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Subject: Ordinary Day - George Papavgeris
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 13 Mar 11 - 08:50 AM

Unlikely though this may seem, this was written almost directly as a reaction to Friday's earthquake & tsunami in Japan. I found the scenes, the events and the circumstances almost too big to comprehend, and so I fell back to counting blessings. But I have been wanting to write chirpier songs anyway, so I worked on the idea, and here it is:

Ordinary Day

and the lyrics:

Ordinary Day
George Papavgeris, March 2011

I cut and tied and stacked all day and left it there to dry
And Father said that he had never seen the bails so high
And after dinner took my arm and said "I know just what you're thinking"

I followed him out of the house, half a step behind
And when we reached the Hare and Hounds he beckoned me inside
"today you worked just like a man, tonight you get to do man's drinking"

It was a day, an ordinary day, a day like any other day
The kind that makes a life worth living.

We set off before sunrise at a slow and steady pace
I wanted to go faster, but you said "it's not a race,
The mountain's going nowhere, mate. It's only you that will get tired"

At last we reached the summit as the sun was getting high
The view from there so beautiful, I thought that I would cry
I looked away to hide my face because my eyes were full of fire.

It was a day, an ordinary day, a day like any other day
The kind that makes a life worth living.

Each time I see the sun come up I cannot help but feel a sense of wonder
For the prospect of another day ahead I think is wonderful enough

We were returning home and as the house came into view
You smiled and said that soon we would be three instead of two,
And I just didn't understand and made a joke about your mother

You said you would be happy to explain the facts of life
And how we would be parents, and not only man and wife
And I just couldn't understand how I could ever love another

It was a day, an ordinary day, a day like any other day
The kind that makes a life worth living.

Each time I wake and see your face I cannot help but feel a sense of wonder
For living through another day with you I think is wonderful enough

We drove all day in the countryside and hardly spoke a word
If somebody was watching us they 'd think it was absurd
We gave each other time and space rather than talk about the weather.

And yet you know I wouldn't change a moment of this day
Our silence doesn't mean that we have nothing left to say
'Cause at the end we smiled and said how nice it was to be together

It was a day, an ordinary day, a day like any other day
The kind that makes a life worth living.


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Subject: RE: Ordinary Day - George Papavgeris
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 13 Mar 11 - 08:53 AM

I see the direct MP3 link is not working for some reason - go to my Facebook link then and listen to it there:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=530422322


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Subject: RE: Ordinary Day - George Papavgeris
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 13 Mar 11 - 09:08 AM

And before someone else spots it in the second line: It should have been "bales", not "bails"! It wouldn't be cricket.


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Subject: RE: Ordinary Day - George Papavgeris
From: Noreen
Date: 13 Mar 11 - 09:39 AM

*sigh* :)


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Subject: RE: Ordinary Day - George Papavgeris
From: Beer
Date: 13 Mar 11 - 09:48 AM

Beautiful George. Love your guitar work as well.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: Ordinary Day - George Papavgeris
From: alanabit
Date: 13 Mar 11 - 10:23 AM

This one is destined to be recorded by many different people - possibly some who you would never expect to do one of your songs. It is a song which has its own life - and they are rare.


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Subject: RE: Ordinary Day - George Papavgeris
From: Brian May
Date: 13 Mar 11 - 11:52 AM

One day, if you keep this up George . . . you'll be able to call yourself a songwriter ;o)

Lovely


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Subject: RE: Ordinary Day - George Papavgeris
From: Bill D
Date: 13 Mar 11 - 11:54 AM

Very moving song....

It works fine if you download it and play it in a music program with the lyrics displayed on this page. (I personally almost need to see lyrics while a new song is playing....brain just doesn't absorb words quickly)


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Subject: RE: Ordinary Day - George Papavgeris
From: Andy Jackson
Date: 13 Mar 11 - 07:28 PM

I had trouble following the meaning until I listened a few more times after studying the words.
I went off on the wrong track to start with as a song about a boy and his Dad. I should have known better, it is of course much deeper. The sheer joy of life and all its experiences, as the couple of two liners underline.

Well done again George for gentle finding your way into our souls.

Andy


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Subject: RE: Ordinary Day - George Papavgeris
From: Charley Noble
Date: 14 Mar 11 - 09:50 AM

Thanks, George, for composing another beautiful song and posting it here.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Ordinary Day - George Papavgeris
From: Bernard
Date: 14 Mar 11 - 01:09 PM

Don't you just hate talented folks...!!

;o)

See you on May 19th at Lymm, G!


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Subject: RE: Ordinary Day - George Papavgeris
From: GUEST,999
Date: 14 Mar 11 - 01:11 PM

Beautiful song, George. It's got legs.


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Subject: RE: Ordinary Day - George Papavgeris
From: sapper82
Date: 14 Mar 11 - 05:21 PM

Not seen you perform for a far too long, George, but good to see you're still as good as ever!


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Subject: RE: Ordinary Day - George Papavgeris
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 14 Mar 11 - 07:30 PM

Thank you George, for singing it at Herga this evening!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Ordinary Day - George Papavgeris
From: GUEST,999
Date: 14 Mar 11 - 07:50 PM

Show off!

Great song, huh?


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Subject: RE: Ordinary Day - George Papavgeris
From: Crowhugger
Date: 14 Mar 11 - 09:51 PM

Lovely song, George, thank you. And to state the obvious: beautiful guitar playing too.


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Subject: RE: Ordinary Day - George Papavgeris
From: Beer
Date: 14 Mar 11 - 10:23 PM

I gave your song another go and by God it starts to grow on you. Now if the song keeps me awake tonight it will be an indication of it being a very good one.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: Ordinary Day - George Papavgeris
From: breezy
Date: 15 Mar 11 - 09:21 AM

I first read it as a narrative but it didnt make make sense but I looked at it as each verse being about a different set of relationships and once George had conformed this and explained the sarcasm about the wife's mother coming to stay I got the drift.

Thanks George


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Subject: RE: Ordinary Day - George Papavgeris
From: GUEST,Alan Whittle
Date: 16 Mar 11 - 09:16 AM

Nice guitar work!


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Subject: RE: Ordinary Day - George Papavgeris
From: My guru always said
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 05:25 AM

Just lovely!

Love the guitar too! George, I swear your guitar is becoming less Greek... I'll get my coat


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Subject: RE: Ordinary Day - George Papavgeris
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 04:21 PM

Nah, just different song style - and using the 6-string rather than the 12.


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