"Brighter Day" as written by Andy Sturmer and Roger Manning....
Strike the tent
Unpop the paintbox
And pack the carriages
With the flesh freaks of fear
At the beach we left them shell shocked
Lining up the avenue
In view of next year

High steppin' like a brigade
Down the block,
Don't be shocked
To hear somebody say Wake up, Doomsday!
It's time to join the big parade.
Come and march in time with the band
Playing loud, fighting crowds
To see the matinee (it's tailor made)
Because it's gonna be a brighter day.

For the seeker of thrills
Behind the ferris wheels
There's a man with one foot in the grave
And one foot on a banana peel
He's an actor of sorts
Who sold himself too short
So now he travels door to door
Performing The real Death of a Salesman

Oh my country, tears of thee
How the circus makes the world
Safe for anarchy
In a cage with an uneasy chair
Atop a merry go round
He wears that clown crown.

Can't you see that you can
Come as you are,
As you were
If you prefer you can change
(yes it can be arranged)
When you come and join the big parade.

But you can leave your baggage at home
Don't you pack
Don't look back
Then you can truly say
Goodbye highway
That what then and this is nowadays.

Come on you big shot, enjoy the rain
Take a class in pumping blood into
Those weathered veins
And I bet
You'd still come out as teacher's pet

(I scream, you scream )
Cause when it comes to being watertight
(you'll always be a plumber with a pipe dream)
You wrote that book, you own the copyright.
And clown costume
I saw it hanging in the closet of
Your elbow room.

Ooh come and join the big parade
Ooh it's gonna be a brighter day

If you've had it up to here with what's real
I'm here to tell you that it's no big deal
Because it's not too late
Oh, if you hurry up you can
Come on and join the big charade.
(Line up, shut up, clean up, and shave)
'Cause right behind you in the back of the fray
Is a blade, he's a renegade
Turning bullshit into marmalade
Don't you know there's gonna be
A heavy price to pay
(Line up, shut up, clean up,Don't you know)
For pushing all these clouds away
Oh promised it would be
It's bound to be a brighter day,
It can't help but be a brighter day.


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"Brighter Day" as written by Roger Manning Andy Sturmer

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    General Commentthis is the cleverest most amazing song i have ever been fortunate enough to hear. its just..wow. it sort of evokes this sense of a joyous celebration of black irony. the kind of thing that makes you smirk, and feel extatic and depressed at the same time. i dont even know where to start with deciphering the lyrics, sorry. i just needed to ramble
    saladaon May 03, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionThis is an amazing song, yes. For some reason it reminds me of the Young Liberals summer camp I came home from yesterday. Sex, drugs (only alcohol, though), rock'n roll and politics. We members of this awesome organization are people who, even though we have some really radical opinions and like to party, are relatively intelligent and have a tendency to "come out as teacher's pet". And we do not only go to summer camp because we want to get drunk and get laid, we do it because we want to make the world a better place. And accidently, it rained a lot there, so we wanted a brighter day in at least two meanings of the phrase.

    Well... this comment was really random. :P
    malaukenon August 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe Jellyfish version of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" maybe? The reference to Nirvana's "Come As You Are" rings out.

    Describing the biz and awful venues - get up there and sing and shut up.
    madshellon June 10, 2015   Link

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