"One Day Like This" as written by Guy Edward John Garvey, Craig Lee Potter, Mark Potter, Peter James Turner and Richard Barry Jupp....
Drinking in the morning sun
Blinking in the morning sun
Shaking off the heavy one
Heavy like a loaded gun

What made me behave that way?
Using words I never say
I can only think it must be love
Oh, anyway, it's looking like a beautiful day

Someone tell me how I feel
It's silly wrong but vivid right
Oh, kiss me like the final meal
Yeah, kiss me like we die tonight

Cause holy cow, I love your eyes
And only now I see the light
Yeah, lying with me half awake
Oh, anyway, it's looking like a beautiful day

When my face is chamois-creased
If you think I'll wink, I did
Laugh politely at repeats
Yeah, kiss me when my lips are thin

Cause holy cow, I love your eyes
And only now I see you like
Yeah, lying with me half awake
Stumbling over what to say
Well, anyway, it's looking like a beautiful day

Throw those curtains wide!
One day like this a year'd see me right
Throw those curtains wide!
One day like this a year'd we'll sing it right


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"One Day Like This" as written by Guy Edward John Garvey Craig Lee Potter

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  • +2
    Song FactIn an interview with Mark Radcliffe, published in Reelin' in the Years: The Soundtrack of a Northern Life, Garvie revealed that he wrote it the day he woke up to a beautiful morning "after being with someone and waking up with them for the first time". In that interview, and also in one he did with Tim De Lisle for The Economist 1843 magazine, he revealed that he had the line "one day like this a year'd see me right" noted in his diary since his teens as something that would make a great song. He made three or four attempts at writing about his feelings about waking up that morning, and included that line from his teenage diary, as he felt this was the moment to use it.

    When they played played it back for the first time, they felt the chorus, with the strings, was close to Hey Jude,; Garvie agreed, and said it was also like Loaded by Primal Scream. They then all felt it was right to do it because they all liked Hey Jude and Loaded. Garvie said he felt it was the "generous" thing to do, to give those associations to the listener.
    SilkTorkon July 05, 2017   Link
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    General CommentUnreal song, sums up the feeling of falling in love, it's like looking at someone for the first time when the penny drops (Cause holy cow, I love your eyes
    And only now I see the light). Totally agree with everyone else, a real feel good factor song.
    wintersfellaon September 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song makes me cry but in a happy sense.

    I met my soulmate a month ago and was listening to Seldom Seen Kid on rotation.

    One Day Like This has become "our song" and I quite often find myself singing it without realising how loud I'm singing.

    Looking forward to taking her to see Elbow on Thursday - last night of the tour at Manchester Apollo, I know for sure that they will be amazing as usual...
    cm1682on October 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAgree with all the stuff above, just been looking at the comments against 'Starlings' an equally enthralling track. There is a similarity in the reference to remaining in love when growing old;

    'Yeah, kiss me when my lips are thin'

    As I approach 50 I can identify with that...
    Pure poetry in song
    Scolopaxon January 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI see this in the concept of love for my children.
    Both my son and daughter are born with this song in the background (CD was alowed in the delivery room :) ) They're 3,5 and 2 now, and still when I here this song, I cry of happiness. I'm soft when it comes to this subject and the violins don't make it easier.
    "I can only think it must be love": I thought I knew what love was, until my children were born.That was a whole new level of love.
    "Cause holy cow, I love your eyes": my daughter has the bluest eyes.
    "Lying with me half awake": at night when they woke up and had to be soothed, I was half awake, so were they.
    "Throw those curtains wide!" Because their life begun, and so did mine.
    timgoossenson June 17, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone know what this song is about yet?.I'm wondering if it relates to an interview I read where Guy said he had purposefully sabotaged a relationship to provide him with new material? "What made me behave that way?Using words I never say................cause holy cow I love your eyes and only now I see the light..."if he did that to me I certainly wouldn't hold it against him!......GORGEOUS SONG!!!!!!!
    baby cakeson March 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwell I think this song is about the feeling that you have when you are falling for someone, like when you are falling in love.
    when you feel all alive and like you could hug the entire world

    "Someone tell me how I feel
    It's silly wrong but vivid right"

    I guess that line shows the best what I mean

    beautiful song anyway
    screenager1388on April 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is a beautiful song. Real feel-good factor.
    jamie_museon April 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThink it's about waking up with someone who you've realised you love. He hadn't realised it before, but this recognition has dawned on him as he woke up with the literal dawn. I agree with screenager as well. Like the love means he's ready for anything, let the day in because whatever challenges it brings, he can overcome them.
    jamie_museon April 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think, in addition to what's been mentioned above, this song is about not expecting or wanting much from life - just a "perfect" day once in a while....
    niteflite01on August 09, 2008   Link

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