Saturday Night Live ended their 2013 season with a terrific song written by Fred Armisen and performed by Ian Rubbish and the Bizarros, which is Fred Armisen’s punk rock alter ego. This was the last SNL to feature Fred Armisen, Bill Hader (bass) and quite probably Jason Sudeikis (drums). It’s been a great run gentlemen. Thanks for all the laughs.
UPDATE: Download the MP3 single for FREE from the Ian Rubbish website!
Rolling Stone magazine talks about their final performance and the indie rock royalty that joined them on stage.
UPDATE: The video is no longer available on Hulu. Their hard drive must be full again.
Here’s the clip on Hulu, and the lyrics and chords are below. Enjoy!
UPDATE 2014-02: View the handwritten lyrics on the IanRubbish website. The lyrics below differ slightly from the original because it was the best I could make out. Bugger all!
UPDATE 2016-03: Check out the video on the NBC SNL site
Ian Rubbish and the Bizarros "Lovely Day" performed on Saturday Night Live season 38 episode 21 May 18, 2013 (verse 1) D Dmaj7 D Dmaj7 D When they smash Dmaj7 Your things D Dmaj7 And throw them in the bin E A You gotta say D It's a lovely day. (verse 2) When your cup of tea Is filled with the sour milk, see You gotta say It's a lovely day. (bridge) C G Sometimes it seems like D things are falling apart C G A Just remember it's so lovely (verse 3) If your bike collides with where the wasps reside You gotta say It's a lovely day. (verse 4) If life is changing fast The future's just the past You gotta say It's a lovely day. (verse 5 a capella) When your mates are not around And you need them when you're down You gotta hang on It's still a lovely day. (solo) (repeat 5x - last time a capella) It's been alright, I've had a lovely night With you copyright © Fred Armisen copyright © NBCUniversal Media, LLC transcribed by Jim Bergman http://jimbergman.net/ian-rubbish-and-the-bizarros-lovely-day