Ian Rubbish and the Bizarros – Lovely Day – chords & lyrics

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

When they smash
Your things
    D                 Dmaj7
And throw them in the bin
          E     A
You gotta say
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.

C            G
Sometimes it seems like
things are falling apart
C      G              A
Just remember it's so lovely

(verse 3)
If your bike
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.


(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