"Ordinary Day" as written by Tony W. Wood and Ginny Owens....
I've got a smile on my face, and I've got four walls around me
I've got the sun in the sky, all the water surround me
Oh you know, ya I've been down and sometimes I'll lose
I've been battered, but I'll never bruise... it's not so bad

And I say way-hey-hey, it's just an ordinary day
And it's all your state of mind
At the end of the day,
You've just got to say... it's all right.

Gina sings on the corner, what keeps her from dying
Let them say what they want, but she won't stop trying..Oh you know,
She might stumble, they push her 'round
She might fall, but she'll never lie down...it's not so bad

And I say way-hey-hey, it's just an ordinary day
And it's all your state of mind
At the end of the day,
You've just got to say... it's all right.

It's alright, it's alright...it's ALRIGHT.

'Cause in this beautiful life there's always some sorrow
And It's a double-edged knife, but there's always tomorrow..Oh you know,
It's up to you now if you sink or swim,
Just keep the faith and you're ship will come inâ?¦.it's not so bad

And I say way-hey-hey, it's just an ordinary day
And it's all your state of mind
At the end of the day,
You've just got to say...

I say way-hey-hey, it's just an ordinary day
And it's all your state of mind
At the end of the day,
You've just got to say... it's all right, it's all right

I've got a smile on my face, and I've got four walls around me


Lyrics submitted by NtoTheDrk

"Ordinary Day" as written by Hal Ketchum Darrell Scott

Lyrics © CARLIN AMERICA INC , Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThis is such a great song. I wish this band was more popular because they are really desevring of success. This song really means a lot to me. It has help me get through some really tough times. Someone I love very much was murdered about a year ago and the lyrics:
    In this beautiful life there's always some sorrow
    And it's a double-edged knife, but there's always tomorrow
    Oh you know, It's up to you now if you sink or swim,
    Just keep the faith and you're ship will come in it's not so bad

    convey an attitude that I am struggling to maintain....but this song and others like it have really helped me. Music has an incredible healing power and GBS illustrate that.
    jhten4on July 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI couldn't agree with you more - I play it around my friends all the time, hard-rock/metal fans, and they're like "Gah.." but eventually their feet are tapping.
    lilyfroston May 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI agree. I love it because it's so rare nowadays that we hear songs about having a positive attitude and keeping things in scope (though I'm sorry about that murder). We all get sooo worked up every day over so much stuff that's really just pointless in the big scheme of things. We should realize that it's just an ordinary day.
    deathbearon August 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThere are countless songs out there that can pick you up when you're feeling low... not a one of them comes close to this song. "There's always tomorrow... it's just an ordinary day." Today may seem like the worst day ever, but a different perspective will prove that life's not so bad. Tomorrow will be better, and life will go on. It's only sorrowful if you choose to dwell on it. This song is the perfect thing to keep you from doing so.
    JackRon February 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song never fails to pull me out of a funk. It may take two or three plays, sometimes, but it works. Sometimes we all need to be reminded that things may look and feel bad, but it won't last forever.
    Grayhawkon September 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song really makes me feel so well, seems to take most of my worries.

    Cheers!
    bear_hug20on July 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFrom Newfoundland the sun always rises in the east!
    KimHon August 17, 2015   Link
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    General CommentThe "Janie" (not Gina) in this song refers to is Jann Arden and an incident that happened in Vancouver's "Gastown". She was Busking and was beaten-up pretty bad and robbed.

    .
    thecrossboneon June 08, 2016   Link

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