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Bad Day by Daniel Powter

Album: Daniel PowterReleased: 2005Charted:
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  • Where is the moment when we needed the most?
    You kick up the leaves, and the magic is lost
    They tell me your blue sky's faded to gray
    They tell me your passion's gone away
    And I don't need no carrying on

    Stand in the line just to hit a new low
    You're faking a smile with the coffee to go
    You tell me your life's been way off line
    You're falling to pieces every time
    And I don't need no carrying on

    'Cause you had a bad day
    You're taking one down
    You sing a sad song just to turn it around
    You say you don't know
    You tell me don't lie
    You work at a smile, and you go for a ride
    You had a bad day
    The camera don't lie
    You're coming back down, and you really don't mind
    You had a bad day
    You had a bad day

    Well you need a blue sky holiday
    The point is they laugh at what you say
    And I don't need no carrying on

    You had a bad day
    You're taking one down
    You sing a sad song just to turn it around
    You say you don't know
    You tell me don't lie
    You work at a smile, and you go for a ride
    You had a bad day
    The camera don't lie
    You're coming back down and you really don't mind
    You had a bad day

    Sometimes the system goes on the blink, and the whole thing it turns out
    Wrong
    You might not make it back and you know that you could be well, oh, that
    Strong
    And I'm not wrong

    So where is the passion when you need it the most?
    Oh, you and I
    You kick up the leaves and the magic is lost

    'Cause you had a bad day
    You're taking one down
    You sing a sad song just to turn it around
    You say you don't know
    You tell me don't lie
    You work at a smile and you go for a ride
    You had a bad day
    You see what you like
    And how does it feel one more time?
    You had a bad day
    You had a bad day (had a bad day, had a bad day, had a bad day)Writer/s: ASHER PAUL ROTH, OREN YOEL KLEINMAN, DAVID ANTHONY APPLETON
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
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Comments: 28

Good song.Steven - Detoilet, Michigan
He wrote this song about the two years he spent in rehab getting over a cocaine addiction. That's straight from what he's said in numerous interviews.Beau - Phoenix, Az
Amy, I think you might be thinking of another song that gained popularity around the same time as this. ...Namely, James Blunt's "You're Beautiful". That song *was* about him seeing his girlfriend on the subway with another man. ...But both are still awesome songs in my mind either way.
This song might be overplayed some on radio still even after five years, but even so, I still find I haven't grown sick of it at all. It's just a nice mellow feel-good song that if I press play on, it'll put a bounce in my step as I go about my business. :)
Makana - Buford, Ga
Believe it or not this song is actually about hm going to a subway and seeing his girl friend with another guy.... not so happy anymore now is it.... sorry to ruin the happieness but that;s wat he said in a recent interview with the radio station Magic 105.3Amy - San Antonio, Equatorial Guinea
This song really helps me when I have had a bad day. When I did not make a team or everything seemed to go wrong, this helped get over it.John - St. Louis, Mo
I thought this song was in the movie Derailed. After checking it was not listed in the soundtrack. Can anyone tell me what movie played this song?Steve - Uniontown, Pa
Jimmy... Kate... Patrick... You heard it first!! well done!! do you want a medal?Catherine - Glasgow, England
This song used to my favorite two years ago. Now it's oldKami - New York City, Ny
This song's lyrics haven't been thought out properly: "you sing aa sad song just to turn it sround" ... If I'm upset, I can listen to Slayer ("angry" metal as some ignorant bastards call it), Fleetwood Mac (blues rock), Otis Redding (pure blues) or whatever and it'll make me happy - it doesn't have to be sad songs... why do people record songs that generalise?.... OH YEAH TO MAKE MONEY WHEN THEY HAVE NO TALENT!!!Luke - Manchester, England
great vid, great song...would've been better had it been kept a secret =pRichel - Santa Ana, Ca
Absolutely abysmal songLuke - Manchester, England
this song is realking, smothing, and comferting I listen to it every day and it calms me when I'm mad or sadJack - Fox Point, Wi
I love this song.... But now it had leaked into the PowderPuffs at my school. They stole it! WHy does this happen to all the good songs?Annie - Portland, Me
I love this song!! Everytime I hear it I tell myself, you're going though a tough time right now, but it get's better and it's just an overall great song.Sara - Traverse City, Mi
this song is so good exspecailly when you are having a bad day it just tells you to get over it and its gonna be okNicole - Florida, Ny
Nice uplifting song...amazingly I'm still not sick of it despite all the airplay it got. Glad it got popular though, I personally think we needed something a little different on the radio.Allyson - In My Own Little World, Tx
I love this song because it reminds be how my friends and i have fights and that to us is bad days.Laura - Brighton, Mi
""I have memorized the lyrics to this song (without googling it) but the sad part is, every other freaking kid loves it too. And they accuse me of being a sheep. ELLO! I am the one who sang that song before you even knew what it was. And you're calling ME the sheep?
- Presley Kate Phillip, Houston, TX
I got this song form iTunes before it got really popular. Now everyone knows it, but I still like it a lot.
- Adam, Bloomington, IN
I love this song. Unfortunately, thanks to pop radio, every stupid kid at school does too.
- Patrick, Humboldt, IA ""


I AGREE...i got this song off of iTunes as a FREE single of the week.....I love it! 8 months later....every stupid person knows it and jumped on the bandwagon...i knew this song by heart on piano/vocals before anyone else knew who daniel powter was. awesome song, but almost annoying now, cause every stupid kid HAS to know it...
Jimmy - Birmingham, Mi
this song is on american idol!!!!Brittany - Sierra Vista, Az
This song isn't about how everyone has a bad day every once in awhile, it's about someone who's only happy when they're miserable and have something to complain about, and how annoying those people are.Sasha - Winchester, Mn
I first heard this song on my friends Mspace profile and fell in love with it. It's a very well done song and makes me feel goo after my teachers been an a*s holeMicky - Berkeley, Ca
I Love This Song, it makes me break in tears.Patrick - Milwaukee, Wi
It is a great tune, but it is going to get played out.Jonathan - Philadelphia, Pa
Amazing that this talented, truthful indie artist from Canada landed at the top of the US charts and had his song played on American Idol every week. I always thought the song was really great, and reminded me of the 90s for some reason, then everyone liked it, and I thought finally something good is popular. I hop he just doesn't go and sell out like everyone elsse has.Ashley - Moncton, Canada
I have memorized the lyrics to this song (without googling it) but the sad part is, every other freaking kid loves it too. And they accuse me of being a sheep. ELLO! I am the one who sang that song before you even knew what it was. And you're calling ME the sheep?Presley Kate Phillip - Houston, Tx
Fake names, doncha love em?Presley Kate Phillip - Houston, Tx
I got this song form iTunes before it got really popular. Now everyone knows it, but I still like it a lot.Adam - Bloomington, In
I love this song. Unfortunately, thanks to pop radio, every stupid kid at school does too.Patrick - Humboldt, Ia
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