Beatles: Good Morning Good Morning Meaning
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Song Released: 1967
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Good Morning Good Morning Lyrics
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...
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.
anonymous 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'.
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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.
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