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The Call — Let the Day Begin
Album: The Best of The Call
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Released: 1989
Length: 3:43
Plays (last 30 days): 5
Here's to the babies in a brand new world
Here's to the beauty of the stars
Here's to the travellers on the open road
Here's to the dreamers in the bars

Here's to the teachers in the crowded rooms
Here's to the workers in the fields
Here's to the preachers of the sacred words
Here's to the drivers at the wheel

Here's to you my little loves with blessings from above
Now let the day begin
Here's to you my little loves with blessings from above
Now let the day begin, let the day begin

Here's to the winners of the human race
Here's to the losers in the game
Here's to the soldiers of the bitter war
Here's to the wall that bears their names

Here's to you my little loves with blessings from above
Now let the day begin
Here's to you my little loves with blessings from above
Let the day begin, let the day begin, let the day start

Here's to the doctors and their healing work
Here's to the loved ones in their care
Here's to the strangers on the streets tonight
Here's to the lonely everywhere

Here's to the wisdom from the mouths of babes
Here's to the lions in the cage
Here's to the struggles of the silent war
Here's to the closing of the age.

Here's to you my little loves with blessings from above
Now let the day begin
Here's to you my little loves with blessings from above
Let the day begin

Here's to you my little loves with blessings from above
Let the day begin
Here's to you my little loves with blessings from above
Now let the day begin, let the day begin, let the day start
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No apologies necessary for this fine rocking song! Let the day begin, my loves!
 Stetsonman wrote:

trite meaningless american crap.
keep it up yer arses



there are much better songs on the Call's Reconciled album: Everywhere I go, I Still Believe, Oklahoma...  This was on heavy rotation back in college circa 1988.
Let the Day Begin! Every day, logical.
 iloveradio wrote:

RP = best Streaming sound on the internet



If there are aliens they are listening!
Had to turn it up a bit to realize it wasn't Huey Lewis & The News. But it was 1989, so, close enough.
 Stetsonman wrote:

trite meaningless american crap.
keep it up yer arses



and like all opinions....
 Stetsonman wrote:

trite meaningless american crap.
keep it up yer arses



Trite and meaningless aptly describes your assessment. 
trite meaningless american crap.
keep it up yer arses
Sounds like something Pete Townsend would write.  . 

To me anyway. Well minus the slide guitar.
 Emperors_Spork wrote:

Text book definition of saccharin music. 
Perhaps good for a sporting event or pseudo-religious revival meeting. 

I understand the basic appeal, but it's far too repetitious for my tastes, like the Beatles All You Need is Love or maybe a Gregorian chant.


On the evidence presented your taste is in your ...
I set my morning wake up alarm for this song. Seems appropriate.
Text book definition of saccharin music. 
Perhaps good for a sporting event or pseudo-religious revival meeting. 

I understand the basic appeal, but it's far too repetitious for my tastes, like the Beatles All You Need is Love or maybe a Gregorian chant.
In the sequence I heard, it was Black Rebel Motorcycle Club into The Call.  Robert Levon Been (the son) into Michael Been (the father).  I'm sure that wasn't an accident. 
A lovely part of _The Lost Boys_ soundtrack.
tie your mother down intro?...
 Flying_Donut wrote:

This song is excellent. That's really all you can say about it. 



nah, its shit
This song is excellent. That's really all you can say about it. 
Owned this on cassette tape... 
So of course no longer have it. Saw them live in Sacramento, CA, I was so drunk I don't remember a thing. Sigh. Missed opportunities. (And I'm sober now).
 Edm23Rocha wrote:

First the son, now the father!!! BRMC + The Call!!!!! Brilliant songs!!!!!!!



love them both.  this album by The Call was heavy rotation back in college.  Jaysus that was a long time ago...
Love, love, love it when Bill programs BRMC next to The Call
 Montreal_Mort wrote:

Anyone else notice how much he sounds like Pete Townsend?



heh...at first listen (without checking) Exactly 'who' I thought it was too...
 Montreal_Mort wrote:

Anyone else notice how much he sounds like Pete Townsend?

No. 

 hbs47 wrote:

It's amazing how I got to my age without hearing bands like this. Just how much else have I missed? 



I was lucky in that I first encountered The Call working their MTV New Music Tour show as a stagehand at an on-campus concert hall at the University of Louisville (Red Barn if anyone is curious) (yes, back when MTV played *music* (I know, right?!?)). The show had the distinction as probably the loudest I had ever worked. Their sound guy actually caused a brownout large enough to trigger alarms at the university's physical plant and public safety offices using the Telarc 1812 Overture for tweaking their PA. Good times, those.
Anyone else notice how much he sounds like Pete Townsend?
This guy will drink to anything. These days he might be called an enabler.
Here's to Michael Been. May he rest in peace. Cheers!
Here's to The Call.
Such a great song, the definitive rock anthem. I'd love to have seen this performed live back in the day.
Fantastic segue, Bill and Rebecca
Son and Father
I LOVE RP
Why the heck had I given this a 4? Must have been in a bad mood. Upped to 7.
 ppopp wrote:
Horrible song to have to listen to. Cynical bullshit.
 
I'm really curious as to what this guy thinks "cynical" means... because these lyrics are nearly saccharine.
 tadeuluciano39 wrote:
Quando Jordan, uma experiente telefonista do 190, atende a ligação de uma adolescente sendo sequestrada, descobre que o criminoso é um assassino que a traumatizou. Ela então decide assumir as rédeas do caso. OBRIGADO BRAD ANDERSON
 
Umm, WHAT?  (translated via Google:)

When Jordan, an experienced 190 operator, answers the call of a teenage girl being kidnapped, discovers that the criminal is a murderer who traumatized her. She then decides to take charge of the case. THANK YOU BRAD ANDERSON
This is a great way to start any day!

RIP Michael Been.
Here's to never hearing this piece of crud again
I had a grumpy post about them before because the lyrics seemed like a commercial, but this band does have chops.  When the Walls Fell Down is amazing.  Did anyone before them think of using the start of the major scale as a riff?  I can't think of anybody.   
 Edm23Rocha wrote:
First the son, now the father!!! BRMC + The Call!!!!! Brilliant songs!!!!!!!
 
Sometimes repeat playlists really are wonderful.
Gooooood Morning!
All these years... I thought this was Tom Robinson...
OBRIGADO Jon Bokenkamp · Richard D'John Debney


Quando Jordan, uma experiente telefonista do 190, atende a ligação de uma adolescente sendo sequestrada, descobre que o criminoso é um assassino que a traumatizou. Ela então decide assumir as rédeas do caso. OBRIGADO BRAD ANDERSON
First the son, now the father!!! BRMC + The Call!!!!! Brilliant songs!!!!!!!
 DrLex wrote:
This rocks. It just rocks.
 
Certainly does, and BRMC's version does too
This rocks. It just rocks.
 annieb63 wrote:
Have been socially isolating and this just came on and I danced with abandon around my apartment. Needed that release!  Lyrics seem appropriate for today.  Blessings to RP for keeping us sane. Stay well!  Let the Day Begin!
 
You wrote what I was about to. Here's to everyone for keeping us safe, educated, healthy, and supplied.
 Piranga wrote:
A really great song, and apparently the only one from The Call.
 
Don't forget "The Walls Came Down." Also an excellent tune. 
Here's to Radio Paradise for bring such joy to our ears!
Perfect for this wintry morning in isolation ... nicely uplifting !  
Have been socially isolating and this just came on and I danced with abandon around my apartment. Needed that release!  Lyrics seem appropriate for today.  Blessings to RP for keeping us sane. Stay well!  Let the Day Begin!
A really great song, and apparently the only one from The Call.
Thanks for playing this one, Bill. Healthy dose of optimism as my day starts.
 moocray wrote:

I already liked your comment. But I felt need to also reply. I don't have a reason why, but to quote somebody i heard once say, "I love this song, that's all."
 Ditto

Right On...  can't help but love the sentiment to this song...  so catchy... every time I hear it...   I feel love for God... for another day... and for Blessings from above...  !
BRMC also did a great cover of this. 8 for me.
 Proclivities wrote:


In this song his voice sounds more like Peter Townshend's than it does Daltrey's to me.
 
My ears hear Richard Thompson, like it a lot.
 Triquel67 wrote:
this was ruined for me by the beer commercial
 
All the more reason to get rid of cable. No inundation of crap.
 poetdancer wrote:
Today is August 22, 2019, and Michael Been, the lead singer of the Call and the songwriter of this song, died almost exactly nine years ago today, on August 19, 2010. 
 
 I like to think  he recited this song when he passed.  It would be a fitting epitaph.
 mrtuba9 wrote:

I don't that fact was lost on BillG.

Also, I can imagine Dr. Johnny Fever dancing in his chair in WKRP studio to this!
 

Absolutely!!!
Hey, BillG: The day began about 4 hours ago in Atlanta!  

Doesn't matter; sometimes the day truly begins at 6 pm with happy hour.
 poetdancer wrote:
Today is August 22, 2019, and Michael Been, the lead singer of the Call and the songwriter of this song, died almost exactly nine years ago today, on August 19, 2010. 
 
I don't that fact was lost on BillG.

Also, I can imagine Dr. Johnny Fever dancing in his chair in WKRP studio to this!
this was ruined for me by the beer commercial
Today is August 22, 2019, and Michael Been, the lead singer of the Call and the songwriter of this song, died almost exactly nine years ago today, on August 19, 2010. 
 jmkate wrote:
I love this song. that's all. {#Daisy}
 
I already liked your comment. But I felt need to also reply. I don't have a reason why, but to quote somebody i heard once say, "I love this song, that's all."
What a great song thanks bill
Great way to start the morning!  Thanks, Bill..
 Proclivities wrote:


In this song his voice sounds more like Peter Townshend's than it does Daltrey's to me.
 
Agree.
here is to kill me any corner please
Here's to the cliches of the pop singers/Now let the song please end
Let the day begin little Loves!!!    
 bluejay08003 wrote:
 Art_Carnage wrote:
Never has a song screamed so loudly, "Someone make a beer commercial out of me!"
 So loudly that it took a few decades for said commercial to be made...
 
It must have been that the band said "no" to all requests for those decades, cuz I thought this sounded like the perfect beer ad music probably the first time I heard it.
Turn it up!!!
 Art_Carnage wrote:
Never has a song screamed so loudly, "Someone make a beer commercial out of me!"
 So loudly that it took a few decades for said commercial to be made...
 ppopp wrote:
Horrible song to have to listen to. Cynical bullshit.
 
I wonder if you are bringing in your own "stuff" to that assessment. Personally never heard it that way...
Solid 8 for me. Uplifting. Optimistic. Genuine.
If music has power (And I believe it does...) We could use a little more of this kind  of message...
RP = best Streaming sound on the internet
Ghostbusters!
Bill did it!  BRMC followed by The Call. Thanks Bill.

I like to think Michael was feeling optimistic after becoming a father (though sonny was 11 when this was written).
this is so goood
 jmkate wrote:
I love this song. that's all. {#Daisy}
 
"With blessings from above!"
 Baby_M wrote:
Best Roger Daltrey imitation ever.

(Honest.  I like it.  I really do.  The guy does sound like Daltrey, though.)
 

In this song his voice sounds more like Peter Townshend's than it does Daltrey's to me.
 andy.ormsby955 wrote:
Am I the only one to hear a bit of Abba - Mama Mia in this?
 
Yes, I think you are.
WOW!!! Two of my #10's in a row-"Ride My See-saw" was before this!!!
 CyrusPaul wrote:

Michael Been died running sound for BRMC, at a show in Holland.

 
^H at Pukkelpop Festival, Belgium, on August 19, 2010.
 jmkate wrote:
I love this song. that's all. 
{#Daisy}
 

I love this song. that's all. {#Daisy}
Am I the only one to hear a bit of Abba - Mama Mia in this?
Can't say it enough...

BRMC followed by The Call...

the acron fell from a mighty oak and grew to be a dang good tree itself.
AAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhwwwwwwwwwwwwwww this is beyond beyond STELLAR. 
 oldman wrote:

Yes, Michael Been  the vocalist, is the father of the bass player for BRMC.
 

 
Michael Been died running sound for BRMC, at a show in Holland.
Never get tired of this.
 Thin_Air wrote:
Rarely do covers outshine the original but Simple Minds' has in the case of this already quite likeable song.

 
Wow. I looked this up and that version was painful to hear. His vocals were strained and he looked bored in the video. Ouch. 
Guilty pleasure.
This Buds for you?
 Art_Carnage wrote:
Such a completely over the top rock anthem, that it's practically a parody of itself. Never has a song screamed so loudly, "Someone make a beer commercial out of me!"

 

Yes.


Rarely do covers outshine the original but Simple Minds' has in the case of this already quite likeable song.
To me this song is a celebration. 
"Here's to the closing of an age..." 

R.I.P. to the 80's
 ppopp wrote:
Horrible song to have to listen to. Cynical bullshit.

 

Hmm, your comment really confuses me.  I don't think it is cynical.  It's a blessing that with all the difficulties in life and the goodness that exists that the "little one" have a wonderful day.  I personally like that sentiment.
My Coo Ca Choo for grown ups
 Stingray wrote:

Is one of this 4 guys not the father of one of the BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB members...?

MUSIC IS ABSOILUTELY TERRIBLE, if you ask me!
Why no melody? 

 
Yes, Michael Been  the vocalist, is the father of the bass player for BRMC.
 
Horrible song to have to listen to. Cynical bullshit.
I always though it would be easier for them to list the people that they're not toasting. Not sure what that lyric would be. something like "screw you you lousy bastard don't bother getting out of bed"
 Rick_V wrote:
Looove this song! Listening to this song before heading out into the cold world is like tonic for the soul.

 
Nice post and a great, positive song.  
 ppopp wrote:
Corny lyrics.

 
The Call's music is about resistance to fascism, understanding,  love and revolution.  If you try giving them another listen with this context in mind, it might not seem corny at all.  
 robertomiller wrote:
What a great song to wake up to, and start-up the editing system…!! 
 

 
Always enjoyed blasting this song first thing in the morning to get going!!  
Corny lyrics.
Here's to radio paradise!
Excellent Album. That's right, I said album. 1985 goodness.

This Bud's for you?
Absolutely brilliant, only sorry I hadn't heard it before.
 loop6719 wrote:
One of my favorite cassettes from the 90's, very underrated band.

 
Is one of this 4 guys not the father of one of the BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB members...?

MUSIC IS ABSOILUTELY TERRIBLE, if you ask me!
Why no melody? 
One of my favorite cassettes from the 90's, very underrated band.
What a great song to wake up to, and start-up the editing system…!! 
 
 BlueBerryKush wrote:
Oh good song.  Good song.  
 

 
I'll third that and raise you one;  a really really good song!!
Oh good song.  Good song.  
 
Looove this song! Listening to this song before heading out into the cold world is like tonic for the soul.
I thought the next song after ths might well be from BRMC.... a father-to-son segue... and so it was. Lose Yourself. Poignant.
E' Festa (Celebration) - (Mussida, Pagani)
Premiata Forneria Marconi 1972
 
lyrics alone + hot band....{#Dancingbanana}
Cynaera wrote:
This is the song I want to be roused from sleep with, because it's positive, energetic, and pretty powerful.  I love it. It would probably cause me to leap out of bed. (The next scene would be me crouching in pain because my knees refused to acknowledge the positivity of the song, based on their age and infirmation , and sent me to the floor.)

Still - this is a very invigorating song, and in a few weeks, I'll be able to leap out of bed, do ten push-ups, stride to the kitchen and mix a strawberry/banana/flax-seed smoothie in the blender, toss it back, and tackle the day like a soldier off to war.

Yeah, this song just does that to me. It might be the death of me, but if that happens, at least it wouldn't be the death of me because I was sprawled across the davenport of despair (to quote the late Warren Zevon.)

I frellin' LOVE this song.

 

Yes. 
 Art_Carnage wrote:
Such a completely over the top rock anthem, that it's practically a parody of itself. Never has a song screamed so loudly, "Someone make a beer commercial out of me!"

 

I completely agree.
Never heard this before, Iike it, the singer sounds a lot like Pete Townsend.