"Monday Morning" as written by Nick Banks, Jarvis Branson Cocker, Candida Doyle, Stephen Patrick Mackey, Russell Senior and Mark Andrew Webber....
There's nothing to do so you just stay in bed
Oh, poor thing
Why live in the world when you can live in your head?

Hmm, when you can go out late from Monday
Till Saturday turns into Sunday
And now you're back here at Monday
So we can do it all over again
And you go ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah
Oh, I want a refund, I want a light
I want a reason
To make it through the night, all right

And so you finally left school,
So now what are you going to do?
Now you're so grown up, yeah, oh-oh-oh-oh, so mature oh

Going out late from Monday,
Chuck up in the street on Sunday
You don't want to live till Monday
You're gonna do it all over again
And you go ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah
I want a refund, I want a light
I want a reason for all this night after night after night after night, oh
Oh, I know that it's stupid but I just can't seem to spend a night at home
'Cause my friends left town and I'm here all alone

Yeah, they say the past must die for the future to be born
In that case die, die, die
Stomach in, chest out,
On your marks, get set, go
Now, now that you're free
What are you going to be?
And who are you going to see?
And where, where will you go?
And how will you know,
You didn't get it all wrong?
Is this the light of a new day dawning?
A future bright that you can walk in?
No, it's just another Monday morning
Do it all over again, oh baby
La, la-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la-la, oh-oh-oh
La, la-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la-la, oh-oh-oh
Do, do-do-do-do-do, do-do-do-do-do, do-do-do-do-do
Do, do-do-do-do-do, do-do-do-do-do, do-do-do-do-do, oh-oh-oh

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"Monday Morning" as written by Jarvis Branson Cocker Candida Doyle

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  • +3
    General CommentGod, these lyrics can hit me like a ton of bricks...
    Somehow the guy managed to describe a part of my life back in 2006, when I was unemployed and pretty unsure of everything...

    "In that case die little mother die"... God, my mom was such a pain in the ass during those days... And I often felt bad because she gave that stupid idea that the human being needs to work all day long in order to be "human"...
    But that's another topic. The lyrics indeed reflect an unemployed, not-sure-where-to-go young person thinking about his life. He spends lots of time at home, is a bit resentful at his friends (probably because they work and they study something and they seem sure of themselves) and wants "a reason", something that moves him towards some direction...
    Nice, nice song. Loved it.
    Santiagofon November 14, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is a wonderful evocation of the feeling of anti-climax that comes with growing up and/or escaping from something you've been longing to get away from. It pinpoints the desperation that can come from being aimless and living a life without direction. It's the classic question: does my life have meaning?
    gracelynon May 01, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics are quite literal - Jarvis took a couple of years out before going to college, and it's about him signing on, eating TV dinners and feeling lost.
    amy darlingon November 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is basically a Saturday Night Fever song.
    DarkenRahlon November 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSaturday Night Fever! Fascinating.
    lola500on December 17, 2006   Link

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