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Monday, Monday

Monday, January 19, 2015

One of my favorite groups from the 60s is The Mamas and the Papas. Their harmonies and sense of family were a great comfort for a young boy like me struggling to figure out how he fit in with the world. I love their song "Monday, Monday" because it sums up how I feel about the first work day of the week.

Monday, Monday, so good to me;
Monday morning, it was all I hoped it would be.

Yes, ultimately it's a breakup song, but it's also about love. Love that might be fleeting or distant. And the melody is more uplifting than sadder songs like the Carpenters' "Rainy Days and Mondays" even if the lyrics share the same sadness. It's the yearning that I most identify with, that hope that Monday evening will be as good as Monday morning is.

Fast forward nearly 50 years, and I am in an amazing relationship that gives me great joy every day. I have truly found the life that makes Monday morning guarantee that Monday evening he will still be here with me.

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    So sweet and good how grateful you are!
    During my childhood there was a group that didn't translate the songs but adapted them to the nearest sound in Spanish. "Monday, Monday" was "Dónde, dónde puedes estar? Dónde, dónde te podría yo encontrar. Dónde te escondes que no oyes los gritos de mi corazón. Ven. por favor..." The translation (You'll laugh): "Where, where can you be, where, where can I found you. Where do you hide that you don't listen the cries from my heart. Come, please..." Although I was a girl, I wanted to find the love of my life, and I knew that he was far away. I thought he was going to bring me to his planet! Remember that aliens where in fashion too!
    1329 days ago
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    Aww you are so sweet Steve. I'm glad you found the love of your life and you know what true love is all about. It's amazing. I also have found the love of my life and it's so wonderful when you could say how you feel. I'm so glad for you both. May you have many many more years together forever. On another note, my favorite music is from the 60's, 70's and 80's. It brings me memories of growing up too.
    2229 days ago
    I loved the Mamas and the Papas. Loved Cass Elliott especially.

    2230 days ago
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    Great you've got such a fabulous relationship.
    2230 days ago
    2231 days ago
    That is so sweet! Love the song, too.
    2231 days ago
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    Aww, that's so sweet. Did you ever imagine you'd be so blessed?

    I was a kid in the '60s too. The Mamas & The Papas were great. Now they'll be singing Monday Monday and probably a few other of their songs in my head all night!
    2231 days ago
    Grew up on the Mamas and Papas!
    2231 days ago
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    Another thing we have in common! I LOVE the Mamas & the Papas! I have all of their records and still listen to them frequently. Did you ever hear their version of "My Heart Stood Still"?
    2231 days ago
    Glad you've found that special match...gotta say, I love the Mamas & the Papas too!
    2231 days ago
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