Lovely Day

Album: Menagerie (1977)
Charted: 7 30
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  • When I wake up in the morning, love
    And the sunlight hurts my eyes
    And something without warning, love
    Bears heavy on my mind

    Then I look at you
    And the world's alright with me
    Just one look at you
    And I know it's gonna be
    A lovely day
    lovely day, lovely day, lovely day

    When the day that lies ahead of me
    Seems impossible to face
    When someone else instead of me
    Always seems to know the way

    Then I look at you
    And the world's alright with me
    Just one look at you
    And I know it's gonna be
    A lovely day

    When the day that lies ahead of me
    Seems impossible to face
    When someone else instead of me
    Always seems to know the way

    Then I look at you
    And the world's alright with me
    Just one look at you
    And I know it's gonna be
    A lovely day

Comments: 17

  • Anthony from Guadalupe, Az"Lovely Day" is currently being used in a Allstate ad.
  • Joe Flow from San Diego, CaWho sings along with Bill at the end of the chorus? It sounds like the singer from Kool and the Gang.
  • Ms Cynthia from New Jersey Depending on where I'm at in my life when I hear this song, I either think of God or someone who had an amazing impact on my life....my father, my grandmother or my hubby who passed in 2003. Exactly 3 months before my recovery clean date from addiction.
  • Elizabeth from Martha's Vineyard MassI was in the 7th grade- going to my first dance. The first song playing was "Lovely Day" and I instantly fell in love with it - fast forward 40 yrs - searching hard for my sense of self, I fell in love w the song "Ain't no sunshine". I sing it everyday. So just moments ago I googled to learn Bill Withers coincidentally wrote both and recently passed. "To die but not to parish is to be eternally present." RIP Bill your music lives on.
  • Josh from Belington, WvI look for God in music and the message we should hear in life and this song is what I sang my to my son many times as he has grown up. I love him to pieces. I’m hoping when I find my wife, this is the song I sing to her and feel the love and peace of Bill Withers.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 21st 1978, Bill Withers performed "Lovely Day" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    One month earlier on December 4th, 1977 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and on January 29th it peaked at #30 (for 2 weeks) and spent 12 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #6 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    Mr. Withers will celebrate his 76th birthday this coming July 4th (2014).
  • Rip from Los Angeles, CaFirst generation "smooth jazz" guitarist Wilbert Longmire did a really tight instrumental of this song back around 1980.
  • Leigh from Cape Town, South AfricaMaroon 5 do a toned-down, almost acoustic cover version of this song on the soundtrack to the Luke Wilson movie "Hoot".
  • Jasper from Nieuwegein, NetherlandsDear people from songfacts.com, In the first block of informatic text, "ambiance" should be "ambience". BTW I love this song, it's one of my favourite songs ever... :D
  • Lindsay from Ny, NyEverytime i hear this song i think of my father...so playful. This was one of his favorite cd's that he would blast through the house on any given weekend to get me and my sisters out of bed :-) Whenever we would drive together he would hol the last note....and we would compete to see who held it longer.....he would crack his voice and start up again and SWEAR he didn't cheat. Needless to say this is one of my favorite songs, i plan to walk down the aisle to it with the future father of my children. I love you daddy....always. love bookie beau LOL
  • Tim from Murray, UtEverytime I hear this song it makes me think of my wife when we first met. There wasn't a cloud in the sky and she has such a beautiful spirit that makes you just want to lay back in the sun and soak it all in. She is so easy going yet caring and thoughtful at the same time. Just like a sunflower opening up in the morning to the first light of the day all bright, shiny and new. When Challenges seem to weight you down I think of that time and think of her and life doesn't seem so heavy anymore. Thank you for Bill Withers putting the words to a song that I feel captures her spirit! Lovely Day!
  • Gerry from Derry N'ireland, United KingdomYour lovely Mum had FANTASTIC taste Darrin,God bless her. This song just brings back so so many great memories to me as a kid. It's my all time fav song cause no matter how down you feel,it still makes you smile & warms your heart.
    What a great great song:-)
  • Darrin from Savannah, GaMy mother always said that if she ever got married, she would walk down the isle to this song. It's amazing how beautiful and funky (at the same time) this song is. She never got the chance to get married (she passed away 1978) but I'm now a DJ and I use it while playing at weddings. RIP MOM and I'll keep your song alive. Peace to Bill Withers for this gem.
  • Tina from Buckhannon, WvI heard 'Lovely Day' in the film "Roll Bounce" and fell in love with it again. I remembered it from the 70's and the awesome memories that go with it. It's just a great song that feels good.
  • Kent from Raleigh, NcRegarding the long-held note mentioned above:

    Several other songs have longer ones. "Dim All the Lights" by Donna Summer and "All Out of Love" by Air Supply come to mind (thanks to Casey Kasem on AT 40 for mentioning these at some point).
  • Kee Kee from Memphis, TnIn 2000, Kirk Franklin and Nu Nation made a gospel version of "Lovely Day".
  • Ashley from Pgh, PaIn 1999, rap group T.W.D.Y sampled 'Lovely Day' for their song "Players Holiday."
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