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Originally titled Ordinary Days, this song first appeared on Vanessa Carlton's self-titled demo tape from 1999.

"Ordinary Day" is a song written and performed by Vanessa Carlton from her album Be Not Nobody. The single peaked at number thirty on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Carlton wrote the song when she was 17. It is the first song that Vanessa has ever written in only one sitting.

When Carlton performs the song live, she uses some of the original lyrics… read more

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Just a day, just an ordinary day
Just tryin' to get by
Just a boy, just an ordinary boy
But he was looking to the sky

Vanessa Carlton - Ordinary Day Lyrics


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  • pretty nice.
  • 2nd favorite song by her.
  • I really like this song. She's awesome. I think my favourite part is near the end where she goes "In the palm of your hand, AH AH, in the palm of your hand, UH HUH". Love that part lol
  • #1
  • wish she had more hits than ordinary day/ a thousand miles, I have her cd from 2011
  • O love the version that instead of "time will not flee" she sings "and you must be". She's so beautiful.
  • Beautiful song
  • <3
  • she's really good
  • She is just one of the best pianist and pop singer-songwriter we'll ever see!! I fell in love with her music since A Thousand Miles!!

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