It Happened Today
The Skyliners Lyrics


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I knew someday you'd come my way
It happened, it happened today

I knew somehow that you would smile
It happened, it happened today

[CHORUS]
I told everybody that I'd win your heart
I prayed apart
Today you said you're in love with me
And I'm as happy as I can be

I knew someday you'd come my way
It happened, it happened today

[Repeat CHORUS]

I knew someday that I'd hear you say




You love come what may
And it happened, it happened today

Overall Meaning

The Skyliners’ song “It Happened Today” is about a long-awaited day that finally arrives when the singer finds love. The opening lines of the song suggest that the singer knew that this day would happen, which shows his faith and certainty in finding love; he had been waiting for it for a while, and his patience had paid off. The song continues with the singer expressing his confidence that the person he has been waiting for, the woman of his dreams, would smile at him one day, and that day finally comes. He sings joyfully about finally finding the love of his life and being elated at the thought of spending the rest of his life with her.


The chorus of the song speaks about the singer’s determination to win the woman’s heart, which he proudly proclaims to everyone. His prayers are finally answered, and the woman tells him that she’s in love with him as well. The singer declares that he’s never been happier in his life than he is at that moment.


The song’s narrative ends with the singer expressing that he always knew that the woman would say she loved him. The song’s overarching theme is about hope, patience, never giving up on love, and the joy that comes from finding it at the right time.


Line by Line Meaning

I knew someday you'd come my way
I always believed that someday you would cross my path


It happened, it happened today
And today, my belief came true


I knew somehow that you would smile
I could sense that you would eventually show me your beautiful smile


I told everybody that I'd win your heart
I announced to the world that I would capture your heart


I prayed apart
I prayed alone, seeking strength and guidance to accomplish my goal


Today you said you're in love with me
But today, you revealed your love for me


And I'm as happy as I can be
And now, my joy knows no bounds


I knew someday that I'd hear you say
I had always anticipated hearing you confess your love


You love come what may
Regardless of what may happen, your love remains steadfast


And it happened, it happened today
And finally, today, my expectations were met




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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Mark stuart

I knew someday you'd come my way
It happened, it happened today
I knew somehow that you would smile
It happened, it happened today
I told everybody that I'd win your heart
I prayed apart
Today you said you're in love with me
And I'm as happy as I can be
I knew someday you'd come my way
It happened, it happened today
I told everybody that I'd win your heart
I prayed apart
Today you said you're in love with me
And I'm as happy as I can be
I knew someday that I'd hear you say
You love come what may
And it happened, it happened today

Lyrics to this best song ever from these guys.......... 😀



All comments from YouTube:

jay raft

Jimmy Beaumont, truly one of the great voices of the rock era, showcased on this song for all to hear.

Mary Piacentini

Love The Skyliners!! Good harmony. This music can't be beat.

Michael Lazzeri

RIP, to ALL SKYLINERS who have passed. -----------------great, great, music.

Lawrence Stockert

What a happy and wonderful song - Can't keep from tapping my foot in time - Positive VIBES all over the place !!

Barb Wilt

Wonderful group from the past; awesome music that is eternal. Music that was beautiful and meaningful. Luv the Skyliners.

Lawrence Stockert

Janet - what a lovely woman and such a perfect saprano voice. No one will ever replace her.

Gary Saraceno

Great haunting voice. What an era. Everything just about was cleaner

Jon Beard

Thanks for your hard work pulling all these wonderful "sounds of the day" together for all to enjoy. Best always, Jon

Dr Akbar

The best audio version of this song on YT. Kudos!

Andy Thompson

Very WELL DONE, one of my favorites from my favorite hometown group!

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