Meaning of “Everyday Is Like Sunday” by Morrissey
Everyday is like Sunday is a song by English singer and songwriter Morrissey. In the song, Morrissey compares his whole life in a boring coastal town to the dullness and emptiness that Sundays bring him. He describes Sundays with the words “gray” and “silent”. According to him, every single day of his life in that coastal town is boring, “silent” and “gray” just like Sundays are to him. His intense dislike of the boredom with his life in that town becomes so severe that he actually prays for Armageddon or nuclear bomb to come and destroy the entire town and free him from being extremely miserable.
The lyrics of Everyday Is Like Sunday are likely inspired by author Nevil Shute’s 1957 post-apocalyptic novel titled On the Beach. In the novel, Shute writes about a group of people who wait to be annihilated by a deadly nuclear radiation speedily heading towards them.
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Facts about “Everyday Is Like Sunday”
- The song was the third track from Morrissey’s debut solo studio album Viva Hate, which came out in 1988.
- The lyrics of the song were written by Morrissey, whereas the song’s melody (music) was written by producer Stephen Street.
- Stephen Street produced the track.
- The song peaked at the 9th position on the UK Singles. The song is one of Morrissey’s most famous and most covered songs. Over the years, numerous artists and bands have released their versions of the song, including the English-American rock band The Pretenders.
- The song inspired the 2013 Canadian film of the same name Everyday Is Like Sunday, which stars comedian David Dineen-Porter.