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Any Old Kind of Day Lyrics

Artist: Harry Chapin
Album: Heads & Tales

Turning on my pillow, thinking kind of strange.
The color is of midnight in this room.
The cars outside are coughing and it's kind of hard to sleep
and there's neon out the window, not the moon.

And it was just an any old kind of day,
The kind that comes and slips away,
The kind that fills up easy my life's time.
The night brought any old kind of dark,
I heard the ticking of my heart.
Then why'm I thinking somethings left behind?

I whistled round today and I skipped off a footloose jig
to the hurdy gurdy music of the street.
I looked past those rooftops and I saw the cloudless sky,
But I keep on asking why my life is passing by,
And I'm left up high and dry,
But it ain't no good to cry,
So I shrug my useless sigh,
And I trust to things that other days will meet.

And it was just an any old kind of day,
The kind that comes and slips away,
The kind that fills up easy my life's time.
The night brought any old kind of dark,
I heard the ticking of my heart.
Then why'm I thinking somethings left behind?

The night has had it's laughing,
when the street lights blind the stars,
So now it's shedding rain to sing it's sorrow,
It's time for me to sleep and to rest these thoughts away,
There's gonna be another day, hey!
when things will go my way,
And there's other things to say,
And there's other songs to play,
And there'll be time enough for thinking come tomorrow.

And it was just an any old kind of day,
The kind that comes and slips away,
The kind that fills up easy my life's time.
The night brought any old kind of dark,
I heard the ticking of my heart.
Then why'm I thinking somethings left behind?

Comments/Interpretations

by Bob on 12/26/2011 3:45pm
Wow! What a mind! What a great lyricist! What a loss!!!!!!!!!!!!
by courtney on 2/17/2012 11:54am
i love harry so much lost of love from courtney happy birthday harry
by Aaron on 12/21/2015 7:39pm
I used to put this song on and lie in bed, looking at the starlight through my bedroom window. It seemed as though it was written for me. I had lost the love of my life, and was heartbroken. What an incredible master Harry was. He put to words so many feelings that I could not vocalize. So many of his songs tear at the heartstrings. Every guitar note is just perfect in its rightful place in his melody. 25 years later, and it brings back all of the emotion, and imagery just the same.








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