"Turn Down Day" as written by and David Blume Jerry Keller....
It's much too groovy a summer's day
To waste running 'round in the city
But here on the sand I can dream away
Or look at the girls in their pretty

It's a turn down day, nothin' on my mind
It's a turn down day and I dig it

There's nothing easier I can do
Than lyin' around doing nothing

It's a turn down day, just a turn 'round day
It's a turn down day and I dig it

Soft summer breeze and the surf rolls in
To laughter of small children playin'
Someone's radio has the news tuned in
But nobody cares what he's sayin'

Don't you know
It's a turn down day, nothin' on my mind
It's a turn down day and I dig it

Things that are waitin' to mess my mind
Will just have to wait 'til tomorrow

It's a turn down day, just a turn 'round day
It's a turn down day and I dig it

It's a turn down day, nothin' on my mind
It's a turn down day, just a turn 'round day
It's a turn down day, just a turn 'round day


Lyrics submitted by wickedred88

"Turn Down Day" as written by Jerry Paul Keller David N. Blume

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Turn Down Day song meanings
Add your thoughts

4 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentThe music was written by David Blume shortly after the assassination of JFK .
    The original version ( which is quite beautiful ) was a sad, minor key jazz tune
    played with only piano, drums, and standup bass . Dave came up with the title
    which reflected the sadness that everyone was feeling at the time , a Turn-Down Day .
    Lyricist Jerry Keller took the title , but his lyrics really did not reflect the sad event
    that inspired the music . I don't think Dave was too fond of the Cyrkle's version ,
    which bore little resemblance to the haunting demo he recorded .
    Benlancasteron October 13, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's kind of obvious... just a lazy day where nothing's going on, so the guy's just going to lay around at the beach and stare at pretty girls, the perv. XD But I still like that song.
    Acey_Deareston January 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI had always thought of this song as a "good" Beatles knock-off, representing the 1967 "Summer of Love" mentality. But after reading the comment on this site, it is clear that it represents the contradiction between the "Happy Days"/ "Archie Comics" type youth mentality of the early/mid 1960s and what was really going on in the back-ground . For the record, JFK was a champion of the youth culture of the early 1960s but there was another reality waiting in the wings-- the Lucky Luciano/Mafia plan to flood this country with white dope. At first the Mafia courted Kennedy but after awhile he cut ties with Sinatra/Rat Pack, and his brother Robert turned into an enemy of the Mafia. There is little doubt that Mafia elements wanted to get the Kennedy's "out of the way" and replaced with those who would "look the other way". I think the song is a lament and wants to just block out such ugly realities (which came to pass) and just celebrate the carefree youth culture of the time. Looking back to those years (I was a kid/teenager during the early/mid 1960s in Corvallis Oregon) it seems like living in an Archie comic, like a dream. The song writer understandably wants to stay in that dream despite the threatening news of reality.
    sharphujoon July 03, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI should have also noted the escalating Viet-Nam War and it's depressing effects on the youth culture. America has survived more serious wars than Viet-Nam but Viet-Nam presented unusual frustrations, including that the "mission" was not really to win the war, just "embarrass" the enemy and set up a corrupt Narco based government is South Vietnam to stem the tide of communism. Like Laos and Thailand. But this did not seem to be working and the media was full of bad news from Viet-Nam that was divisive. The draft also was a threat to the happy days youth culture of the late 1950s-mid 1960s. This was far less a factor when the song was written that when the song was released.
    sharphujoon July 03, 2015   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain