The Call — Let the Day Begin
Album: The Best of The Call
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Released: 1989
Length: 3:43
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Here's to the babies in a brand new world
Here's to the beauty of the stars
Here's to the travellers on the open road
Here's to the dreamers in the bars

Here's to the teachers in the crowded rooms
Here's to the workers in the fields
Here's to the preachers of the sacred words
Here's to the drivers at the wheel

Here's to you my little loves with blessings from above
Now let the day begin
Here's to you my little loves with blessings from above
Now let the day begin, let the day begin

Here's to the winners of the human race
Here's to the losers in the game
Here's to the soldiers of the bitter war
Here's to the wall that bears their names

Here's to you my little loves with blessings from above
Now let the day begin
Here's to you my little loves with blessings from above
Let the day begin, let the day begin, let the day start

Here's to the doctors and their healing work
Here's to the loved ones in their care
Here's to the strangers on the streets tonight
Here's to the lonely everywhere

Here's to the wisdom from the mouths of babes
Here's to the lions in the cage
Here's to the struggles of the silent war
Here's to the closing of the age.

Here's to you my little loves with blessings from above
Now let the day begin
Here's to you my little loves with blessings from above
Let the day begin

Here's to you my little loves with blessings from above
Let the day begin
Here's to you my little loves with blessings from above
Now let the day begin, let the day begin, let the day start
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AAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhwwwwwwwwwwwwwww this is beyond beyond STELLAR. 
 oldman wrote:

Yes, Michael Been  the vocalist, is the father of the bass player for BRMC.
 

 
Michael Been died running sound for BRMC, at a show in Holland.
Never get tired of this.
 Thin_Air wrote:
Rarely do covers outshine the original but Simple Minds' has in the case of this already quite likeable song.

 
Wow. I looked this up and that version was painful to hear. His vocals were strained and he looked bored in the video. Ouch. 
Guilty pleasure.
This Buds for you?
 Art_Carnage wrote:
Such a completely over the top rock anthem, that it's practically a parody of itself. Never has a song screamed so loudly, "Someone make a beer commercial out of me!"

 

Yes.


Rarely do covers outshine the original but Simple Minds' has in the case of this already quite likeable song.
To me this song is a celebration. 
"Here's to the closing of an age..." 

R.I.P. to the 80's
 ppopp wrote:
Horrible song to have to listen to. Cynical bullshit.

 

Hmm, your comment really confuses me.  I don't think it is cynical.  It's a blessing that with all the difficulties in life and the goodness that exists that the "little one" have a wonderful day.  I personally like that sentiment.
My Coo Ca Choo for grown ups
 Stingray wrote:

Is one of this 4 guys not the father of one of the BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB members...?

MUSIC IS ABSOILUTELY TERRIBLE, if you ask me!
Why no melody? 

 
Yes, Michael Been  the vocalist, is the father of the bass player for BRMC.
 
Horrible song to have to listen to. Cynical bullshit.
I always though it would be easier for them to list the people that they're not toasting. Not sure what that lyric would be. something like "screw you you lousy bastard don't bother getting out of bed"
 Rick_V wrote:
Looove this song! Listening to this song before heading out into the cold world is like tonic for the soul.

 
Nice post and a great, positive song.  
 ppopp wrote:
Corny lyrics.

 
The Call's music is about resistance to fascism, understanding,  love and revolution.  If you try giving them another listen with this context in mind, it might not seem corny at all.  
 robertomiller wrote:
What a great song to wake up to, and start-up the editing system…!! 
 

 
Always enjoyed blasting this song first thing in the morning to get going!!  
Corny lyrics.
Here's to radio paradise!