Best Day of My Life appeared as the third track on the American Authors debut studio album, Oh, What a Life....
I had a dream so big and loud
I jumped so high I touched the clouds
Wo-o-o-o-o-oh, wo-o-o-o-o-oh
I stretched my hands out to the sky
We danced with monsters through the night
Wo-o-o-o-o-oh, wo-o-o-o-o-oh

I'm never gonna look back
Woah, never gonna give it up
No, please don't wake me now

This is gonna be the best day of my life
My li-i-i-i-i-ife
This is gonna be the best day of my life
My li-i-i-i-i-ife

I howled at the moon with friends
And then the sun came crashing in
Wo-o-o-o-o-oh, wo-o-o-o-o-oh
But all the possibilities
No limits just epiphanies
Wo-o-o-o-o-oh, wo-o-o-o-o-oh

I'm never gonna look back
Woah, never gonna give it up
No, just don't wake me now

This is gonna be the best day of my life
My li-i-i-i-i-ife
This is gonna be the best day of my life
My li-i-i-i-i-ife

I hear it calling outside my window
I feel it in my soul (soul)
The stars were burning so bright
The sun was out 'til midnight
I say we lose control (control)

This is gonna be the best day of my life
My li-i-i-i-i-ife
This is gonna be the best day of my life
My li-i-i-i-i-ife
This is gonna be, this is gonna be, this is gonna be
The best day of my life
Everything is looking up, everybody up now
This is gonna be the best day of my life
My li-i-i-i-i-ife


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"Best Day of My Life" as written by Zachary Barnett Aaron Accetta

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs

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    My InterpretationI think it's pretty straightforward. It's about having one of those amazing dreams that you never want to wake up from. You get to do impossible, super fun things with people you love being around and everyone has a great time. And when you finally do wake up from the dream, you're in such a great mood that you have an awesome day no matter what. You might even choose to spend it with those same friends enjoying some of the activities from your dream. :)
    prog20on December 05, 2013   Link
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    Song MeaningThey were on The Love Line radio shoe and said their inspiration for this song came from my favorite book as a child. "Where The Wild Things Are"
    cstmarieon March 15, 2014   Link
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    General CommentEvery time I wins poker tournament I play this song. It's my winners anthem.
    uglytunaon February 18, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationThis doesn't line up with the artist's stated meaning of the song, but this is my interpretation of the song and music.

    I take it as a conversation / narration of soldiers marching overnight to an important battle. They have to believe that they will be victorious and are singing and telling stories to cheer each other up. (Everything is looking up, everybody up now). They are keeping the mood light (Howling at the moon with friends, jumping so high to touch the clouds) and already looking forward to how life will be once the battle is over (possibilities / no limits just epiphanies).

    However, they still must deal with the reality of their situation. (I hear it calling, I feel it in my soul). They have a duty to themselves, to each other, and to their nation to do their best and feel that calling to service. By cheering themselves up, encouraging each other, and by "losing control" they are preparing to go unhindered and ready to do whatever it takes to succeed.

    They are 100% dedicated and have no second thoughts (Never gonna look back, never gonna give it up, don't wake me now.)

    This all didn't click to me until I noticed the military style drums in a few sections of the song, along with the "two, three, four" that is counted off in the background right after the first section.
    sleepytime35on September 16, 2015   Link

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