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Just Another Day is the second musical number in Next to Normal. It is sung by all of the Goodman family. (Dan, Diana, Gabe, and Natalie)

Lyrics Edit

Diana: They're the perfect loving family, so adoring

And I love them every day of every week

So my son's a little shit my husband's boring

And my daughter though a genius is a freak

Still I help them love each other

Father mother sister brother cheek to cheek

[spoken] Natalie, it's four in the morning, is everything ok?

Natalie: [spoken] Everything's great why wouldn't it be great? It's great!<br>Diana: [spoken] Honey, you need to slow down. Take some time for yourself. I'm going to have sex with your father.
Natalie: [spoken] Great, thanks, I'm so glad I know that.
So, it's times like these I wonder how I take it 
And if other families live the way we do
If they love each other or if they just fake it
And if other daughters feel like I feel too
'Cause some days I think I'm dying
But I'm really only trying to get through
Gabe: For just another day, for another stolen hour
When the world will feel my power and obey
Natalie & Gabe: It's just another day
Gabe: Feeling like I'll live forever
Natalie: Feeling like this feeling never goes away
Natalie & Gabe: For just another day
Dan: When it's up to you to hold your house together
A house you built with patience and with care
But you're grappling with that gray and rainy weather
And you're living on a latte and a
Diana & Dan: prayer
Can you keep the cup from tipping
Can you keep your grip from slipping in despair?
For just another day
Dan: In the hustle and the hurry
You want to wipe you worry clean away
All: For just another day
Diana: I will keep the plates all spinning
Diana & Natalie: With a smile so white and winning all the way
All: 'Cause what doesn't kill me doesn't kill me
So fill me up for just another day
Diana: It only hurts when I'm here
Dan: It only hurts when I try
Gabe: It only hurts when I think
Diana: It only hurts when I breathe
Natalie: It only hurts when I cry
Dan: It only hurts when I work
Gabe: It only hurts when I play
Natalie: It only hurts when I move
All: It only hurts when I say...
It's just another day
Diana: A busy, busy day
Gabe: And the morning sun is stunning
Diana:I will hold it all together
Dan, Gabe & Natalie: And you wished that you were running far away
Diana: I will hide the mess away
All: It's just another day
Diana: I'll survive another day
Gabe: Birds are singing, things are growing
Diana: And I will pray to hold on just this way
Gabe, Natalie & Dan: And you wish that you'd be going
But you stay, you stay
Diana: For my family's sake
Dan: All you know is now or never
Diana: I'll take what I can take
Natalie: And you know that for forever
Diana: I'm only just awake
Every day is just another and another and another
I will hold it all together
We're the perfect loving family
If they say we're not, then fuck 'em
We're the perfect loving family
I will keep the plates all spinning
And the world just keeps on spinning
I think the house is spinning