Kinks, The - Good Day Lyrics




The sky is blue but there are clouds in my head,
With big decisions looming ahead.
The sun is out but the room is so grey,
So much confusion headed my way.
Get positive, try to be gay.

News of the world, tea and biscuits in bed.
The headlines said that Diana is dead.
She couldn't act much but she put on a show.
She always smiled even when she felt low.
I used to fancy her a long time ago.

So today has got to be a good day,
Today is gonna be a good day,
Today is gonna be a good day,
Good day, good day, good day.

Holes in my socks and I can't find my shoes.
It's no surprise that I'm singing the blues.
So many holes in my life still to mend,
And someone just said that the world's gonna end.

So today better be a good day,
Today is gonna be a good day,
Today has got to be a good day,
Good day, good day, good day, good day.

If we blow away the past with a bloody great blast,
Make it fast, make it fast.
So have a good day today because it could be your last,
Make it last, make it last.

Will it light up the sky?
Will it blot out the sun?
Well we've waited this long,
So it better be a good one.
Good day, good day, good day.

Yeah, it's gonna be a good day.
Hey baby, if you come back home it'll be a good day today.
They could drop a small atom bomb on the city today,
But if you walk through that door honey, you know it'll be a good day.

And now survival is my only aim.
I call friends and see if any remain.
Who was that girl who used to be my flame?
I'd call her if I could remember her name.

So today is gonna be a good day,
Today has got to be a good day,
Today is gonna be a good day,
Good day, good day, good day, good day.

Hey Diana, I've really got to learn to take a tip from you,
Put on my makeup and try to make the world take notice of you.
Yeah, it's gonna be good day today.

Good day, gonna be a good day.
[Repeat]





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Kinks, The Good Day Comments
  1. Ponyboy Garfunkel

    This is my favorite song on the album.

  2. Earth Rain Dove2

    Love you guys 💚💚💚💚💚

  3. Ernesto Pretto

    God Save The Kinks!!!

  4. Raymond Bonington

    The only album I haven't got by the kinks , it's on it's way this week 👍

  5. Stephanie Dutton

    this song going through my head today - thank you - love to all Kinks fans

  6. Don Pedro

    Good day is Always after work!

  7. tropicwave1

    Good Day
    The Kinks
    Album: Word Of Mouth

    The sky is blue but there are clouds in my head
    With big decisions looming ahead
    The sun is out but the room is so grey 👽
    So much confusion headed my way
    Get positive, try to be gay

    News of the world, tea and biscuits in bed
    The headlines said that Diana is dead
    She couldn't act much but she put on a show
    She always smiled even when she felt low
    I used to fancy her a long time ago 🤫

    So today has got to be a good day
    Today is gonna be a good day
    Today is gonna be a good day
    Good day, good day, good day

    Holes in my socks and I can't find my shoes
    It's no surprise that I'm singing the blues
    So many holes in my life still to mend
    And someone just said that the world's gonna end

    So today better be a good day
    Today is gonna be a good day
    Today has got to be a good day
    Good day, good day, good day, good day

    If we blow away the past with a bloody great blast
    Make it fast, make it fast
    So have a good day today because it could be your last
    Make it last, make it last

    Will it light up the sky?
    Will it blot out the sun?
    Well we've waited this long
    So it better be a good one
    Good day, good day, good day

    Yeah, it's gonna be a good day
    Hey baby, if you come back home it'll be a good day today
    They could drop a small atom bomb on the city today
    But if you walk through that door honey, you know it'll be a good day

    And now survival is my only aim
    I call friends and see if any remain
    Who was that girl who used to be my flame?
    I'd call her if I could remember her name (so true)

    So today is gonna be a good day
    Today has got to be a good day
    Today is gonna be a good day
    Good day, good day, good day, good day

    Hey Diana, I've really got to learn to take a tip from you
    Put on my makeup and try to make the world take notice of you
    Yeah, it's gonna be good day today

    Good day, gonna be a good day
    (repeat)

    Composer, Lyricist: Sir Raymond Douglas Davies
    ℗ & © 1984 Arista Records, Inc.
    Released: 19 Nov 1984

  8. Living on the Veg

    My dad and I got into a minor car accident while I was listening to this song about ten years ago. It will always remind me of that. Not a bad memory because we we're all just fine.

  9. Don Pedro

    Funny, i hear that track first time. Sounds easy...

  10. P J

    Bought this album driving from NYC to Dallas....loved it. Can't say I ever fancied Diana Dors much though

  11. Diversión con Vinilos

    Reseña del álbum: https://youtu.be/b7qYRHWjd_8

  12. Johnny thunder iowa

    Every song by the Kinks; epic !!

  13. Michael Platter

    4 USer have no Good Day ha ha ha

  14. Michael Platter

    The Kinks are the Kings

  15. Deborah Hearnden

    There are albums that we should always have in our collection this is one of them. Makes each day worth while ..

  16. MrSubernPerson

    I've been listening to this song every morning of my exams for the past 3 years. I'm coming up on my final 2 exams this year and want to thank you for uploading this.

    MrSubernPerson

    Last exam of high school today

    Rp Mx

    did the same many years ago, getting through with the Kinks

  17. bicklesby1

    this is one of Ray's few crap songs anyway so who cares

  18. Paul C Lalchungnunga

    Great band - nice music

  19. Chip Stoecklein

    thank God for the Kinks
    Long will they be at the top

  20. jahnsahn76

    "Who was that girl that used to be my flame? I'd call her if I could remember her name." That line reminds me that things that were SOOOO important to once are now fading memories. The songs mean whatever you want them to mean. Especially The Kinks music. Take whatever helps you get through the tough times and use it. Ray got me through the 90's and early 2000's with his music and social commentary. Sheer genius but I don't have to be super bright to get something out of it on some level. Dig?

    Paul V. Montefusco

    jahnsahn76 That's the beautiful thing about Ray's lyrics (and Dave's). You know they're speaking to everyone...but it feels like they're all yours. In some cases Ray's words written to himself become your travel companion, and his voice almost becomes yours.

  21. xinnermagicx

    Thanks for sharing. I haven't heard it since th 80's.

  22. Murray Melander

    About Diana Dors (1931 - 1984).

    We Live In A Zoo

    @pgrabar  that's what I said. Some people will still argue the toss, even when it's explained to them! Maybe Ray had a crystal ball? ;)

    bill55ted

    @pgrabar this song was written on the evening of Feb. 17, 1984 at a celebrity banquet. Princess Diana was still alive. Yes the following paragraph is about Diana Dors.News of the world,
    Tea and biscuits in bed
    The headlines said that Diana is dead
    She couldn't act much but she put on a show
    She always smiled
    Even when she felt low
    I used to fancy her a long time ago.But the song is not entirely about Diana Dors. After all Diana Dors was dead but Princess Diana was still alive. Princess Diana at the time was followed by the press everywhere she went. That is what the following paragraph is about.Hey Diana, I've really got to learn
    To take a tip from you,
    Put on my makeup and try
    To make the world take notice of you
    Yeah, it's gonna be good day todayThe following paragraphs are about a guy who created a 'you solve it' musical mystery. About a poster he made that has the bomb that dropped on Nagasaki on it. Unlike Princess Diana who was constantly in the press without even trying. This guy who created the musical mystery was being denied press coverage. Why? Because the musical artist's that were asked to be a part of the musical mystery have names like Paul McCartney, The Who, Pink Floyd, and Yoko Ono. To solve the mystery all you have to do is examine the evidence and figure out if the story is fiction or non-fiction.Are you able to figure out if the following lyrics are about the guy who started the musical mystery or Diana Dors? The song ends with one of his favorite instruments steel drums. Holes in my socks
    And I can't find my shoes
    It's no surprise that I'm singing the blues
    So many holes in my life still to mend,
    And someone just said
    That the world?s gonna end

    So today better be a good day,
    Today is gonna be a good day,
    Today has got to be a good day,
    Good day, good day, good day, good day.

    If we blow away the past
    With a bloody great blast,
    Make it fast, make it fast
    So have a good day today
    Because it could be your last,
    Make it last, make it last

    Will it light up the sky?
    Will it blot out the sun?
    Well we've waited this long,
    So it better be a good one
    Good day, good day, good day

    Yeah, it's gonna be a good day
    Hey baby, if you come back home
    It'll be a good day today.
    They could drop a small atom bomb
    On the city today,
    But if you walk through that door, honey,
    You know it'll be a good day

    And now survival is my only aim
    I call friends and see if any remain
    Who was that girl who used to be my flame?
    I'd call her if I could remember her name

    So today is gonna be a good day,
    Today has got to be a good day,
    Today is gonna be a good day,
    Good day, good day, good day, good day

    Charles Klimko

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana_Dors

    Richard Faust

    Just watched "The Long Haul" with Diana and Victor Mature. Great Brit film noir.

    P J

    No it isn't- nothing to do with Princess Diana. Since when was she an actress?