It Was a Great Day

Story Behind The Song

I'm a stay-at-home mom and I was sitting at my writer's desk, watching all our neighbors go to work. I was thinking that they must not have the time to do the things they want to do. Lee Roy Parnell helped me with a kick-butt slide guitar track.

Song Description

This is about not doing the things you want to do because of the things you have to do.

Song Length 3:41 Genre Country - General, Country - Rock
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Affable Subject Life, Frustration
Similar Artists Linda Ronstadt Language English
Era 2000 and later


It Was A Great Day
(Words & Music by Lori Kelley)

When I woke up this morning the sun was in my face.
And on my clock radio, they played ?Amazing Grace.?
I stumbled to the bathroom, then I sprinted for my car.
And I sped down the freeway, just like a shootin? star.

It was a great day for a daydream, but I didn?t have time.
It was a great day for an ice cream, but I did not have the time.
It was a great day for a silly wish, but I didn?t have time.
It was a great day for the perfect kiss, but I did not have the time.

I got to work this morning, there were papers on my desk.
And my office looked a lot like me, that?s to say it was a mess.
I darted for my coffee, and I downed it like a pill.
And I dashed to beat that deadline, with no time to kill.


When I got home this evening, the moon was sinking low.
And I wondered where the day had gone, and what I had to show.
For all the working hours, for time away from home,
When I wake up tomorrow, I'm gonna make that day my own!


Lyrics Lori Kelley Music Lori Kelley
Producer Chris Salamone with Lori Kelley Performance Lori Kelley ? Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar; Kristie Daniels & Michelle Nielson ? Harmony; Chris Salamone ? Percussion; Kurt Kratch ? Bass; David Kitchen ? Electric Guitar; Lee Roy Parnell ? Slide Guitar
This track is on 4 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
Roy Elkins Founder COUNTRY 12/18/2008
convergencemusic Songs from the 6 pack 12/14/2008
David Bruce Davis Songs from the 6 pack 12/9/2008
Unkljer My Top Songs 9/10/2007

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