Manic Monday

Album: Different Light (1986)
Charted: 2 2
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  • Six o'clock already
    I was just in the middle of a dream
    I was kissin' Valentino
    By a crystal blue Italian stream
    But I can't be late
    'Cause then I guess I just won't get paid
    These are the days
    When you wish your bed was already made

    It's just another manic Monday
    I wish it was Sunday
    'Cause that's my fun day
    My I don't have to run day
    It's just another manic Monday

    Have to catch an early train
    Got to be to work by nine
    And if I had an air-o-plane
    I still couldn't make it on time
    'Cause it takes me so long
    Just to figure out what I'm gonna wear
    Blame it on the train
    But the boss is already there

    It's just another manic Monday
    I wish it was Sunday
    'Cause that's my fun day
    My I don't have to run day
    It's just another manic Monday

    All of the nights
    Why did my lover have to pick last night
    To get down
    Doesn't it matter
    That I have to feed the both of us
    Employment's down
    He tells me in his bedroom voice
    C'mon honey, let's go make some noise
    Time it goes so fast
    (When you're having fun)

    It's just another manic Monday
    I wish it was Sunday
    'Cause that's my fun day
    My I don't have to run day
    It's just another manic Monday
    I wish it was Sunday
    'Cause that's my fun day
    It's just another manic Monday Writer/s: Prince Rogers Nelson
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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Comments: 9

  • Shandroise De Laeken from Davao City, PhilippinesThat's a really cute thing she does, Shawn! Thanks for that trivia! Rudolph Valentino isn't handsome. So when I sing this, I go: 6 o'clock already I was just in the middle of a dream; I was kissing Morten Harket by a crystal blue Norwegian stream..
    (Morten of a-ha back in 80's is way handsomer than Rudolph Valentino!) This is the song I keep singing everyday when I was still studying.
  • Shawn from Green Bay, WiSusanna Hoffs didn't especially enjoy singing the bridge, apparently being uncomfortable with the sexual suggestiveness of it. Now when she performs this song, she says "Why did my lover have to pick last night to come around?" Instead of "get down." And she omits the part about her lover telling her to "come make some noise." Hahaha... how cute is that?
  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxIt was rumored by various writers that after Prince listened to the band's 1984 debut album "All Over the Place," he gave the song to Susanna Hoffs, so that in return she would sleep with him.
  • Ron from Philadelphia, AkSounds to me like Prince just lifted "Crimson and Clover" by Tommy James.
  • Thomas from Somerville, AlGreat pop song...and the Bangles were VERY easy on the eyes.
  • Derek from Cambridge, New ZealandJust a good pop song - simple as that!
  • Dig from San Francisco, CaWell, Prince wrote "Manic Monday" so it is not surprising it sounds like some of this other songs!
  • Tim from Hendersonville, TnThe melody line in the verses of "Manic Monday" is practically identical to the verses of Prince's song "1999". Try exchanging the lyrics sometime and you'll see what I mean.
  • Sunjay from Toronto, CanadaHas some sort of political view on it-"doesn't it matter that i have to feed the both of us,employment's down"
    It shows the economic struggles in the US in the 80's.
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