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Just One Day is the second song of the musical, Freaky Friday with a reprise and also it's 2018 remake which it is sung by Ellie, Katherine, Mike, Torrey and the rest of the company.

Synopsis

This song introduces the hectic life of Ellie and Katherine, along with their family’s day-to-day routine, all while planning a wedding to come in just two days. While she begs her mother to excuse her from the rehearsal dinner to attend a school-wide scavenger hunt, Katherine struggles to get through to her moody and temperamental teenage daughter.

Lyrics

Ellie:
Just one day, that's all I need
Just a day without her nagging
Just one day, I beg, I plead
But the drag just keeps on dragging

While I wish for just one Monday or a Friday to be free
Free to slouch and sulk and mumble and be messy and be me
All I ask is for twelve hours to live my life my way
Just one simple, awesome, crazy, kick--- day

One more day, she's on my back
She's been riding me forever
On my faults, and all I lack
And all I, oh, whatever

'Cause I'm lazy and I'm average and I'm sloppy for a start
And I know she'd like a daughter who was pretty, thin, and smart
And I know she's frickin' perfect, but I'll never be that way
Not for a single, solitary day

Katherine:
Tomorrow is the wedding and tonight is the rehearsal
And there is no room for error, I mean not one flaw
We've got guests in just ten hours
Dress the tables, trim the flowers
I want beauty and perfection
I want total awe

Torrey:
And with Weddings Magazine here for a feature on the scene here
The business is depending on this one success

Katherine:
Now breathe, but thank you, Torrey
And in fact, that is the story
So get moving, move this produce and remove this mess

Just one day is all I want
With my family united
Fears at bay
No fights, no taunts
Just the four of us delighted

I mean, look, I love my kids, I love my work, I love my life
And I love my fiancé and in a day, I'll be his wife
And I'll throw the perfect wedding and I'll throw the bride's bouquet
And we'll have one happy, loving, family day

Ellie: (spoken)
Mother, Fletcher is puppeting me again!

Katherine:
One more day, she'll fight and fuss
When her joy is all I'm after
It's been a long, tough time for us
Now it's time to hear some laughter
'Cause I only want her happy and well, punctual and clean
But she mumbles and she grumbles and at time she's upright mean
She's bright and so insightful, but those traits aren't on display
Well, not lately, often, ever, not today

Ellie: (spoken)
Ok, really fast, tonight is The Hunt. It's an epic scavenger hunt and I really wanna win. There's just one issue...

Ellie: (sung)
Just one day, that's all I seek
And I have been asking nicely
Just one day, it's not a week
It's a night to speak precisely

And the hunt is not a stunt, it's my one shot at fame
To be someone who is something, not just what's-her-name
If I'm in it, I can win it, if she'd only say ok
We'd be off and running, gunning for one fun and perfect day

(Several people are talking to Katherine)

Ellie: (spoken)
Mom. Mom. MOM!

Katherine:
Ellie dear, it's not the time
No, that apron is a crime
And that sea bass isn't fresh, it's three days dead

Ellie:
Mom, I really need to know if I can-
Wait, now where'd she go?
God, I'll never draw her focus from the bread

Katherine:
It's a million little things
From the racing to the rings
But I got this
'Cause I love to work this way

Ellie:
Mom it's just a little game
Just a silly little game
And I wouldn't even play

Mike:
But really who can tell?
It's okay
It's okay

All:
Just one day that's all we get
Til the vows, the hunt, the story
Just one day, sunrise sunset
Then the night in all its glory

Katherine & Ellie:
Just say the word and she'll (we'll) be on our way
We're on our way
In just one day
For one
Stressful!

Ellie:
Perfect!

Katherine:
Busy!

Ellie:
Winning!

Katherine:
Anxious!

Ellie:
Stellar!

Katherine:
High Stakes!

Ellie:
Kick---!

Katherine:
Do or die

All:
Crazy day!

Torrey:
Tomorrow is the wedding
And tonight is the rehearsal
And there's been no sign of Katherine;
She's been gone all day

And I've tried to make decisions
But I haven't got her vision
So I over seared the scallops with the peche gallete

Hannah:
Seriously what's the deal with Ellie?

Gretchen:
She's a total Machiavelli

Hannah:
And never to be trusted

Gretchen:
No, not anymore

Fletcher:
Mommy lies and Ellie's cruel
And they're mean to me at school
And there's nobody who gets me
So we're out the door

All:
Just one day and not one more
Til the wedding celebration
That's the day we waited for;
The masterful creation

Mike: (spoken)
We'll sit down for dinner soon
I'm sure the bride will be down any minute
We gotta rehearse, right?

Helene:'
Now, where's our darling Katherine?

George:
And where the douche has dinner been?

Journalist:
This dinner's a disaster
That's the story here

(Voices overlap incoherently)
Hannah & Gretchen with (Wedding Party):
Where the heck is Ellie? (Where is Katherine?)
Where the heck is Ellie? (Where is Katherine?)
Where the heck is Ellie? (Where is Katherine?)

Katherine & Ellie: (spoken)
I'm here!

Ellie: (in Katherine's body)
Just one day, I did my best
A disaster but I faced it
One short day, one giant test
And it isn't like I aced it

And I tried to get the hourglass
The treasure that you missed
And you couldn't even figure
How to get it on the list

Now we're almost at the wedding
And these guests won't go away

For just one
Stupid
Crappy
Stupid

Katherine: (in Ellie's body)
Just one day and
I had thought you might have told

Just one day I couldn't
That was all we needed
Now show some grace
And put on a pleasant face

For just one
Lovely
Thrilling
You already said that

Both:
Day

All:
Just one day and we can't wait
Til you both walk down that aisle

Just one day
It's joy! It's great!

Photographer:
Hey everybody smile

All:
Though the dinner may have been a delay
It's the wedding we've been waiting for
In just one day

Just one hungry, thirsty day
Just one where's the dinner day
Just one day

Just one day

Ellie:
Just one day, that’s all I need
Just a day without her nagging
Just one day, I beg, I plead
But the drag just keeps on dragging
While I wish for just one Monday
Or a Friday to be free
Free to slouch and sulk and mumble
And be messy and be me
All I ask is for twelve hours
To live my life, my way

Just one simple
Awesome crazy epic day

Katherine:
Just one day is all I want
With my family united
Fears at bay, no fights no taunts
Just the four of us delighted
I mean look, I love my kids
I love my work, I love my life
And I love my fiancé
And in a day I’ll be his wife
And I’ll throw the perfect wedding
And I’ll throw the bride’s bouquet
And we’ll have one happy
Loving family day

Tomorrow is the wedding
And tonight is the rehearsal
And there is no room for error
I mean not one flaw

We’ve got guests in just ten hours
Dress the tables, trim my flowers
I want beauty and perfection
I want total awe

Torrey:
And remember that reporter
‘Cause it’s crucial that we court her
The business is depending
On this one success

Katherine:
Now breathe but thank you Torrey
And in fact that is the story
So get moving, move this produce
And remove this mess

Ellie:
One more day, she’s on my back
She’s been riding me forever
With my faults and all I lack
And all I? Oh whatever!
‘Cause I’m lazy and I’m average
And I’m sloppy for a start
And I know she’s like a daughter
Who is pretty, neat and smart
And I know the woman’s perfect
But I’ll never be that way
Not for a single
Solitary day

Katherine:
One more day she’ll fight and fuss
When her joy is all I’m after
It’s been a long tough time for us
And now It’s time to hear some laughter
‘Cause I only want her happy
And well, punctual and clean
But she mumbles and she grumbles
And at time she's upright mean
She’s bright and so insightful
But those traits aren’t on display
Well not lately often
Ever not today

Ellie, dear It’s not this time
Now that apron is a crime
And that sea bass isn’t fresh
It’s three days dead

Ellie:
Mom, I really need to know if I can
Wait, now where’d she go
I’ll never draw her focus
From the bread

Katherine:
It's a million little things (Ellie: Mom, it's just a little game)
From the racing to the rings (Mike: Just a silly little game)
But I got this (Ellie: And I wouldn't even play)
'Cause I love to work this way (Katherine & Torrey: What a day)
Mike:
But really who can tell? (Katherine & Torrey: What a day)
It's okay
It's okay

All:
Just one day that's all we get
'Til the vows, the hunt, the story
Just one day, sunrise sunset
Then the night in all its glory
Just say the word and she'll (we'll) be on our way
We're on our way
In just one day
For one
Stressful!
Perfect!
Anxious!
Stellar!
Epic!
Do or die!
Crazy day!


v - e - d
Disney's Freaky Friday - 2003 Remake Logo
Media
Freaky Friday1995 remake2003 remake2018 remake
Characters
Original: Ellen AndrewsAnnabel AndrewsBill AndrewsMrs. SchmaussHarold JenningsVirginiaMr. DilkMr. JoffertCoach BetsyBoris HarrisMrs. MurphyBen AndrewsMiss McGuirkMrs. Lucille GibbonsMrs. BensonHilary MillerBambiJo-JoMr. MillsMr. Jackman

1995 remake: Dana BarbFrieda DebnyMr. SweetPrincipal HandelStan HornerLeanne FuttermanHerbieCaryBill DavidsonMrs. Tarr
2003 remake: Tess ColemanAnna ColemanRyanAllen ColemanJakeElton BatesMaddieHarry ColemanPegPei-PeiPei-Pei's momEvanDottie RobertsonStacey HinkhouseEthanScott
2018 remake: Ellie BlakeKatherine BlakeAdamMike HarperFletcher BlakeTorrey MinSavannahMonica YangKarl CarlsonKittyDanielleLuisMs. MeyersMr. BlumenPrincipal EhrinMrs. LuckenbillSenor O'BrienOfficer KowalksiMrs. Time

Songs
Films: I'd Like To Be You For a DayHappy Together

Musical: PrologueJust One DayThe HourglassI Got ThisOh, BiologyVowsBustedSomebody Has to Take the BlameWatch Your BackParents LieNot Myself TodayWomen and SandwichesBring My (Baby) Brother HomeGoAfter All of This and EverythingNo More FearThe Other HourglassToday and Ev'ry Day
2018 remake: What It's Like to Be MeThe SwitchFalse SwitchbackAt Last It's Me

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Musical

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