“Perfect Day” was originally inspired by a ham sandwich I had eaten. It was so amazing that it had turned my day into a perfect day. It was delicious, so delicious that I decided to dedicate a song to it. I really liked where I was going with the song so I changed some of the lyrics around and now it just sounds like any ordinary song. Most people wouldn’t of guessed that it was about a ham sandwich.
The lake, though the objects on the shore were fading, seemed brighter than when it is a perfect day, & the Island pushed itself upwards, distinct & large—all the shores marked. —Dorothy Wordsworth, 02.23.1802