Have a Nice Day

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About Have a Nice Day

"Have a Nice Day" is a song by American rock band Bon Jovi. Written, composed and produced by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, and John Shanks, "Have a Nice Day" was the first single released from the band's 2005 album of the same name. The overall message of the song can be taken several ways, but reflects an overall theme of both tolerance and defiance, and its title has a discordant effect from its message. Musically, the song features a propulsive blast of power chords, drum beats, and sneering vocals, as well as choruses and hooks similar to Bon Jovi's previous material. It received a positive reception from critics, some of whom praised the song's arrangement and message; both favorable and unfavorable comparisons were made to the band's previous hit "It's My Life". "Have a Nice Day" was released to radio on July 18, 2005 and as a physical and digital single on August 30, 2005. It peaked in the top ten in eleven different countries, appearing on year-end charts in five of them as well. Although it only peaked at number 53 in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100, "Have a Nice Day" peaked at number six on the Adult Pop Songs chart and at number 38 on both the Pop 100 and Mainstream Rock charts; it also peaked at number 6 on the European Hot 100 chart. "Have a Nice Day" has been certified Gold in both the United States and Australia, signifying sales of 500,000 units in the United States and shipments of 35,000 units in Australia. Bon Jovi has performed "Have a Nice Day" live, and included the song on their greatest hits album Greatest Hits, as well as on several of their video albums. The music video for "Have a Nice Day" was designed by ad agency Deutsch as part of a broader ad campaign to promote the album Have a Nice Day, and focuses on what the creative director of Deutsch describes as a 'pissed-off smiley face'. 


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Why, you want to tell me how to live my life? 
Who, are you to tell me if it's black or white? 
Mama, can you hear me? Try to understand. 
Is innocence the difference between a boy and a man. 
My daddy lived the lie, it's just the price that he paid. 
Sacrificed his life, just slavin' away. 

Oh, if there's one thing I hang onto, 
It gets me through the night. 
I ain't gonna do what I don't want to, 
I'm gonna live my life. 
Shining like a diamond, rolling with the dice, 
Standing on the ledge, show the wind how to fly. 
When the world gets in my face, 
I say, Have A Nice Day. 
Have A Nice Day 

Take a look around you, look its what he sees. 
We're living in a broken home of hopes and dreams, 
Let me be the first to shake a helping hand. 
Everybody, pray enough to take a stand, 
I knocked on every door, on every dead end street, 
Looking for forgiveness, 
what's left to believe? 

[Chorus: x2]

Have A Nice Day. 
Have A Nice Day. 
Have A Nice Day. 
Have A Nice Day. 

When The world keeps trying, to drag me down, 
I've gotta raise my hands, gonna stand my ground. 
Well I say, Have A Nice Day. 
Have A Nice Day 
Have A Nice Day

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Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi is an American rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey. Formed in 1983, Bon Jovi consists of lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi (John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.), guitarist Richie Sambora, keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres, and bassist Alec John Such. The band's lineup has remained mostly static during their history, the exceptions being Alec John Such in 1994, and Richie Sambora in 2013. The band is credited with bridging the gap between heavy metal and pop with style and ease. more »

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Written by: John Shanks, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora

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