"Today has been ok" as written by and Emiliana/carey Torrini....
Friends tell me it's spring
My window show the same
Without you here the seasons pass me by
I know you were not new
That loved like me and you
All the same I miss you
Today has been OK
Today has been OK

The preacher lost his son
He's known by all in town
He found him with another son of God
Feeding on the prayer
Never mind what God said
But love had lost its cause
And I thought today had been OK
Today has been OK
Today has been OK

Wind has burned your skin
The lovely air so thin
The salty water's underneath your feet
No one's gone in vain
Here is where you'll stay
'Cause life has been insane but
Today has been OK
Today has been OK
Today has been OK
Today has been OK


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"Today Has Been OK" as written by Emiliana Torrini Daniel De Mussenden Carey

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  • +1
    General Commentthis song carries so much emotion and strength within the lyrics alone. but it fits so perfectly to the music...and her voice...and the song is really so powerful.
    oh.pinknesson April 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite song off The Fisherman's Woman album.It's such a beautiful and delicate song about facing different hardships and overcoming them by just surviving.Her voice is so lush and the music is so simple and bittersweet.
    Joekubrickon April 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentodd coincidence: emiliana's from iceland, as are sigur ros and siggi and stefan from gus gus. well, these last two, using the pseudonym celebrator, directed a video (vidrar vel til loftarasa) for sigur ros in which we see the story that emiliana refers to in the second verse (the preacher's son in love with another boy - a very touching video). as björk has also said, in iceland pretty much everyone knows each other. funny to see such a cross-referencing, though...
    progoskon May 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGorgeous song. Delicate really is the perfect word to dsecribe it. I heard it on Grey's Anatomy, and the chorus was stuck in my head for days. I finally searched for the song, bought it and listened to it constantly for about a week. So beautiful...
    awkward/innocenton February 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe preacher lost his son
    He's known by all in town
    He found him with another son of God
    Feeding on the prayer
    Nevermind what God said
    But love had lost its cause
    And I thought today had been ok

    Im guessing this is certainly about a preacher catching his son in a homosexual sitiuation, maybe having sex with another guy. She made her point well, I am a gay activist and I´ve been listening to this song for about 6 months and I never got that part because it was so suddle. She didnt make a big deal out of it, as though it was just a small memory passing through her head while writing this song. Lovely song it is!
    smileyon June 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"But love had lost its cause
    And I thought today had been ok"
    i love this song!
    crow_hearton October 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti first heard this song on sugar rush. and if the theory about homosexuality is true, then it's very fitting indeed :P

    i fell in love with it, soon as i heard it. beautiful stuff. :)
    ihaveapenon January 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is such an incredible song. I can't stop playing it.

    + i agree about the homosexuality reference.
    shut up hannah.on August 15, 2007   Link
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    My Interpretationi think she is saying about how her friends keep telling her to feel ok, although she is not able to because of her lost boyfriend.

    'Friends tell me it's spring
    My window show the same'

    her friends tell her everything is fine but she can't feel fine

    'All the same I miss you
    Today has been ok
    Today has been ok'

    the day was the same for her as the others was, she is feeling down, which has already become normal to her

    'Wind has burned your skin
    The lovely air so thin
    The salty water's underneath your feet
    No one's gone in vain
    Here is where you'll stay
    'Cause life has been insane but
    Today has been ok
    Today has been ok
    Today has been ok
    Today has been ok'

    again she is saying about how she feel the same, but it's ok to her.
    cacachanelon February 21, 2010   Link

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