"This Is the Day" as written by and Markus Johnson....
Well you didn't wake up this morning 'cause you didn't go to bed
You were watching the whites of your eyes turn red
The calendar on your wall was ticking the days off
You've been reading some old letters
You smile and think how much you've changed
All the money in the world couldn't buy back those days

[Chorus]
You pull back the curtain
And the sun burns into your eyes
You watch a plane flying
Across a clear blue sky
This is the day, your life will surely change
This is the day, when things fall into place

You could have done anything, if you wanted
And all your friends and family think that you're lucky
But the side of you they'll never see
Is when you're left alone with your memories
That hold your life together, like glue


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"This Is the Day" as written by Markus Johnson

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    Song MeaningThe song describes a sleepless night of self reflection: bloodshot eyes, lack of motivation except think about how terrible you and your existence is, the empty promises you'll never hold yourself to and the wonder of daylight and the sun burning into your eyes. Your hormone levels yo-yo like crazy, your blood sugar hits the floor and you'll eventually pass out, wake up, never change. Been there, done that, and more than once.
    LiamMon March 28, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my absolute favorite songs, like top 3 or 4. I'm always torn about whether it's optimistic and pessimistic, and I think that it's about a false sense of optimism, meaning someone resolving and hoping yet again to break out of a rut, but knowing deep down that he won't make it. His memories are the only thing keeping his life together. He's wasting the days away in the dark and alone, thinking about what might have been. That's my doom-and-gloom take on it.
    resonatoron May 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSee, I always thought of this song as a sad one. I love it, but I feel like it is more about missed oppertunities and failing to live up to your potential. Telling yourself "This is the day things will change", but they never do because you have to go out and make it change, not wait for it. At least that is always how I thought of this song.
    dmalleton June 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is one about opportuinities lost. The segment sampled in the TV ad is a cheery one. I used to think it was an uplifting song until I heard the entire thing. It's sad, because it makes you think about what could've been, but never ended up happening.
    ApplesInMonoon June 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite song of all time.
    In fact, I registered on the site so I could comment on it.
    I too picture this is about a seemingly successful man, pining for the days of his youth, and the things money can't buy. Which I always interpreted as love. And not neccessarily as in sexual love, but simply the love of family and friends.
    And yet, he begins the day with the positive affirmation that This is the Day. He's going to do something about making the change in his life to get those relationships back.

    And if anyone can name another song featuring the piano accordian, I will be very impressed.
    Meroon October 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti heard this song in empire records. i love how everyone dances to it at the end its like pretty much the last times they're all gonna be together. when i listen to it i hurt. it makes me think of times i had i want to relive again. its a sad but optimistic song. nostalgic.
    artoseybycyon March 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI really like this song. it's so much like how my life is at the moment.
    lorienmareneon December 03, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General CommentExcellent song! It shows how surprising life is!
    Molon April 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe The is my favorite song, and This is the day is my favorite song by them. Its very frankly optomistic.
    the girl in greenon July 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is in a Dockers commercial.
    planetearthon June 19, 2005   Link

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