It’s Song Lyric Sunday again! This week Jim Adams has given the option to choose whatever song we want. In other words, no rules. So, I’ve chose “Just Another Day” by Jon Secada.


Morning alone
When you come home
I breath a little faster
Every time we’re together
It’d never be the same
If you’re not here
How can you stay away, away so long

Why can’t we stay together
Give me a reason
Give me a reason

I, I don’t wanna say it
I don’t wanna find another way
Make it through the day without you
It’s just another day

Making the time
Find the right lines
What do I have to tell you

I’m just trying to hold on to something
(Trying to hold on to something good)
Give us a chance to make it

Don’t wanna hold on to never
I’m not that strong
I’m not that strong

I, I don’t wanna say it
I don’t wanna find another way
Make it through the day without you
I, I can’t resist
Trying to find exactly what I miss
It’s just another day without you

Why can’t you stay forever
Just give me a reason
Give me a reason

© Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management
For non-commercial use only.
Data From: LyricFind

Song Facts

  • Just Another Day” is a song by Cuban-American artist Jon Secada. It was released in March 1992 as the lead single from his debut album Jon Secada. Written by Secada and Miguel Morejon, the song reached No. 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and No. 2 on the Adult Contemporary chart. It also peaked at No. 1 in Sweden, No. 2 in Canada, and No. 5 in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. The song was also recorded in Spanish as “Otro Día Más Sin Verte“, which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart. Gloria Estefan sings background vocals on the song and is given writing credit for the Spanish-language version.

Early Life

Secada was born in 1961 in Havana, Cuba.[2] Secada’s father, José, was incarcerated for 3 years as a political prisoner by the Castro regime. In 1971, the Secadas received permission to emigrate and moved to Miami.[4] His parents opened a coffee shop.[5]

Secada was raised in Hialeah, Florida. In 1979, he graduated from Hialeah High School.[6] It was during his performance of A Christmas Carol in 11th grade when he realized his musical potential and was encouraged by teachers to pursue music as a career.[2]

In 1983, he received a Bachelor of Music and in 1986 he received a Master of Music in jazz vocal performance, both from the Frost School of Music.[7] He graduated cum-laude and was later inducted into the Iron Arrow Honor Society.[8]


From 1986 to 1991, Secada was a teacher at Miami Dade College.[9]

In 1986, Secada was introduced to Emilio Estefan by his college acquaintances.[1] Estefan listened to one of Secada’s demos and then became Secada’s mentor and manager.[2][10] This led to Secada becoming a backup singer for Gloria Estefan‘s Miami Sound Machine.[5]

In 1991 Secada co-wrote and was a backup singer for “Coming Out of the Dark,” a number-one hit song inspired by a tour-bus accident involving Gloria Estefan in 1990, in which her back was broken.[11]

In 1992 he released his self-titled debut album, which sold 7 million copies.[5]

In 1994 he performed a duet with Frank Sinatra, a re-recording of “The Best Is Yet to Come,” released on Sinatra’s album Duets II. He also performed at the awards for Miss Venezuela 1994.

In 1995 he performed on Broadway in Grease,[5] and he also presented at the 49th Tony Awards. He recorded If I Never Knew You, a duet with Shanice for Pocahontas.

In 1999 he co-wrote and produced “She’s All I Ever Had” for Ricky Martin.

In 2003 he performed in Cabaret.[5] He also co-wrote Juramento for Ricky Martin.

From 2006 to 2009 Secada was a judge on Latin American Idol for its entire four-season run.

In 2007 he co-wrote three songs, and performed in one, on Lilian Garcia‘s album ¡Quiero Vivir!

In 2017 he released a tribute album with cover versions of songs by Benny Moré.


From 1988 to 1993, Secada was married to Jo Pat Cafro. In May 1995, he started dating Maritere Vilar. They were married in February 1997.[13] They have 2 children.

Secada resides in a 7,284 square-foot house, with a tennis court and pool, a few blocks west of his alma mater in Coral Gables, Florida.[14]

Secada created the Jon Secada Music Scholarship at the University of Miami, raised funds for The Recording Academy‘s effort “Keeping Music in Schools,” and supports many initiatives including the Pediatric AIDS Unit at Jackson Memorial HospitalMake-A-Wish Foundation, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.[15]

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