What does Good Morning Good Morning mean?

Search Login

Beatles: Good Morning Good Morning Meaning

Tagged:

No tags, suggest one.

Song Released: 1967


Get "Good Morning Good Morning" on MP3:

Get MP3 from Amazon
Get MP3 from iTunes

Good Morning Good Morning Lyrics

Good morning, good morning
Good morning, good morning
Good morning ah

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...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    Beatlenut
    click a star to vote
    May 29th, 2008 5:45pm report


    George Martin said that this song was about Kellogg's Corn Flakes commercial. When John would write, he'd put on the TV at a low volume...sometimes that gave him ideas on what to write.

    The rest of the song describes John's then surburban life with Cynthia and his son Julian. "Everything is closed, it's like a ruin"...he would toil late hours in the recording studio, and unlike swinging London, where he lived (I think it was Weybridge) was fast asleep.

    It's time for tea and Meet The Wife - Meet The Wife was a then-popular TV show about a mundane suburban life.

    He was probably envious of his friend Paul's avant-garde, bon vivant lifestyle. John was becoming "domesticated" and didn't like it.



  2.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Feb 3rd, 2010 2:45pm report


    Lennon choice of title (Good Morning Good Morning) is a classic beatles 'double meaning'. So when he says 'Good Morning' he is actualy saying: Good Mourning. This is linked with the line: 'Nothing to do to save his life...'
    Also i believe Lennon speaks of the unfortunate unimportance and irrelevency of life (in a communative sence). For example when he talks of the neverending rat race we engage in every day, with the line: 'Everybody knows there's nothing doing' and also, 'People running round it's five o'clock'.



  3.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Feb 5th, 2009 2:24am report


    I appreciate the references in one of the previous posts, especailly about "Meet the Wife," but I find a deeper meaning in this song. To start, the title of this song is ironic. The song, especially in the beginning, is about a dreary day. Let's face it - We are so used to saying "Good Morning" that we say it out of habit. Although it sounds absurd, I'll bet that people still would say "Good Morning" to someone whose husband were dying. John is singing about how ordinary and dull life is in provincial England. The lines "Nothing to say but what a day" and "Nothing to do to save his life" show that he felt helpless to change anything people around him did. Later the song picks up and he sings in beautiful harmony "Somebody needs to know the time. Glad that I'm here." John was aware that he had a gift of seeing things and sensing things. I love the way John, who was a rich and famous Beatle, could still be in touch with how he felt as a lad. He remembers how it felt to be a teenager. He is like a great author of books, drawing on actual experiences from his youth.



  4.  

    drencrom68
    click a star to vote
    Sep 27th, 2008 9:22pm report


    To Beatlenut:

    What a pleasure to read something posted by
    somebody who actually has a clue as to what
    they are talking about.

    Thank you for temporarily restoring my faith
    in mankind.



  5.  

    beatlegurl3344
    click a star to vote
    May 17th, 2008 5:21pm report


    John was inspired to write this after hearing a commercial for a breakfast cereal. Sounds weird, but...



  6.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Nov 11th, 2007 11:54am report


    This is about the last day of Paul's Life it was supposed to be followed by "A DAY IN THE LIFE" but was later moved earlier into the album.



  7.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Oct 26th, 2007 10:57am report


    This is about Paul's death. They were trying to further the rumors to get them more money through recording albums.

    ---Freddy Jay




More Beatles song meanings »


 


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]






Just Posted

Knife Party anonymous
Rainbow in the Dark anonymous
Hollow anonymous
If I Leave anonymous
When I Was Your Man anonymous
Blue On Black anonymous
You're Somebody Else anonymous
You're Somebody Else anonymous
Do for Love anonymous
Sparrow anonymous
White Winter Hymnal anonymous
The Gift anonymous
Cleopatra anonymous
Sit Still, Look Pretty anonymous
Too Close anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

How They Remember You
Rascal Flatts
The Man Who Loves You The Most
Zac Brown Band
Every Other Memory
Ryan Hurd
We Were Rich
Runaway June
Drift Away (iHeart Live)
Kane Brown
Dreamer
Trippie Redd
I See Red
Everybody Loves An Outlaw
Nobody Like Jesus
James Fortune