Perfect Day

In 1972, Lou Reed wrote and recorded a song called “Perfect Day” for his album Transformer. It was released as the B-side to “Walk on the Wild Side.” I think anyone who’s had a perfect day can relate to its simplicity. I was going through a box of photos, looking for something else, when I came upon a batch from one of my perfect days and stuck them in this video.

The most perfect thing about a perfect day is, even if you never have another one (and sometimes it feels like you won’t), nothing can ever take away the ones you had.

Just a perfect day
Drink sangria in the park
Then later, when it gets dark
We go home

Just a perfect day
Feed animals in the zoo
Then later, a movie too
Then go home

It’s such a perfect day
I’m glad I spent it with you
Such a perfect day
You just keep me hanging on
You keep me hanging on

Just a perfect day
Problems all left alone
Weekenders on our own
It’s such  fun

Just a perfect day
You made me forget myself
I thought I was someone else
Someone good

It’s such a perfect day
I’m glad I spent it with you
Such a perfect day
You just keep me hanging on
You keep me hanging on
You keep me hanging on

                          

Published by mikepowernyc

New album "Observations" available now. A veteran of NYC’s underground music scene, Mike Power played on the stages of such beloved lost venues as CBGB’s and Kenny’s Castaways, as well as stalwart surviving ones like Arlene’s Grocery and the Bitter End as singer/songwriter/bassist with Late Model Humans. In 2020, quarantining from the global pandemic he worked remotely with other artists to record a collection of new music called Observations, that infuses his punk roots with introspective acoustic pieces.

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