“Just Another Day In Paradise”

“Just Another Day In Paradise”

From Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Story Behind the Song

Phil Vassar
“Just Another Day In Paradise”

Written by Phil Vassar and Craig Wiseman
Recorded by Phil Vassar

I wrote this with my buddy Craig Wiseman. It’s a pretty simple song. I was trying to get out of my house one day. Everything was going wrong. As I was having coffee, with the kids screaming in the background, I started thinking about my life.

Craig and I were talking about our kids, our lives and I said what a good life we had, “Just another day in paradise,” which registered with both of us. The song is about the everyday things in real life — how kids change our lives, how difficult it is for couples to get some privacy to sustain their relationships. You have to enjoy the moment and not worry about the little things so much.

I came out of a hectic moment, griping and talking about how busy we are, but when you’re away from the craziness you have to step back and know how lucky you are.

I wouldn’t change a thing in my life. This is as good as it gets.

“Just Another Day In Paradise”

The kids screaming, phone ringing

Dog barking at the mailman bringing

That stack of bills — overdue.

Good morning baby, how are you?

Got a half hour, quick shower

Take a drink of milk but the milk’s gone sour,

My funny face makes you laugh.

Twist the top on and I put it back

There goes the washing machine

Baby, don’t kick it.

I promise I’ll fix it

Long about a million other things.

Well, it’s ok. It’s so nice.

It’s just another day in paradise.

Well, there’s no place that

I’d rather be

Well, it’s two hearts

And one dream.

I wouldn’t trade it for anything

And I ask the Lord every night

For just another day in paradise.

Friday, you’re late

Guess we’ll never make our dinner date.

At the restaurant you start to cry.

Baby, we’ll just improvise.

Well, plan B looks like

Dominoes’ pizza in the candle light

Then we’ll tippy toe to our room

Make a little love that’s overdue.

But somebody had a bad dream

Mama and daddy

Can me and my teddy

Come in to sleep in between?

Yeah, it’s ok. It’s so nice.

It’s just another day in paradise.

Well, there’s no place that

I’d rather be

Well, it’s two hearts

And one dream.

I wouldn’t trade it for anything

And I ask the Lord every night

For just another day in paradise.

Well, it’s ok. It’s so nice.

It’s just another day in paradise.

Well, there’s no place that

I’d rather be

Two hearts

And one dream.

I wouldn’t trade it for anything

And I ask the Lord every night

For just another day in paradise,

For just another day in paradise.

Well, it’s the kids screaming, the phone ringing,

Just another day.

Well, it’s Friday. You’re late.

Oh, yeah, it’s just another day in paradise.

Words and Music by Phil Vassar and Craig Wiseman. © 1997, 1998, 2000 EMI APRIL MUSIC INC., PHIL VASSAR MUSIC, ALMO MUSIC CORP. and UNIVERSAL MUSIC — MGB SONGS. All Rights Reserved. International Copyright Secured. Used by Permission.

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