"On Any Other Day" as written by and Stewart Copeland....
The other ones are complete bullshit

You want something corny?
You got it

There's a house on my street
And it looks real neat
I'm the chap who lives in it
There's a tree on the sidewalk
There's a car by the door
I'll go for a drive in it
And when the wombat comes
He will find me gone
He'll look for a place to sit

My wife has burned the scrambled eggs
The dog just bit my leg
My teenage daughter ran away
My fine young son has turned out gay

Cut off my fingers in the
Door of my car
How could I do it?
My wife is proud to tell me
Of her love affairs
How could she do this to me?

My wife has burned the scrambled eggs
The dog just bit my leg
My teenage daughter ran away
My fine young son has turned out gay
And it would be okay on any other day
And it would be okay on any other day

Throw down the morning papers
And spill my tea
I don't know what's wrong with me
The cups and plates are in a
Conspiracy
I'm covered in misery

My wife has burned the scrambled eggs
The dog just bit my leg
My teenage daughter ran away
My fine young son has turned out gay
And it would be okay on any other day
And it would be okay on any other day
And it would be okay on any other day


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"On Any Other Day" as written by Stewart Copeland

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  • +4
    General CommentI'm surprised no one's mentioned this until now. I've never thought much of this song musically, purposely sung badly and with some odd lines thrown in ("when the wombat comes"...wtf?), but it really comes together for me in the end.

    It would be ok on any other day, but what's so special about this day? A lot of folks have never listened closely enough to hear amongst the final repeated refrain the reason why. Listen to what the children are singing: "Happy birthday, dear daddy, happy birthday, to you."

    Yeah, dude. Sucks to be you.
    aesobon October 01, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe lyrics are hilarious! I love that sarcastic tone included.
    As for the meaning, it's similar to "Synchronicity II"; a man who can't deal with his family problems anymore - only here the situation is described in a less dark and serious way.
    WhiteWolfDiefon June 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWow! I never noticed they said "Happy Birthday Daddy" at the end, the mindblowing part of the story got muddled in the final mix, unfortunately.
    And Stewart Copeland proves to be the real boss having the idea for what it would turn out into Synchronicity II first.
    FeelingShredon March 14, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is admittedly a pretty dorky comic relief number (during the intro Stewart Copeland even says "Wanna hear something *really* corny? here goes!"), but I kinda like it. Going by the singles you'd never really expect a Police song to feature lines like "My teenage daughter ran away, my fine young son has turned out gay", so that aspect of it is pretty fun. The meaning is pretty obvious: You can have what looks like a pretty comfortable suburban life on the surface, but still have to deal with all kinds of frustrating problems.
    destroyalltacoson June 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOkay, let's concentrate on the lesser stuff. As somebody who's deeply convinced of the Police being rock's greatest musical outfit since the 'Golden Age', I find it useless to bitch about whether there is or there isn't any filler on here - some of the tunes might be considered "filler" by the band's standards, just as some of the Beatles' tunes might be considered "filler" by their standards, but they're all good. The only tune which hardly does anything for me is Copeland's 'On Any Other Day'; it's pretty funny, but sounds rather scattered and lacks a distinct hookline as opposed to everything else. Yes, everything else does have distinct hooklines, including the rest of Copeland's stuff. Chris Welch may hate the guy, dismissing ninety percent of his compositions, but how can one really dismiss 'Contact', when that rumbling bassline and deep booming vocals in the verses gotta be the scariest moment on the whole record?
    [George Starostin]
    sillybunnyon September 28, 2006   Link

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