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This is about not doing the things you want to do because of the things you have to do.
Story Behind the Song
I'm a stay-at-home mom and I was sitting at my writer's desk, watching all our neighbors go to work. I was thinking that they must not have the time to do the things they want to do. Lee Roy Parnell helped me with a kick-butt slide guitar track.
It Was A Great Day
(Words & Music by Lori Kelley)
When I woke up this morning the sun was in my face.
And on my clock radio, they played ?Amazing Grace.?
I stumbled to the bathroom, then I sprinted for my car.
And I sped down the freeway, just like a shootin? star.
It was a great day for a daydream, but I didn?t have time.
It was a great day for an ice cream, but I did not have the time.
It was a great day for a silly wish, but I didn?t have time.
It was a great day for the perfect kiss, but I did not have the time.
I got to work this morning, there were papers on my desk.
And my office looked a lot like me, that?s to say it was a mess.
I darted for my coffee, and I downed it like a pill.
And I dashed to beat that deadline, with no time to kill.
When I got home this evening, the moon was sinking low.
And I wondered where the day had gone, and what I had to show.
For all the working hours, for time away from home,
When I wake up tomorrow, I'm gonna make that day my own!
Country - General, Country - Rock
Tempo / Feel
Medium Fast (131 - 150)
2000 and later
||Chris Salamone with Lori Kelley
||Lori Kelley ? Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar; Kristie Daniels & Michelle Nielson ? Harmony; Chris Salamone ? Percussion; Kurt Kratch ? Bass; David Kitchen ? Electric Guitar; Lee Roy Parnell ? Slide Guitar