it was going to be "Every day's a great day to be // A Mountaineer" since, if it's not obvious, I am a highly loyal West Virginia boy and WVU alum. This song just didn't want to be that, though, I guess, and I'm also not sure I want to compete with John Denver for anthem of a state. :) Anyway, my gut reaction is I'll probably want to tweak these lyrics over time, but today was just the right time to get it out. The final song is pretty much verbatim prose that came out. I think the message and pace are dead on, I just might opt for more poetic/colorful/intentional phrasing down the road (or not, you never know). The line about it being corny is my common "fourth wall" technique and is essentially my summarizing this paragraph in the song.

Lyrics Print

People love to celebrate
Things that go our way
Even when we have no control over it

And our outlook on life
Shifts on the tiniest whim
We can see a bright tomorrow through the darkest of the dim

Saying crazy things like
"It's a great day to be right here"

But every day's a great day to be
Every day's a great day to be
Every day's a great day to be
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When things go a bit more south
There's not much jubilee
Even when we have no control over it

There's no la da da la dee dee
Regretful faces smiling
All we'll find in tomorrow is the darkest of the dim

Saying crazy things like
"I've had better days"

But every day's a great day to be
Every day's a great day to be
Every day's a great day to be
Around here

It's nothing short of miraculous to have any kind of day at all
So anything -- good or bad -- is incredible
It's a little corny to point that out, but it's not obvious
Especially when you disagree with fate

But every day's a great day to be
Every day's a great day to be
Every day's a great day to be
Around here

Every day's a great day to be
Every day's a great day to be
Every day's a great day to be
Around here
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