Nothing to do to save his life call his wife in
Nothing to say but what a day how's your boy been
Nothing to do it's up to you
I've got nothing to say but it's okay
Good morning, good morning

Going to work don't want to go feeling low down
Heading for home you start to roam then you're in town
Everybody knows there's nothing doing
Everything is closed it's like a ruin
Everyone you see is half asleep
And you're on your own you're in the street
Good morning, good morning

After a while you start to smile now you feel cool
Then you decide to take a walk by the old school
Nothing has changed it's still the same
I've got nothing to say but it's okay
Good morning, good morning

People running round it's five o'clock
Everywhere in town is getting dark
Everyone you see is full of life
It's time for tea and meet the wife
Somebody needs to know the time, glad that I'm here
Watching the skirts you start to flirt now you're in gear
Go to a show you hope she goes
I've got nothing to say but it's okay
Good morning, good morning

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"Good Morning Good Morning" as written by Paul Mccartney John Lennon

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  • +2
    General CommentIt was a television commercial for Kellogg's Corn Flakes which gave John the title and chorus of Good Morning Good Morning. The black and white commercial featured nothing more than corn flakes being tipped into a bowl. The four line jingle went... "Good morning, good morning, The best to you each morning, Sunshine breakfast, Kellogg's Corn Flaes, crisp and full of fun."
    Bobo192on March 07, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI once read a rock critic's review saying that this song ends with the banality of the everyday world being invaded and overthrown by the pastoral realm - pure chaotic vibrant life ( the farm animals) overunning the mundane order of merely human existence...but it goes up a notch higher with the cavalry charging in at the end (like a celestial army).

    Anyway this song rocks and I love the guitar solo !
    NomadMonadon February 08, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou could make a great video of this, with vignettes of the scenes. For example, a husband dying in a hospital bed and the doctor calling in his wife to break the news. A bored husband chasing skirts when he should really be going home, etc. Ringo's drum/cymbal crashes would be the switch from scene to scene.
    burbleson March 21, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's a commentary on how mundane English life was in the 1960s. "Meet the Wife" refers to a BBC program of the time.

    Also probably a reflection of John's dissatisfaction with his own life at the time. I think the contrast between day and night was big for him because according to biographies at this time John would do little all day and, record with the Beatles during the evening and then go out on the town.
    henrythehosson April 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyes this song seems to look out at the straight world world with a sneering sarcastic eye. John is detached, leading a reclusive life, just catching glimpses of the world through his television set (kellogs ad, meet the wife). These glimpses set his original mind onto surreal trains of thought. However, this could also be about John himself. Perhaps his life in the Beatles is not so far away from the 9-5 office workers life after all. This song shows John to slowly begin to get tired of The Beatles and tired of Mccartneys work ethic about recording. John wants to lead an undiciplined artistic life. He always was lazy.
    LindaRonstadton March 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree that the lyrics paint a picture of the mundaneness of a 9-5 routine, living life through the telly, etc. but the music is so full of energy- Ringo's drumming (as previously noted!!!!!), the horns, guitars, bass, animal noises - the song just rocks. I can't help but feel jubilation by the end of the song. I sense that despite the mundaneness, the speaker is finding joy....
    I love it when the lyrics contrasts with the melody, beat, etc of the song creating a dichotomy make you reinterpret the lyrics.
    MamboManon April 13, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'Going to work don't want to go...' this was John's feelings towards the end of the Beatles era.
    song4juliaon January 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTHis song is about the progression of the day. You wake up all groggy and slow... by the end of the night ur still awake, and before you know it... its morning again.
    DryYourTearson August 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is very underrated. I like it a lot.
    cronoyuhaon February 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't like the good morning good morning part but the verses are pretty cool
    PinkFloydrulezon February 21, 2005   Link

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