Family Matters Theme Song

1989-1998; yet another Jesse Frederick theme song

If you were to ask me, I’d associate Family Matters with Steve Urkel—the Winslow’s nerdy neighbor, played by Jaleel White, who later became the focus of the show.

The show’s theme song is “As Days Go By.” It was written by Jesse Frederick, Bennett Salvay, and Scott Roeme, and performed by Frederick. Jesse Frederick, remember, was also responsible for the themes of Perfect Strangers and Full House.


The show used a different theme song for its pilot and two more episodes—Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World.”

Family Matters theme song lyrics

It’s a rare condition, this day and age,
to read any good news on the newspaper page.
Love and tradition of the grand design,
some people say it’s even harder to find.

Well then there must be some magic clue inside these chisel walls
Cause all I see is a tower of dreams
real love burstin’ out of every seam.

As days go by,
We’re gonna fill our house with happiness.
The moon may cry,
But we’ll smother the blues with tenderness.

When days go by,
There’s room for you, room for me, for gentle hearts an opportunity.

As days go by,
It’s the bigger love of the family.

Watch & listen

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