There's a Brand New Day on the Horizon

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Words & Music: Joy Byers
There's a brand new day on the horizon
Everything's gonna be just fine
There's a brand new day on the horizon
And the whole world's gonna be mine

I'm gonna tell old trouble, he'd better be moving on
Happiness is going to take his place around here from now on
The old dark clouds are gonna roll away
The sun is gonna shine
And the whole world's gonna be mine

I'm gonna tell old heartaches, pack his bags and go
I've decided that I don't want him hanging around no more
Don't you know I said everything's gonna be just fine
'Cause the whole world's gonna be mine

I'm gonna chase away old problems till they're out of sight
And I guarantee you honey they won't be coming back
Well don't you know I said everything's gonna be all right
'Cause the whole world's gonna be mine

I know my luck's gonna change, just you wait and see
Startin' tomorrow only good things in life are going to come to me
There's a brand new day on the horizon
And the whole world's gonna be mine
And the whole world's gonna be mine
Recorded: 1964/03/03, first released on Roustabout

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bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 14, 2014report abuse
At the time, who cared about technicality, recording process, mixing or whatever. Either the songs came off or they didn't! Most of Elvis' pre '66 soundtracks contained songs like this one. Happy go lucky and for the most part creating a positive athmosphere, fitting a scene or not. This song is just carrying across a happy mood and a joyfull, rythmic melody!
Like it or not! I've always liked it and as such that memory comes back every time I hear this song. I don't understand why people spend so much time analyzing Elvis' soundtrack recordings. They were songs to fit a scene or a storyline. No more, no less. We all know Elvis did the best of them in the period mentioned. Not so well after, but well enough to fullfill the movie contracts and it's soundtracks reasonable well. Even some outstanding tracks in between!

Elvis' movie soundtrack albums, to me, are just as important to his legacy, as his entire output from A to Z. I am happy to have been there through the vinyl decade. As the albums came along, we were just happy to have a new Elvis record in our hands. Hopefully they were filled with good songs and melodies and good Elvis voice to follow. And for the most part that's what happened. Those were the days and they were different. They should be treated within the timeframe they happened.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on May 22, 2013report abuse
I wish Elvis had listened more often to this song when he was so depressed, because it's a happy, uplifting tune.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 25, 2013report abuse
Sung with plenty of gusto and moves along at a pace keeping the listeners attention. Just wish the song had a bit more echo and Elvis was further away from the mike. Regardless of that fact, it is still worth 4 stars.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 26, 2012report abuse
This is such a spectacular and inspiring song and it should be way better known than it actually is. This is my favorite Elvis song and it's very unfortunate that this song wasn't a hit for Elvis.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2012report abuse
Uplifting tune but whoevers family wrote The Battle Hymn of the Republic should have gotten royalties!
freedom101 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2012report abuse
Love the song but it sounds like the "Battle Hymn of the Republic".
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2012report abuse
An album, film and song which managed to get a 5/10 on my Elvis crapometre
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2012report abuse
Great ending movie song (scene) in the film, leaves one singing and smiling, as the credits roll. This is one of the highlights of the "Roustabout" soundtrack. "There's a Brand New Day on the Horizon" is such a positive song, with great energy.. and it will take you from a frown to a smile, in seconds ! Of note: most of the Elvis movie soundtracks, had some "golden song nuggets", mixed in with some average movie material. I wish RCA would take some of the stronger movie songs, and overdub and remix and put these songs out, on new CD collections. Look, at how well, the movie songs, "A Little Less conversation" and "Rubberneckin" did as new Remixes !
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2012report abuse
A little cheesy but boy this grows on you!
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2012report abuse
I like it. Didnt care much for this soundtrack, (or most soundtracks) but this song is so upbeat it kind of grows on you and the message is positive. Also has a nice backing track with the sax which adds a little meat to the whole production.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2012report abuse
Life has its own flows and sometimes we get caught up in a negative one. This song points out that there will be a new chance and a new opportunity. Back in those days things were more and more looked upon with a gloomy view. The time of protest songs was dawning. Elvis at least exploded in a positive approach, with his unparallelled quality voice and charisma. I remember I liked this song when I watched the movie in the theatre and I still do, maybe even more. For me it doesn't have to be all top notch, nobody ever managed that! This song is one of those lovely in-betweens of all those great songs from Jailhouse Rock to Burning Love.
KingKreole (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 24, 2010report abuse
There are a LOT of Elvis songs that I really love but have a hard time explaining exactly why, especially some of the movie songs that I know are not "classics". And I am sure it has a lot to do with the fact that I heard almost all the movie soundtracks when I was between the ages of 9 and 13. This must have been a time period for me where my brain was still soft enough to love a song like "Brand New Day On The Horizon" or "Hard Knocks", yet not so ill-formed as to not recognize "Carny Town" or "Ito Eats" as crap. But I am 41 years old now and this song cheers me up, as does "Follow That Dream" and "Beyond The Bend". Of the tons of awful movie songs out there--some with no real emotion behind them--Elvis always managed to convey optimism extremely convincingly and makes any song with that as the theme instantly legitimate and pretty awesome!
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 5, 2010report abuse
Upbeat finale for the movie "Roustabout". A nice message in written into the song and it stays on your mind long after you have watched the movie. The first time I ever watched this movie, I hummed the melody for days. In the same vein as "Happy Ending" from IHATWF and "Didja Ever" from G.I. Blues, but a notch below them.