Never On Sunday
Les Baxter Lyrics


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Oh, you can kiss me on a Monday
A Monday, a Monday is very, very good
Or you can kiss me on a Tuesday
A Tuesday, a Tuesday, in fact I wish you would
Or you can kiss me on a Wednesday
A Thursday, a Friday and Saturday is best
But never, never on a Sunday
A Sunday, a Sunday, 'cause that's my day of rest

Most any day you can be my guest
Any day you say, but my day of rest
Just name the day that you like the best
Only stay away on my day of rest

Oh, you can kiss me on a cool day, a hot day
A wet day, which everyone you choose
Or try to kiss me on a gray day, a May day
A pay day, and see if I refuse
And if you make it on a bleak day




A freak day, a week day, why you can be my guest
But never, never on a Sunday

Overall Meaning

The song "Never on Sunday" by Les Baxter tells the story of a person who is willing to be kissed by someone they love any day of the week, except on Sunday. The lyrics are playful and upbeat, and the phrasing of the lines is rhythmic and catchy. The reason behind the singer's refusal to be kissed on Sunday is that it's their day of rest, which is a nod to the religious significance of the day. The song is a romantic tale of a person who enjoys the company of their lover and is open to being kissed any day, but still holds on to their religious beliefs and abides by them.


The lyrics also suggest that the singer is a fun-loving person by encouraging their lover to kiss them on any other day of the week. The song is a reflection of how important respect and boundaries are in a relationship. The singer sets a clear boundary by stating that they won't be kissed on Sunday because it is their day of rest, and their lover should respect that. The lyrics and melody blend together flawlessly to make for an enjoyable listening experience.


Line by Line Meaning

Oh, you can kiss me on a Monday
I will gladly accept your kiss on any given Monday.


A Monday, a Monday is very, very good
Monday is a great day for kissing, in fact it's one of the best days.


Or you can kiss me on a Tuesday
I wouldn't mind a kiss from you on a Tuesday.


A Tuesday, a Tuesday, in fact I wish you would
Tuesday is a good day for kissing, I actually hope you'd like to kiss me on Tuesday.


Or you can kiss me on a Wednesday
You have the option to give me a kiss on Wednesday as well.


A Thursday, a Friday and Saturday is best
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are the best days to receive kisses.


But never, never on a Sunday
Under no circumstances should you kiss me on a Sunday.


A Sunday, a Sunday, 'cause that's my day of rest
I reserve Sundays to rest and I would prefer not to be bothered with anything other than that.


Most any day you can be my guest
You are welcome to kiss me on most days.


Any day you say, but my day of rest
Except for Sundays, you can choose any day to kiss me.


Just name the day that you like the best
Pick a day that works best for you to give me a kiss.


Only stay away on my day of rest
Do not disturb me on Sunday, allow me to rest.


Oh, you can kiss me on a cool day, a hot day
Temperature is not a factor, you can kiss me on any day regardless of the weather.


A wet day, which everyone you choose
Whether it's raining or not, it doesn't matter, you can still kiss me on that day.


Or try to kiss me on a gray day, a May day
If the day is dull or uneventful, such as a plain day in May, you can still try your luck with a kiss.


A pay day, and see if I refuse
Even on payday, when I'm focused on other things, you can still attempt to kiss me and see if I allow it.


And if you make it on a bleak day
Even on a depressing day, you still have a chance to kiss me.


A freak day, a week day, why you can be my guest
Unusual or uncommon days, or even weekdays, are acceptable for kissing.


But never, never on a Sunday
I cannot stress enough that you must avoid giving me kisses on Sundays.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Manos Hadjidakis, Billy Towne

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