"What a Day" as written by and Greg Laswell....
What a day to be alive
What a day to realize I'm not dead
What a day to save a dime
What a day to die trying

What a way to say good bye
What a wonderful life now, all a lie
What a way that you survive
What a day to say good night

"Bring on the evening hours," I cry
"Bring on the evidence of my life"
"Bring on the evening hours," I cry
"Bring on the evidence of my life, of my life?

What a day to give a damn
What a day for 'Gone With The Wind'
And what a day to start again
What a day to give up

"Bring on the evening hours," I cry
"Bring on the evidence of my life"
"Bring on the evening hours," I cry
"Bring on the evidence of my life, of my life?

What a day to visit Seattle
What a day for San Francisco
What a day, holy Toledo
What a day to get in the air and go

What a day to give up smoking
What a day to absorb Jim Beam and
What a day to welcome a baby and to begin breathing
To begin breathing

What a day to visit Seattle
What a day for San Francisco
What a day, holy Toledo
What a day to get in the air and go

What a day to give up smoking
What a day to absorb Jim Beam and
What a day to welcome a baby and to begin breathing
To begin breathing


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"What a Day" as written by Greg Laswell

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    General Commentthis is such a great song, it's kind of melancholy but makes you really love life and all it has to offer.

    some lyric corrections:

    "what a wonderful life now all a lie,
    what a way that you survive"
    and
    "what a day to absorb jim bean and"
    pandalson October 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat a wonderful song. So sad, and depressing, but beautiful.
    Technophobiaon April 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhat a song.:P Beautiful. But I feel so torn, I don't know whether to smile or cry, or both. What do you think is happening in the song? I picture him dying or having a near-death experience and sort of floating over and observing everything beautiful he's leaving. ;(

    "Bring on the evening hours," I cry
    "Bring on the evidence of my life"

    Like he's going to be judged in heaven.
    musicalcureon December 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentamazing.
    kennedyAMon October 07, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song isn't really sad at all, it's a confession & a celebration of life! Everyday we make choices but once you have a child your life changes, your priorities change.

    "What a day to say goodbye what a wonderful life now all aligned"

    He's saying it's a good time to say goodbye to his old ways he has a child & all is right with the world. The evidence of his life at this very moment is his child,

    "where to go from here I don't know"

    a child doesn't come with instructions so you hope you can be a good parent. He's overwhelmed with joy...I'm smiling right now because I know how he feels!
    catcandoon October 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFor me, this song is saying that there is always beauty, and there are always difficulties. I see this song as looking past all of that and saying that amongst the good and the bad, it is always a good day to be alive and experiencing this humanity.
    icesk8ngurlon March 31, 2014   Link

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