Perfect Time Of Day

Album: Stop All the World Now (2003)

Songfacts®:

  • A track from his major-label debut Stop All the World Now, Howie Day wrote this song with Kevin Griffin, who also co-wrote his big hit "Collide." In his Songfacts interview, Griffin talked about "Perfect Time Of Day."

    "The chorus of that song and the feel was written in Gulf Shores, Alabama on this beautiful spring day," he said. "I was with my family and a bunch of family friends, and we were all out at the beach. Everybody was still out in the water playing, and I was up on the deck playing the guitar and playing that A minor, G, and F chord progression.

    I think it's about those auspicious moments in your life. The real meaning behind it is that any moment is the perfect time of day, and any moment could be the last day, the last moment of your life. It's really a call to arms to go out and do whatever it is you endeavor to do."

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