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Rock Lyrics Vol. 14 – Sunday Morning

This is the last post for my Weekday series. To review, there was Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

And now we have Sunday Morning, in the evening (it’s Monday in Australia), but let’s not quibble. We are doing Sunday.

Even though these lyrics don’t have a whole lot to do with Sunday, it’s a fun, lively, ageless tune and it features Gwen Stefani. Need I say more?

The lyrics are about her breakup with Tony Kanal, a member of the band, as portrayed by the fellow sitting on the swing. In that sense, it is kind of a sad song, but it ends with a food fight, so all is well.

From the 1995 album Tragic Kingdom. Enjoy!

Sunday Morning

No Doubt

Sappy pathetic little me
That was the girl I used to be
You had me on my knees

I’d trade you places any day
I’d never thought you could be that way
But you looked like me on Sunday

You came in with the breeze
On Sunday morning
You sure have changed since yesterday
Without any warning
I thought I knew you
I thought I knew you
I thought I knew you well, so well

You’re trying my shoes on for a change
They look so good but fit so strange
Out of fashion, so I can complain

You came in with the breeze
On Sunday morning
You sure have changed since yesterday
Without any warning
I thought I knew you
I thought I knew you
I thought I knew you well, so well

I know who I am, but who are you?
You’re not looking like you used to
You’re on the other side of the mirror
So nothing’s looking quite as clear
Thank you for turning on the lights
Thank you, now you’re the parasite
I didn’t think you had it in you
And now you’re looking like I used to!

You came in with the breeze
On Sunday morning
You sure have changed since yesterday
Without any warning
And you want me badly
Because you cannot have me
I thought I knew you
But I’ve got a new view
I thought I knew you well, oh well

On Sunday morning
And I don’t want it
Sunday morning
I thought I knew you
Sunday morning
Oh you want me badly
Can have it
Sunday morning
Sunday morning
Sunday morning

Thanks for coming out! Live Long And Prosper.

Rock Lyrics Vol. 13 – Saturday

I couldn’t decide which tune to use for the Saturday entry in my Weekday series, but because the theme of these posts is lyrics, I have decided upon Another Saturday Night by Cat Stevens (regardless of whatever name he goes by now). It had the better lyrics, as far as I’m concerned.

This tune was originally released by Sam Cooke in 1963, then Cat Stevens in 1974, followed by Jimmy Buffett in 1993. I believe the Cat Stevens release is the most widely known, and is the version that reached the highest level on the charts.

Without further ado, here is Cat performing in a live concert in 1976:

Another Saturday Night

Cat Stevens

Another Saturday night and I ain’t got nobody
I’ve got some money ’cause I just got paid
Now how I wish I had someone to talk to
I’m in an awful way

I got in town a month ago
I’ve seen a lotta girls since then
If I could meet em I can get em, but as yet I haven’t met em
Thats how I’m in the state I’m in

Oh, another Saturday night and I ain’t got nobody
I’ve got some money ’cause I just got paid
Now how I wish I had someone to talk to
I’m in an awful way

Another fella told me
He had a sister who looked just fine
Instead of being my deliverance, she had a strange resemblance
To a cat named Frankenstein

Another Saturday night and I ain’t got nobody
I’ve got some money ’cause I just got paid
Now how I wish I had someone to talk to
I’m in an awful way

It’s hard on a fella
When he don’t know his way around
If I don’t find me a honey to help me spend my money
I’m gonna have to blow this town

Oh, no, another Saturday night and I ain’t got nobody
I’ve got some money ’cause I just got paid
Now how I wish I had someone to talk to
I’m in an awful way

Another Saturday night and I ain’t got nobody
I’ve got some money ’cause I just got paid
Now how I wish I had someone to talk to
I’m in an awful way

I’m in an awful way (He’s in an awful way)
I’m in an awful way, oooh, I’m in an awful way
(He’s in an awful way)

Live Long As Prosper

Rock Lyrics Vol. 12 – Friday

Alright! It’s Friday! TGIF and all that. I’ve been waiting for today impatiently. This entry into my Weekday series of posts is going to blow your mind.

As soon as anyone mentions Friday in a music sense, you immediately think of Rebecca Black. Love her or hate her, that’s what you think of. With over 100 MILLION views of her video, you can’t be blamed. However, the song ‘Friday’ has an old and esteemed pedigree that will surprise you! A very knowledgeable gentleman will fill you in with all the details and surprising facts at the beginning of the video. I was astounded.

Also, keep an eye on who announces the band in the video! NCIS fans will find this quite ducky. (ATTN: the volume increases a lot after intro talk)

Friday

The Byrds

7am, waking up in the morning
Gotta get dressed, gotta go downstairs
Gotta have my bowl, gotta have my cereal
Seein’ everything, the time is goin’
Tickin’ on and on, everybody’s rushin’
Gotta get down to the bus stop
Gotta catch my bus, gotta see my friends
I see my friends

Kickin’ in the front seat
Sittin’ in the back seat
Gotta make my mind up
Which seat can I take?

It’s Friday, Friday
Gotta get down on Friday
Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend
Friday, Friday
Gettin’ down on Friday
Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend

7:45, we’re drivin’ on the highway
Cruisin’ so fast, I want time to fly
Fun, fun, think about fun
You know what it is
I got this, and you got this
My friend is by my side
I got this, and you got this
Now you know it

It’s Friday, Friday
Gotta get down on Friday
Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend
Friday, Friday
Gettin’ down on Friday
Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend

Live Long And Prosper

Rock Lyrics Vol. 8 – I Don’t Like Mondays

This is my choice for Monday in the Weekday Series of posts. Because, who likes Mondays? I’ve always rocked out to this song; good tune, harmonies, tinkling piano and a great chorus that gets you singing along.  I had no idea what it was about. No clue.

I will include a video interview with Bob Geldof below the music video, and also the first video of four that explains the whole story, if you wish to pursue it. Geldof now says that he is sorry that he wrote, recorded and released the song. He says if he had to do it all over again, he wouldn’t.

The song, of course, is about one of the first school mass shootings in the United States, when 16-year-old Brenda Ann Spencer opened fire on the Grover Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego, California, USA, January 29th 1979, killing two adults and injuring eight children and one police officer. When police asked her why she did it, she replied, completely without passion or remorse, “I don’t like Mondays. This livens up the day.”

Sadly, this was only the beginning of a violent trait of American society that continued through the decades to today, and will certainly continue beyond today.

Sorry for the morose start to the week! It will get cheerier. Watch the videos. It’s very enlightening.

 

I Don’t Like Mondays

Boomtown Rats

The silicon chip inside her head
gets switched to overload
and nobody’s gonna go to school today
she’s going to make them stay at home
and daddy doesn’t understand it,
he always said she was as good as gold
and he can see no reason
‘cos there are no reasons
what reason do you need to be shown

Tell me why?!
I don’t like Mondays.
Tell me why?!
I don’t like Mondays.
Tell me why?!
I don’t like Mondays,
I want to shoot
the whole day down…

The telex machine is kept so clean
as it types to a waiting world
and mother feels so shocked
father’s world is rocked
and their thoughts turn to
their own little girl
sweet sixteen ain’t that peachy keen
no, it ain’t so neat to admit defeat
they can seek no reasons
‘cos there are no reasons
what reason do you need

Tell me why?!
I don’t like Mondays.
Tell me why?!
I don’t like Mondays.
Tell me why?!
I don’t like Mondays,
I want to shoot
the whole day down, down, down, shoot it all down,

all the playing stopped in the playground now
she wants to play with her toys a while
and school’s out early and soon we’ll be learning
and the lesson today is how to die
and then the bullhorn crackles
and the captain tackles
with the problems and the how’s and why’s
and he can seek no reasons
‘cos there are no reasons
what reason do you need to die die oh oh oh….

Tell me why?!
I don’t like Mondays.
Tell me why?!
I don’t like Mondays.
Tell me why?!
I don’t like, i don’t like, i don’t like Mondays,
Tell me why i don’t like, i don’t like, i don’t like mondays,

I want to shoo oo oo oot
the whole day down …

 

 

This is the interview video. It begins with the first part of the song, then the interview starts:

 

This is the first video of four, a documentary covering the whole story. Creepy.

Thanks for reading and watching.Tuesday is next.

Live Long And Prosper!

 

 

 

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