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Monday, August 3, 2015

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