[Chorus: Band]
It's ordinary, plain and simple
Typical, this everyday love
Same ol', same ol' keeping it new
Emotional, so familiar
Nothing about it too peculiar
Oh, but I can't get enough
Of this everyday love, yeah
This Everyday Love by Rascal Flatts

We often get stuck in our ways and fail to notice how good things really are, for the simple fact that they may not be progressing at a noticeable pace. Gary is pointing out that these are the things we should pay attention to the most.

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Then she walks up behind me
And throws her arms around my neck
Just another normal thing
I've come to expect
This Everyday Love by Rascal Flatts

Again, there’s nothing particularly special about this act, but we see the difference clearly when we consider the desperation from the previous song.

Also, this is just one of those small things that make a relationship so significant.

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[Verse 1: Gary]
Each morning the sun shines through my window
Lands on the face of a dream come true
I shuffle to the kitchen for my coffee
And catch up on the front page morning news
This Everyday Love by Rascal Flatts

An interesting transition on the album, from “prayin' for daylight” to waking up with the sun shining on your face.

He is also stressing the day-to-day events that we often take for granted, like the fact we are even waking up, the feeling of seeing sunshine, and the smell of coffee in the morning.

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[Intro: Band]
Can't get enough of this everyday love
Can't get enough of this everyday love
This Everyday Love by Rascal Flatts

Similar the first track of this album, the band starts out repeating the hook of this track in unison, with what sounds like some sort of auto tune effect.

The idea here is that no matter how rudimentary a relationship may seem, it can still be pretty special and important in one’s life.

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[Chorus x2]

[Outro: Band]
Prayin' for daylight
I don't want to spend another lonely night
I don't want to spend another lonely night
Prayin' for daylight
Prayin' For Daylight by Rascal Flatts

Rounding out the end of this song, the band joins in harmony to stress the most important factor here: sleeping alone just isn’t as fun.

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[Verse 3: Gary]
Deep in my heart I know
That you love me as much as I love you
And that you must be lying somehwere
Looking up to heaven too
Prayin' For Daylight by Rascal Flatts

At this point, the narrator is just tugging at the heart strings. Forget about what he did or said before, the important thing is that they both care for each other.

This is also an attempt at the old cliche image of two lovers in different places, staring up at the same night sky. Phil Collins used it to the same effect during his solo career:

If you choose a time, I’ll catch the moon
I’ll see you there
from wherever I am, wherever you are
we’ll find somewhere.
I see the same stars in the same sky
shining down on you,
I’ll be looking up from wherever I am
and it’s you I’ll see if you’re looking too.

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[Bridge: Gary]
Hoping that I didn't wait too long
That this is just the dark before the dawn
Prayin' For Daylight by Rascal Flatts

Now that he finally realizes the importance of his ex-girl, albeit only when it’s dark out, he hopes that his pleading did not come too late.

Also, this is a metaphor in-line with the whole “prayin' for daylight” theme, where this momentary period of loneliness is just the darkness before she comes back into his life.

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[Chorus] Prayin' For Daylight by Rascal Flatts

The playful video and uptempo melody cause a bit of distortion with respect to the subject matter of this song, and probably hint at this being sort of tongue-in-cheek or an “I told you so” for those who have ever mistreated a woman that was too good for them to begin with.

In other words…don’t end up getting trolled by the Ryan Gosling type, just because you were too stupid to see what you had:

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[Verse 2: Gary]
I made a bad miscalculation
Betting you would never leave
Cause if you're getting on with your new life
Then where does that leave me
Prayin' For Daylight by Rascal Flatts

Here we explicitly see the underlying motivation for asking for her back. He implies that she left due to a lack of attention, or else he was not treating her like he should have, but didn’t believe she would actually take off.

Moreover, now that she has transitioned so quickly into her new life without him, his is doubly panicked and wants her back even more.

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Baby come back to me, I swear I'll make it right
Don't make me spend another lonely night
Prayin' for daylight
Prayin' For Daylight by Rascal Flatts

Another common theme in break-up songs is the pleading for forgiveness. Although we don’t know what exactly the narrator did wrong, he promises to make amends for his mistake if she’ll just come back to him.

Interesting to note is the focus on spending another night alone. We can assume that the narrator is not so inclined to ask for her back when he is busy throughout the day, which makes this pseudo-apology even weaker.

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