I saw you with Mr. Goodmorning
Some velvet rope on the curb
He gave me a wink for a warning
I saw "do not disturb me"

Don't try reading my mind
It isn't going to get you anywhere
Going by, just between us
I won't cry, I wasn't even there

I made the interior landscape
Where he's been dancing with you
Fell in like a leaf on the water
Nowhere that I'm going to now

Don't try reading my mind
It isn't going to get you anywhere
Going by, just between us
I won't cry, I wasn't even there

What you could do but you won't
I want a future and you don't
Guess I care about you after now

I saw you with Mr. Goodmorning
There's been some others before
And when you've decided he's boring
That's when he'll think he adores you

Don't try reading my mind
It isn't going to get you anywhere
Going by, just between us
I won't cry, I wasn't even there


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Mr. Goodmorning song meanings
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  • +3
    General Commentok, these are what I have for the studio version:

    I saw you with Mr. Goodmorning
    Some velvet rope on the curb
    He gave me his stormiest warning
    You held your head like a sign that said 'do not disturb'

    "Don't try being part of my life
    Isn't gonna get you anywhere
    Go by--just between us, you know, don't you know how much I care?

    "I made the interior landscape you'll soon be walking through
    You'll land in the ruins of ruins--
    All of the beautiful things that I made once for you

    "Don't try being part of my life
    Isn't gonna get you anywhere
    Go by--just between us, you know, don't you know how much I care?
    Like nothing happened at all
    Don't come by, don't hang around, and don't call
    I'll be kicking your memory's ass, like my shot glass"

    "I saw you with Mr. Goodmorning...
    I saw you with Mr. Goodmorning..."

    "Don't try being part of my life
    Isn't gonna take your pain away
    I'm fine, strong with my life
    Feeling stronger every single day
    Feeling stronger every single day"

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    It is my opinion that this song is about the narrator encountering a former lover who is ignoring him. All of the lyrics aside from the opening stanza and the refrain later in the song ("I saw you...") are spoken from the perspective of the former lover, words implied in her attempts to pretend that the narrator doesn't exist. Thus it is she who is "feeling stronger every single day," which makes sense considering those lyrics are sung with such boastful invective and agony that it makes me want to crumble into a heap.
    wordsdrawnighon April 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsorry, i have a couple corrections after listening to the song more.
    He plays it differently at different live shows. how like elliott to do that.
    "What you could do but you won’t.
    I want a future and you don’t.
    Cos' I care enough about you now" - 5-8-00
    "What you could do but you won't.
    I want a future and you don't.
    Guess I care about you after now" - 5-17-00
    myxangelxelliotton September 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes anyone know what this song means?
    mooniniteson November 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm almost positive the last line of the studio version is:

    I'm fine, so reclined I'm
    Feeling stronger every single day
    ElliottMahleron August 24, 2010   Link

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