"It's A Great Day To Be Alive" as written by and Darrell Scott....
I got rice cooking in the microwave
I got a three day beard I don't plan to shave
It's a goofy thing but I just gotta say, hey,
I'm doing alright

Yeah I think I'll make me some home-made soup
I'm feeling pretty good and that's the truth
It's neither drink nor drug induced, no,
I'm just doing alright

And it's a great day to be alive
I know the sun's still shining
When I close my eyes
There's some hard times in the neighborhood
But why can't every day be just this good

It's been fifteen years since I left home
I said good luck to every seed I'd sown
Gave it my best and then I left it alone
I hope they're doing alright

Now I look in the mirror and what do I see
A lone wolf there staring back at me
Long in the tooth but harmless as can be
Lord I guess he's doin' alright

And it's a great day to be alive
I know the sun's still shining
When I close my eyes
There's some hard times in the neighborhood
But why can't every day be just this good

Sometimes it's lonely, sometimes it's only me
And the shadows that fill this room
Sometimes I'm falling, desperately calling
Howling at the moon, ah-ooh, ah-ooh

Well, I might go get me a new tattoo
Or take my old Harley for three day cruise
Might even grow me a fu man chu

And it's a great day to be alive
I know the sun's still shining
When I close my eyes
There's some hard times in the neighborhood
But why can't every day be just this good

And it's a great day to be alive
I know the sun's still shining
When I close my eyes
There's some hard times in the neighborhood
But why can't every day be just this good, ah-ooh, oh yeah


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"It's a Great Day to Be Alive" as written by Darrell Scott

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    General CommentThis song embodies the "attitude of gratitude" that can instantly help you change your mood from sulking to satisfied.

    This song is about celebrating happy little things: Soup, not having to shave...
    The verse:
    "It's been fifteen years since I left home
    Said good luck to every seed I'd sown
    Gave it my best and then I left it alone
    Oh I hope they're doin' alright
    Now I look in the mirror and what do I see?
    A lone wolf there starin' back at me
    Long in the tooth but harmless as can be
    Lord, I guess he's doin' alright"

    I love this part. It poetically explains he's left his bygones behind him (which we all should). The wolf staring at him in the mirror represents his current troubles. He's not going to worry about his current troubles because they are "harmless".

    Whenever everything seems wrong, bad, or just plain unfair. Be thankful for the things that are good and wonderful in this life. It will instantly make everyday a "Great day to be alive"!
    raiderroadtrip00on November 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was written by a paralyzed man (not travis tritt)..i think thats pretty amazing
    starrynighton April 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGreat Song, it's like a saturday morning when you can do anything you want. You wake up and the sun is just shinning, and it's a beautiful day, you can do anything. I love it.
    loveable432on May 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song just sounds so positive. i can listen to this over and over and it always makes me feel good. points out how things that seem so simple and insignificant can be so great and empowering. really terrific song.
    infixon August 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, it makes me feel good!
    Ragdoll43on August 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is the best. it's very positive. everytime i feel good about something i go around singing this song
    juliegrayon October 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually this song was written by Darrell Scott who is a great songwriter and musician. I encourage everyone to check out his other stuff. Unfortunately, mainstream country music has missed out on this talent in favor of the more "produced" stars.
    speterso74on March 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIndeed a very positive song - but for some reason always makes me cry... not because i view it as a sad song, but because i love life so much, and the whole song is about growing up and moving on... guess deep down i dont wanna grow up...
    joe1982_yorkon April 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always play this out loud early in the morning when I'm feeling down! Always gets the job done, and soon I'm feeling great and grateful for life again.
    The chorus just tells it all; be grateful for the little things, cause they're what makes life good. I know the sun's still shining when I close my eyes - that's all we need to know to get on by! It's just a really nice optimistic song to get your spirits up.
    chris127on April 01, 2012   Link

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