On Any Other Day

Album: Reggatta de Blanc (1979)
  • The other ones are complete bullshit

    You want something corny?
    You got it

    There's a house on my street
    And it looks real neat
    I'm the chap who lives in it
    There's a tree on the sidewalk
    There's a car by the door
    I'll go for a drive in it
    And when the wombat comes
    He will find me gone
    He'll look for a place to sit

    My wife has burned the scrambled eggs
    The dog just bit my leg
    My teenage daughter ran away
    My fine young son has turned out gay

    Cut off my fingers in the
    Door of my car
    How could I do it?
    My wife is proud to tell me
    Of her love affairs
    How could she do this to me?

    My wife has burned the scrambled eggs
    The dog just bit my leg
    My teenage daughter ran away
    My fine young son has turned out gay
    And it would be okay on any other day
    And it would be okay on any other day

    Throw down the morning papers
    And spill my tea
    I don't know what's wrong with me
    The cups and plates are in a
    Conspiracy
    I'm covered in misery

    My wife has burned the scrambled eggs
    The dog just bit my leg
    My teenage daughter ran away
    My fine young son has turned out gay
    And it would be okay on any other day
    And it would be okay on any other day
    And it would be okay on any other day Writer/s: Stewart Copeland
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • David from Reading, EnglandThis is one of Copeland's humourous songs, telling us about all the things that have gone wrong, and how he'd be able to deal with them on any other day - as today is his birthday! (Listen to the outro, where we hear the "chipmunks" singing "Happy Birthday, Dear Daddy, Happy Birthday, To You")
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