Country star Phil Vassar takes us behind the scenes with his hit song ‘Just Another Day in Paradise.’ Armed with a home video camera, Phil lets us into his life at home with his wife, kids, and dog.
Phil Vassar has charted nineteen singles on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs, including two number 1’s, one of which was ‘Just Another Day in Paradise.’ In 1999, he was voted Country Songwriter of the Year.
‘Just Another Day in Paradise’ features lyrics that revolve around typical troubles in life. Through the first couple of verses, Phil’s washing machine breaks, his wife accidentally drinks sour milk, and the toast gets burnt.
Meanwhile, Phil plays piano on the beach and sings the lyrics, ‘Well, it’s two hearts and one dream. I wouldn’t trade it for anything, and I ask the Lord every night for just another day in paradise.’
Verse 2 involves Phil and his wife missing a dinner reservation and deciding to make the best of it. They order ‘Domino’s’ pizza and try to get romantic, only to be interrupted by their daughters, who had a bad dream.
The couple decides to tuck them into bed with the family dog. Phil records the moments on home video, and we get a glimpse into his idea of paradise. It is a touching song that reminds us to value our time with our loved ones, no matter the situation.
At the close of the performance, Phil’s family joins him on the beach, and they walk off in the sunset. The final image is the film set of the house set up on the beach, signifying his home and family are truly paradise!