Just Another Day Lyrics. From Musical "Next To Normal"

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Just Another Day Lyrics


by Alice Ripley. From Next To Normal.


DIANA
They're the perfect loving family, so adoring
And I love them every day of every week
So my son's a little shit, my husband's boring
And my daughter, though a genius, is a freak
Still I help them love each other
Father mother sister brother
Cheek to cheek

(spoken)
DIANA
Natalie, it's 4 in the morning, is everything ok?

NATALIE
Everything's great, why wouldn't it be great? It's great!

DIANA
Honey you need to slow down. Take some time for yourself.
I'm going to have sex with your father.

NATALIE
Great, thanks, I'm so glad I know that.

(sung)
NATALIE
So it's times like these I wonder how I take it,
And if other families live the way we do.
If they love each other or if they just fake it,
And if other daughters feel like I feel too.
Cause some days I think I'm dying,
But I'm really only trying to get through

GABE
For just another day, for another stolen hour
When the world will feel my power and obey

BOTH
It's just another day

GABE
Feeling like I'll live forever

NATALIE
Feeling like this feeling never goes away

BOTH
For just another day.

DAN
When it's up to you to hold your house together
A house you built with patience and with care
But you're grappling with that gray and rainy weather
And you're living on a latte and a prayer

DIANA
Prayer

BOTH
Can you keep the cup from tipping
Can you keep your grip from slipping in despair,
For just another day

DAN and GABE
In the hustle and the hurry

DAN
You want to wipe you worry clean away

ALL
For just another day.

DIANA
I will keep the plates all spinning

DIANA and NATALIE
With a smile so white and winning all the way

ALL
Cause what doesn't kill me doesn't kill me
So fill me up for just another day.

DIANA
It only hurts when I breathe.

DAN
It only hurts when I try.

GABE
It only hurts when I think.

NATALIE
It only hurts when I cry.

DAN
It only hurts when I work.

GABE
It only hurts when I play.

NATALIE
It only hurts when I move.

ALL
It only hurts when I say,
It's just another day

(overlapping)
DIANA
A dizzy, dizzy day

GABE
When the morning sun is showing

DIANA
I will hold it all together

ALL
And you wish that you were running far away

DIANA
I will hide the nest away

ALL
It's just another day

DIANA
I will survive another day

GABE
Birds are singing, figs are falling

DIANA
And I will pray to hold on just this day

ALL
And you wish you would be gone
But you'll stay
You'll stay

DIANA
For my family's sake

ALL
For you know it's now or never

DIANA
I'll reap what I can take

ALL
And you know they're gone forever

DAN
Stay

DIANA
I'm only just awake
Every day is just another and another and another
I will hold it all together
We're the perfect loving family
If they say we're not then fuck 'em
The perfect loving family
I will keep the plates all spinning
And the world just keeps on spinning

(spoken)
DIANA
I think the house is spinning.

[Thanks to Sammi for corrections]




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