She may be young but she only likes old things
And modern music it ain't to her taste
She loves the natural light
Captured in black and white

She sees mirages of mountain ranges
Within a blink of her eyes it changes
Back to the open plain
Oh no she can't explain

I cry out love, keep your arms around me
I am a bird that's in need of grounding
I'm built to fly away,
I never learned how to stay

The night is gonna fall and the vultures will surround you
And when you're looking in the mirror what you see is gonna astound you
But all these lines and greys refine, they are the maps of our design
Of what began on Monday morning

Monday morning
Monday morning

Monday morning
Monday morning

The night is gonna fall and the vultures will surround you
And when you're looking in the mirror what you see is gonna astound you
But all these lines and greys refine, they are the maps of our design
Of what began on Monday morning

Oh yes the night is gonna fall and the vultures will surround you
And when you're looking in the mirror what you see is gonna astound you
And while the glow of youth in time eludes, it's burning on inside of you
It all began on Monday morning

Monday morning
Monday morning



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"Monday Morning" as written by Benjamin Gibbard

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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  • +3
    General Comment:"She may be young but she only likes old things
    And modern music it ain’t to her tastes
    She loves the natural light
    Captured in black and white

    She sees mirages of mountain ranges
    Within the blink of her eye it changes
    Back to the open plain
    Oh no she can’t explain"

    Pretty simple, but extravagant and indescribable at the same time. This is just a scratch on the surface of his perception of love.

    "I cry out love keep your arms around me
    I am a bird that’s in need of grounding
    I’m built to fly away
    I never learned how to stay"

    Another self-explanation. It's not hard to interpret, but to truly describe and understand the concept behind this is impossible.

    "The night is gonna fall and the vultures will surround you"

    Probably a metaphor for those times we stay up at night thinking about life and how far we've come. I'm sure everyone can relate to this.

    "And when you’re looking in the mirror what you see is gonna astound you"

    Getting older, noticing different features, etc.

    "But all these lines and greys refine, They are the maps of our design
    Of what began on a Monday morning"

    He seems pretty keen on the idea that life and humans are essentially genetics. Our bodies progress and our minds learn based on different branches of our DNA doing different things. As far as "Monday Morning" I'm guessing he is using this to represent the start of all things, as that is when the week starts, on Monday.

    I'm not entirely sure as to why the song shifted gears from talking about love to genetics/evolution, but I'm almost certain he is saying we should appreciate the people we meet given that they became people we know and love and it is absolutely fascinating, the chances of finding someone who so complements and benefits your own genetic "map".
    HandForTenderon July 10, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:This is just plainly about growing old, but being OK with it.. "all these lines and greys refine," getting better with age, "they are the maps of our design," we're designed to grow old. And I also think something happy happened to him on a Monday morning, maybe finally meeting that significant other that grounds him, and being so captured by her and her qualities that she makes him see the better of himself -- the things that don't fade, but get better with time, like knowing yourself and your heart. It makes me so happy.

    "And while the glow of youth in time eludes
    It’s burning on inside of you It all began on a Monday morning"

    ...even though seeing himself age, seemingly very quickly, he still feels all the best qualities of youth deep inside of him/his soul. I love it! Favorite song on the new album...
    anniesomething1189on June 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Song Comparison:this has nothing to do with the lyrics,
    but the melody of this song is really similar to Surfer Blood's "I'm Not Ready"
    well, i like both songs though, so it's okay :)
    and i'm sure it's just an unintentional coincidence
    theremandyon October 31, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correction:She may be young but she only likes old things,
    And modern music it ain't to her taste,
    She loves the natural light,
    Captured in black and white.

    She sees mirages and mountain ranges,
    Within the blink of her eyes it changes,
    Back to the open plain,
    Oh no she can't explain.

    I cry out "Love keep your arms around me,"
    I am a bird that's in need of grounding,
    I'm built to fly away,
    I never learned to stay.

    The night is going to fall and the vultures will surround you,
    And when you're looking in the mirror what you see is going to astound you,
    But all these lines and greys refined,
    They are the maps of our design,
    of what began on monday morning.

    Monday morning.
    Monday morning.
    Oh, Oh.
    Monday morning.
    Monday morning.
    Oh, Oh.

    The night is going to fall and the vultures will surround you,
    And when you're looking in the mirror what you see is going to astound you,
    But all these lines and greys refined,
    They are the maps of our design,
    of what began on monday morning.

    Oh yes the night is going to fall and the vultures will surround you,
    And when you're looking in the mirror what you see is going to astound you,
    and while the glow of youth in time we lose,
    Is burning on inside of you,
    It all began on monday morning.

    Monday morning.
    Monday morning.
    Oh, Oh.
    xavrocheon May 28, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I just added my corrected lyrics.

    Notice that the chorus changes the last time around 3:28 of the song. This is the only part that I'm not 100% sure of, but I've listened to it mutliple times, this sounds better than all the stuff I've been finding for it, and it makes sense. Please correct me on this line if you have a better idea, but I think what I got it pretty close to it....

    Great song!
    xavrocheon May 28, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:The first time I heard this song, I knew exactly who and what this song was about. Growing old with Zooey Deschanel. :)
    CSchultz11117on July 02, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Zooey
    wertheron July 14, 2011   Link
  • -3
    General Comment:Well, first, these lyrics need correcting. "the night is gonna fall" not "and i just gonna fall."
    and "when you're looking in the mirror" not "your look in the mirror."

    As far as meaning, the lyrics seem to point to creation science.
    capo51on May 24, 2011   Link

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