Just Another Perfect Day

Just Another Perfect Day

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Just a little ditty...inspired by songs like John Barleycorn Must Die!

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Just Another Perfect Day
https://www.reccentric.com/JohnStaplesMusic-50-90-2018/JohnStaples-JustAnotherPerfectDay.mp3
July 22, 2018

I cut you where you're standing
Your friends and family too
Cleared the path for my children
Crushed you underneath my shoe

It was
Just another
Perfect
Weekend summer
Day

They might have been your babies
But I took them all away
Sunny faces in the skillet
I devoured them today

It was
Just another
Perfect
Weekend summer
Day

I took you to the river
Hooked your body to my line
dropped you in the water
So my family could dine

It was
Just another
Perfect
Weekend summer
Day

I stole your fruits of labor
Consumed them every bite
You stand naked in my garden
As the sun withdraws her light

It was
Just another
Perfect
Weekend summer
Just another
Perfect day

© 2018 John Staples JohnStaplesMusic.com



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sam sorrow's picture

You’re delivery is excellent and your lyric made me laugh and think. Excellent as always

Klaus's picture

Lovely sad song. Your voice is so full of emotion. And guitar picking is excellent. It is a very disturbing fact that humans destroy much of their environment just by living. And that is just surviving. The modern technological and consuming oriented societies do even lots more totally "unnecessary" damage. When will mankind realize that all living things are equal? I don't know. I just don't know...

Lovely delivery. Much more folksy this one. A very nice sunday listen.

billwhite51's picture

i thought we were in for a murder ballad. well, in a sense thats what we got. i love the subtlety of the message here. and you deliver it with such an open heart. the anger and sarcasm is between the lines, there for the listener to unravel. much better than getting preached at. you are doing so great work this year. i think everybody who has been here a while is really maturing in their writing and performing. not that some of us werent already past the point of maturity, but there is always another step on the stepladder, . looking forward to more.

tcelliott's picture

Oh, wow, what a great tune and melody. That lower note on 'da-ay' is perfect. Good lyric from the start. You drew me in and made me want to hear more right from the first line. You just HAVE to put an album out at some point. Yeah, I know... even if it was just a release of demos and work tapes, I would love to hear it.

What a storyteller you are, John! The music, lyrics and delivery are all done remarkably well! If you ever thought of expounding upon this song, a steel guitar might sound nice.

wobbie wobbit's picture

nice one John, echoes your post in the dark music thread in the forums. I was trying to work out if it was one animal or lots of different ones, the sunny faces reminded me of maggots when i was trying to piece it together reading through it after i had listened, and that fits with the dropping it in the water on the hook, but not the devouring! so i think it is probably different examples. it reminded me of when as a kid we would collect worms to go fishing by pouring a bucket of soapy water on the lawn and they would all come up. poor worms! poor fish! a good song to appeal to my inner vegan who tries (but often fails).

Jerry Pettit's picture

Wonderful job! Lovely vocal and guitar-work interpreting a pretty darned dark set of lyrics! VERY interesting!

Acousticmaddie's picture

Very well performed. Great lyrics, great storytelling. "Put your body to my line" is a brilliant sentence. Great energy.

katpiercemusic's picture

I love John Barleycorn. I used to be very confused about that song when I was a kid. Why is it so cheerful when it's about murder. It took a while for me to figure it out. This is a great companion piece to that. I love songs that reference tradition but also take it someplace new, and you did that here.