Meaning of “Everyday Is Like Sunday” by Morrissey

Everyday Is Like Sunday 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.

Favorite Line from the Song

Here is our favorite line from the lyrics of Everyday Is Like Sunday: Trudging slowly over wet sand Back to the bench where your clothes were stolen.

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.

11 Responses

  1. Mark Hammond says:

    I believe this song is about my home town, Hartlepool, once a proud and thriving shipbuilding town, the last shipyard closed in 1963 and the dock land area stood derelict until attempts to improve it began in the 90s. In 1986 however a rock concert was staged in the deserted dock area and attracted many top bands of the day, including Madness, Morrissey attended as a spectator and was obviously not impressed by the urban decay that he witnessed, and a visit to the beach with its sea coal wouldn’t have improved things

  2. Anonymous says:

    I was told it was about Morecambe but seems it’s about Southend on sea.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I was told it was Borth near Abersystwyth

  4. R.K-W. says:

    I was always told that it was based on trips to Morecambe, a more likely destination for a working class lad from Manchester. The place certainly fits the bill.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Having spend a few youthful nights sleeping on the beach in Morecambe, I relate to this song… a lot

  6. Kerouac fan says:

    I like seaside towns. Especially out of season.

  7. Twisting My Melon says:

    The music video is filmed in Southend on Sea.
    At one point you can see a bar called Luke’s, it was my named after an old mate of mine who’s Dad owned it.

  8. Twisting My Melon says:

    Should have said some of it is filmed in Southend on Sea.

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