“It’s a Great Day to be Alive”

I got rice cookin’ in the microwave

Got a three day beard, I don’t plan to shave

And it’s a goofy thing, but I just gotta say

Hey, I’m doing alright

Yeah, I think I’ll make me some homemade soup

Feelin’ pretty good and that’s the truth

It’s neither drink nor drug induced

No, I’m just doin’ alright

And it’s a great day to be alive

I know the sun’s still shinin’ when I close my eyes

There’s some hard times in the neigborhood

But why can’t every day be just this good?

It’s been fifteen years since I left home

Said good luck to every seed I’d sown

Give it my best and then I left it alone

Oh…I hope their doin’ alright

Now I look in the mirror and what do I see?

A lone wolf there starin’ back at me

Long in the tooth but harmless as can be

Lord I guess he’s doin’ alright

And it’s a great day to be alive

I know the sun’s still shinin’ when I close my eyes

There’s some hard times in the neigborhood

But why can’t every day be just this good?

Sometimes it’s lonely

Sometimes it’s only me

And the shadows that fill this room

Sometimes I’m fallin’

Desperately callin’

Howlin’ at the moon…

Ahwoo!

Ahwoo!

Well I might go get me a new tattoo

Or take my old Harley for a three day cruise

Might even grow me a Fu Man Chu…

Oh Aww!

And it’s a great day to be alive

I know the sun’s still shinin’ when I close my eyes

There’s some hard times in the neigborhood

But why can’t every day be just this good?

And it’s a great day to be alive

I know the sun’s still shinin’ when I close my eyes

There’s some hard times in the neigborhood

But why can’t every day be just this good?

15 Comments on “It’s a Great Day to be Alive”

  1. Well sans the tats and feeling lonely, it sums up my feelings about most of my days…

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  2. This has been a great Autumn this year with the mild weather. This song reflects how I felt yesterday, a cool day with blue sky and sunshine, when hiking thru the woods with my wife. We had a great day!

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  3. First, It’s a great day to be alive by Travis Tritt, than White Bird, one of my all time favorite songs from the late 60’s by It’s A Beautiful Day. In my garage in our first house someone who had lived there before us had stuck that album jacket on the inside wall and I left it there the whole time we lived there. And I noticed on the side that Tuesday Afternoon by the Moody Blues was listed on it so I listened to it as well, this is my all time favorite Moody Blues song. It’s going to be a great Tuesday and I have the day off as well. My daughter sometimes accuses me of being an old guy because I like these songs and say It’s either gonna be a beautiful day or a Wonderful World, another of my favorite songs by Louis Armstrong.

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  4. The Rascals (1968):

    It’s a beautiful mornin’
    I think I’ll go outside a while,
    An just smile.
    Just take in some clean fresh air, boy
    Ain’t no sense in stayin’ inside
    If the weather’s fine and you got the time.
    It’s your chance to wake up and plan another brand new day.
    Either way,
    It’s a beautiful mornin’

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  5. @Geoff

    Tuesday Afternoon by the Moody Blues is an interesting song. Very different and kind of haunting. I’ve always liked it.

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