♫ Song No. 7 – Monday Morning

Song of the Week. Horay *insert exclamation mark*

Although today is not Monday, and it’s definitely not morning time in Beirut, the song – even though not very convenient with the actual time – is still worth honoring today in this post.

If you haven’t guessed it yet, the song is:

Monday Morning by Death Can for Cutie (1997 and present)
Album: [2011] Codes and Keys

Death Cab for Cutie (from left to right):
Nick Harmer, Ben Gibbard, Christopher Walla, and Jason McGerr.

Although their music has been listed under various genres like Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative Rock, and even Emo, Death Cab for Cutie is an American Alternative Rock band formed back in 1997 in Bellingham, Washington. There have occurred some changes in band members, but currently, the band is composed of: Ben Gibbard [vocals, piano, and guitar] (who is also known for his unique lyrical style), Nick Harmer [bass], Christopher Walla [production, guitar, and keyboards], and last but not least, Jason McGerr [drums].  The band’s name is taken from the song “Death Cab for Cutie” by The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band featured in The Beatles 1967 film, Magical Mystery Tour.

The band has released seven albums, five of them are EPs, and one is demo to date. One of these albums is Codes and Keys released on May 31, 2011. It’s the seventh studio album for the band. On November 30, 2011, the album was nominated in the 54th Grammy Awards for Best Alternative Music Album.

Codes and Keys (2011) – Death Cab for Cutie

About the Monday Morning:

Death Cab For Cutie’s front-man and principal songwriter Ben Gibbard married actress and musician Zooey Deschanel in September 2009 at a ceremony near Seattle. Unsurprisingly fans wanted to know how much of Codes and Keys was written about his new wife. In an interview with Jam! Music prior to the release of the album, Gibbard responded to that very question. He said: “There are moments on the new album – like ‘Stay Young, Go Dancing’ or the first verse of ‘Monday Morning’ – that are about my wife. I love Double Fantasy. I love Ram. I love marriage records. And I’m very aware that given the fact that I’m married to a person who is very well known, the assumption is going to be I’m referring to Zooey. Sometimes I am, and sometimes I’m not. That’s just something people need to deal with in their own way.”The couple announced their separation in November, 2011 after two years of marriage.

She may be young but she only likes old things,
And modern music it ain’t to her taste,
She loves the natural light, captured in black and white,
She sees mirages of mountain ranges,
Within a blink of her eyes it changes,
Back to the open plain, oh no she can’t explain.I cry out “Love keep your arms around me”,
I am a bird that’s in need of grounding,
I’m built to fly away, I never learned how to stay.The night is gonna fall and the vultures will surround you,
And when you’re lookin’ in the mirror what you see is gon’ astound you.
But all these lines and greys refine, they are the maps of our design,
Of what began on a Monday morning.Monday morning, Monday morning,
Ooh, ooh,
Monday morning, Monday morning,
Ooh, ooh,The night is gonna fall and the vultures will surround you,
And when you’re lookin’ in the mirror what you see is gon’ astound you.
But all these lines and greys refine, they are the maps of our design,
Of what began on a Monday morning.Oh yes the night is gonna fall, and the vultures will surround you,
And when you’re lookin’ in the mirror what you see is gon’ astound you.
And all the glow of you from inside the room,
Is burning on inside of you, it all began on a Monday morning.

Monday morning, Monday morning,
Ooh, ooh.

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~ by Núr on August 1, 2013.

4 Responses to “♫ Song No. 7 – Monday Morning”

  1. I am a big fan of death cab for cutie! they’re touring Europe this summer.

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  2. Obviously I’m a fan too. And yeah, they are on tour. As far as I know, they started on July 4, I believe.

    Thank you for stopping by, btw. (:

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  3. No problem! You have interesting topics! Its so cool.

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  4. I LOVE THIS SONG!! <3<3<3

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