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It’s an Ordinary Day

(This song is dedicated to the victims of the Virginia Tech shootings of April 16, 2007 – and to comfort those who love them.)


Today’s an ordinary day

Or so it seemed to us

At once a moment frozen in time

We don’t know what went wrong

It’s not an ordinary day, after  all


So many of them full of hope

So many things left unsaid

And now we try to make some sense of this

But no one can

There won’t be ordinary days… again


We’ll carry on

Learn to forgive

If we find peace in our hearts

Then we can live


We know no ordinary day

Will take away our pain

All around we feel their presence here

Their memory still remains

There will be ordinary days… again

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About the author

Angie Foster

Angie Foster is a Portland singer, songwriter and composer. Her first album, “Never Forget,” grew out of the song of the same name that she wrote about the 9/11 attacks. “Can I Wish It for You” on that CD was featured in the independent film “Making Maya.” “The East West Café” is the signature song on her second album, “Hurry Up and Wait.” A blues number on that CD, “Why Do I Love That Man?,” was a finalist in the international 100% Music Songwriting Contest. Another blues song on the album, “Make It Alright,” was featured on a popular blues podcast that airs in the United States and Europe. Email Angie, if you want to buy the CD or go to Contact the author.