Bill Withers: Have A Lovely Day!

Lovely Daaaaaaaay...dalam nada panjang yang asik! Yup, Lovely Day, lagu jadulnya Bill Withers yang masih asik. 


Sebelum muncul di album Menagerie (1978), Lovely Day sempat dirilis sebagai single di akhir 1977. Lagu yang ditulis oleh Withers bersama Skip Scarborough ini sempat bertengger cukup lama di deretan Billboard R&B chart dan Billboard Hot 100 chart di Amerika pada awal 1978.

Bill Withers, penulis lagu Amerika Serikat keturunan Afrika yang lahir di Slab Fork, Virginia Barat, pada 4 Juli 1938. Selain Lovely Day, hits-nya yang lain adalah Ain't No Sunshine, Use Me, Lean on Me, Grandma's Hands, dan tentu saja Just the Two of Us. Sejak berkarya pada akhir 60-an Withers telah menelurkan tak kurang dari 14 album, melahirkan sejumlah hits, dan berhasil meraih 3 Grammy Award.

Lovely Day

When I wake up in the morning, love
And the sunlight hurts my eyes
And something without warning, love
Bears heavy on my mind

Then I look at you
And the world's alright with me
Just one look at you
And I know it's gonna be
A lovely day
... lovely day, lovely day, lovely day ...

When the day that lies ahead of me
Seems impossible to face
When someone else instead of me
Always seems to know the way

Then I look at you
And the world's alright with me
Just one look at you
And I know it's gonna be
A lovely day.....

When the day that lies ahead of me
Seems impossible to face
When someone else instead of me
Always seems to know the way

Then I look at you
And the world's alright with me
Just one look at you
And I know it's gonna be
A lovely day......

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