1 A has a repertoire full of songs about happiness and optimism, and trying Perfect Day seemed fitting. We faced a couple of problems: first, they don't like deep male voices, they prefer lighter tones. That's why we sang Kristy McColl's version and not Lou Reed's (the choral, BBC version is too hard to imitate). Second, I didn't like to hear them sing "drink sangria in the park". But they argued that a substitution, like for example "eat icecream in the park", was a betrayal to the original song, didn't sound right, and confused them when they were using the original song as background music. So, "drink sangria in the park" it is.

We also had a vote to omit the final "you're going to reap just what you sow".

We are going to use the song as a starting point for a composition about a nice day in the life of the students.



Just a perfect day
drink Sangria in the park
And then later
when it gets dark, we go home

Just a perfect day
feed animals in the zoo
Then later
a movie, too, and then home

Oh, it's such a perfect day
I'm glad I spend it with you
Oh, such a perfect day
You just keep me hanging on
You just 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

Oh, it's such a perfect day
I'm glad I spent it with you
Oh, such a perfect day
You just keep me hanging on
You just keep me hanging on

You're going to reap just what you sow
You're going to reap just what you sow
You're going to reap just what you sow
You're going to reap just what you sow