"Monday, Monday" as written by and John Edmund Andrew Phillips....
Bah da bah da da da
Bah da bah da da da
Bah da bah da da da

Monday, Monday, so good to me
Monday mornin', it was all I hoped it would be
Oh Monday mornin', Monday mornin' couldn't guarantee
That Monday evenin' you would still be here with me

Monday, Monday, can't trust that day
Monday, Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way
Oh Monday mornin' you gave me no warnin' of what was to be
Oh Monday, Monday, how could you leave and not take me

Every other day, every other day
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
A you can find me cryin' all of the time

Monday, Monday, so good to me
Monday mornin', it was all I hoped it would be
But Monday mornin', Monday mornin' couldn't guarantee
That Monday evenin' you would still be here with me

Every other day, every other day
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
A you can find me cryin' all of the time

Monday, Monday, can't trust that day
Monday, Monday, it just turns out that way
Oh Monday, Monday, won't go away
Monday, Monday, it's here to stay
Oh Monday, Monday
Oh Monday, Monday


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"Monday, Monday" as written by John Edmund Andrew Phillips

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    General CommentI just saw a PBS special on the Mamas and the Papas. One of the band memebers (forget who) said that he still doesn't know what the song means, it just sounded cool, sothey went with it. And the begining harmonies are great. If I wanted to play English major and derive a meaning out if the song, I would say that it has to do with a brand new relationship, jsut like Monday is the start of a brand new week. You don't know what to expect, or if that person will stay around for a second date ("monday evening, will you still be with me ?"). Once you get past the awkward beginning, "every other day of the week is fine", and the relationship goes on with ease. And when you break up, and find yourself out on your own again, "you can find me cryin all the time." But since the band memebers don't know what it means, I guess that is all just B.S.
    stevebufoon June 09, 2005   Link
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    My InterpretationAlthough it seems most have shared that the artists dont know the meaning or its about the sadness of the weekend leaving.

    We came up with a much more fitting meaning, its about the memory of a lost love that died on Monday.

    the reminder of that loss may come on monday, but may not and may make it through the week without issue, only to have the memory of that painful loss resurface the following monday. (can't trust that day)
    Dominic St Pierreon July 11, 2016   Link
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    General Commentoh monday. such a hated day. i love the bah-da's in the beginning...so happy.
    weezerific:cutleryon April 30, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwhenever i feel bad on a monday this song makes me happy
    bugmenoton March 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwell it's about what it means to YOU and thats what matters :) as long as you find it enjoyable your opinion still counts.
    spacepirateon December 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthehe so love this band. mum used to MAKE me listen to it, but when i think about it, they have pretty cool songs. ahhh memories
    - hayles -
    hayles89on November 06, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationWell I was late this morning and someone asked me why and I told her it was Monday, and she said that's a good reason. Then this old song came to mind and I decided to check it out. I was too young to care about lyrics when I first heard the song.

    Anyway...

    To me in this song Monday is a person that is unavailable on a predictable basis and that the singer is in love with. The “other days” are other people the singer is seeing that are ok but pale in comparison to Monday. When Monday comes into the singers life, the singer can't help but give the relationship another try — even though knowing in the back of the singers mind that the relationship will not work for some reason and Monday will probably leave again.

    Just substitute the name of a person that you are in love with that is not very in love with you for Monday. And some of your other friends for “every other day” and see if it works.

    So why not Tuesday? Another singer had the same problem with Ruby Tuesday. But this time the singer did the right thing and said good bye.

    Such is life...

    And the other days of the week... that would make a good homework assignment (no really, I have to go now...)
    Monday2Mondayon April 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me think of a couple in a long-distance relationship. They spend the weekend together at his place, but she goes home on Monday, maybe after he's gone to work. He comes home to find that she's gone again. They repeat the same pattern every week. The other days of the week, he's OK because he's looking forward to the next weekend...but Mondays he's sad because she's just left.

    It's probably not what John Phillips had in mind when he wrote the song, but that's what I think of when I hear it.
    SmartCookie326on December 29, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationWell, Monday2Monday and SmartCookie326, I don't quite agree. Rather than pictoring a transitory or periodically-repeating situation (as you suggest), IMHO the song conveys the distinct feeling of the loved one being gone for good.

    Furthermore: gone in which way? Was she a lover who just left him without warning? For all the singer's grief, would he then really wish to rather have *passed on* on that very same day (end of 2nd stanza)? To me this sounds like the words of a survivor against his will: meaning his honey might have fallen a victim to something sudden and fatal, like an accident...

    In any case, he manages to cope and repress that memory on the other days of the week, but each Monday it overwhelms him again.
    MrSpeccedon March 24, 2012   Link
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    General CommentLove the band. Mama Cass was especially talented. A song about a couple where one of them comes home for the weekend, but is gone on Monday morning. Sounds like a song about a long distance trucker, which would make sense considering the number of truckers on the highways back in the 60's.
    JoyDivisionFan1on May 21, 2012   Link

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