Jimmy Buffett‘s looking forward to Monday, even though most of us are wishing it to never come. Why on earth can’t Buffett wait for Monday?
“Come Monday,” The Song’s Inspiration
In 1974, Buffett released his song “Come Monday” as one of the singles from his album Living and Dying in 3/4 Time. This song of his was based on a real experience. It was a song he wrote when he was missing his then-girlfriend, Jane Slagsvol, now his wife. This means that the song was written in 1973, during the Labor Day weekend as it was mentioned at the beginning of the song.
Headin’ up to San Francisco
For the Labor Day weekend show
That’s one of the downsides of constantly touring. You have to stay away from the people you love for a little while.
“Come Monday” is about the narrator being excited to get back to his lover. He’s busy taking some tour for a couple of days, but his mind is often thinking of his lover. He waits for Monday to come as quickly as it can so he can hold his lover in his arms.
The Music Video
At the beginning of the video above, Buffett shared how the music video for the song was made. He says that since they don’t have enough money for making the video, they improvised. The model was his wife, Jane, the truck was his, and so is the boat. The people in the video are people he knows. The music video may not be of high-quality production, but it doesn’t matter. We certainly felt his song in this video.
His single may have reached number fifty-eight on the country chart, but this is one of the songs he often performs in his concerts. Furthermore, “Come Monday” secured a spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary Chart.
Now we know why Jimmy Buffett can’t wait for Monday