"Manic Monday" (Original Version)
Performed by: The Bangles (Original Version),
                        Apollonia 6 (feat. Prince) (Original Version #2)

Lyrics & Composition: Christopher (BKA "The Artist"; Prince) [1]

Arrangement: The Bangles (Original Version),
                       Prince (Original Version #2)

»Layout Designed by: Oasis Heart3 (WAFTF)
»Lyrics Courtesy of: Dusters100 (The Complete Bangles - cached on the Internet Archive)

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Six o'clock already
I was just in the middle of a dream
I was kissin' Valentino
By a crystal blue Italian stream

But I can't be late
'cause then I guess I just won't get paid
These are the days
When you wish your bed was already made.

It's just another manic Monday (oh-woe)
I wish it was Sunday (oh-woe)
'Cause that's my Fun Day (oh-woe)
My "I don't have to run"-day (oh)
It's just another manic Monday.

Have to catch an early train,
Got to be to work by nine
And if I had an air-o-plane,
I still couldn't make it on time

'Cause it takes me so long
Just to figure out what I'm gonna wear
Blame it on the train
But the boss is already there.

It's just another manic Monday (oh-woe)
I wish it was Sunday (oh-woe)
'Cause that's my Fun Day (oh-woe)
My "I don't have to run"-day (oh)
It's just another manic Monday.

All of my nights
why did my lover have to pick last night to get down
(last night, last night)

Doesn't it matter
that I have to feed the both of us, employment's down
He tells me in his bedroom voice:
"C'mon honey, let's go make some noise"
(ba ba ba baaaa)

Time, it goes so fast
(when you're having fun).

It's just another manic Monday (oh-woe)
I wish it was Sunday (oh-woe)
'Cause that's my Fun Day (oh-woe)
My I don't have to run-day (woe)
It's just another manic Monday (oh-woe)

I wish it was Sunday (oh-woe)
'Cause that's my Fun Day (oh)
It's just another manic Monday.

Oasis Heart3's Note:
[1] Prince (formerly known as "The Artist") wrote this song with the pen name, "Christopher". Prince originally performed the song with his group, Apollonia 6, but it wasn't released on an official album (until years later). He then gave the song to The Bangles, and it became world-famous as a result.

     On the Missile Innovation mini-album, he's credited by his actual, full name: Prince R(oger) Nelson. And speaking of MI, they sing a slightly different version (they left an entire verse out, among other things), so click here to get the lyrics to the MI Version.