Curtis Mayfield - Blue Monday People Lyrics




Some people feel so empty
All their problems and hurt of pride
You make me so happy sweet baby
Love is by my side
Waking up now in the morning
A little morning sigh
Ready not to get it together
We know temptation
Don't tell the whole story
But you and me baby
We have taken inventory
We Blue Monday people
And I know there's a few
I don't know your problems
Only you know how to solve them
When seasons are strong
Sometimes your life don't get along
But when cupboards are bare
Our love we can share

Truth is not the whole question
What is the answer you hide?
The system need us
But it's trying to mislead us
They know this money don't feed us

Depression ain't just
Quite what you promised
Won't you mister be honest
Acting like a child
Sometimes we get wild
Right when the loving is strong
We don't want to get along
Don't have to listen to me
One day you may see
We Blue Monday people
Just trying in a strain
Life breaking our hearts
I'm so tired it's a shame
This hustling affair
Ain't the way I even care
We'll be together in spite
Of the crimes of the night
Crimes of the night
Crimes of the night

Need someone to see me through
Need someone to comfort me
Sometimes you can let me be
Just let me be

Depression ain't just
Quite what you promised
Won't you mister be honest
Acting like a child
Sometimes we get wild
Right when the loving is strong
We don't want to get along
Don't have to listen to me
One day you may see
We Blue Monday people
And I know there's a few
I don't know your problems
Only you know hot to solve them
When seasons are strong
Sometimes your life don't get along
But when cupboards are bare
Our love we can share

We're Blue Monday people





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Curtis Mayfield Blue Monday People Comments
  1. ItsJustJodie Love

    Blue Monday people.memories

  2. Undaground Style

    It's tha Criminal Manne

  3. Albert Cornish

    Real shit right here

  4. Larico Plummer

    Mayfield an Hutch is a Memphis 10 Anthem. Plz believe it.

  5. Linda Bishop

    Touching ME !

  6. Sir Brian Barratt-Boyes

    Some people feel so empty
    All their problems and hurt of pride
    You make me so happy sweet baby
    Love is by my side
    Waking up now in the morning
    A little morning sigh
    Ready not to get it together
    We know temptation
    Don't tell the whole story
    But you and me baby
    We have taken inventory
    We Blue Monday people
    And I know there's a few
    I don't know your problems
    Only you know how to solve them
    When seasons are strong
    Sometimes your life don't get along
    But when cupboards are bare
    Our love we can share

    Truth is not the whole question
    Truth is not the whole question
    What is the answer you hide? (answer you hide)
    The system need us
    But it's trying to mislead us
    They know this money don't feed us

    Depression ain't just
    Quite what you promised
    Won't you mister be honest
    Acting like a child
    Sometimes we get wild
    Right when the loving is strong
    We don't want to get along
    Don't have to listen to me
    One day you may see
    We Blue Monday people
    Just trying in a strain (We Blue Monday people)
    Life breaking our hearts
    I'm so tired it's a shame (We Blue Monday people)
    This hustling affair
    Ain't the way I even care
    We'll be together in spite
    Of the crimes of the night
    Crimes of the night
    Crimes of the night
    Need someone to see me through
    Need someone to comfort me
    Sometimes you can let me be
    Just let me be

  7. ItsJustJodie Love

    The album cover is as deep as the record

  8. ItsJustJodie Love

    The individual that uploaded this song is a very different spirit

  9. Wes Kim

    any asian here? jus curious

  10. marcus.

    mane...™

    #datPimpn 👑♊

  11. Nathaniel Haynes

    I was in the seventh grade when this album came out. I am now 55 years old and still love it

    Dd Dd

    Nathaniel Haynes Curtis was a god.

  12. mark Johnson

    This song right here is the working class anthem ! M

  13. love one

    Sampled by the beatminerz,the song is "open"

  14. Valerie Brown Cheers

    They don't make music like this no more , no way! Take note America!

  15. Atl ross

    Blue Monday People is a beautiful song to reflect the challenges we all seemingly face everyday...."the system need us, but it's trying to mislead us. They know this little money don't feed us..."

  16. oneal0133

    keep puttin it down M-Town. Orange Mound 38114 representin

    El Dee

    Raleigh here...

  17. edward diaz

    Two Americas. most white americans have cars poor whites latinos & blacks have to take public transportation!

  18. Jane Fammé

    Blue Monday People is a beautiful Wake up call from a prophet in my time. He still speaks to us Thank you Jesus "Play it again America " Curtis Mayfield on the top of the List

    Mary Garrette

    Jane Fammé p

  19. jesus lord

    #KEEPTHISPIMPINGOINGSTRONG....#MEMPHIS,TENNESSEE

    Bella Sunshine Jackson

    Amen! #MemphisTn

    986peabody

    Ain’t it mane

    Larico Plummer

    Wut you said

  20. jesus lord

    #Memphis,Tennessee...#LUUUUUUVEWILLIE HUTCH.......#BLUEMONDAYPEOPLE

  21. jesus lord

    #CLUB PIMPIN IN OUR CLUBS.......#OLE SCHOOL PIMPIN....DURTY SOUTH...#MEMPHIS.....TENNESSESSE

  22. jesus lord

    #MEMPHIS,TN...........#PIMPIN PLAYIN IN THE CLUBS....##.....DOWN HERE IN THE DURTY SOUTH!!!!!#

  23. jesus lord

    This is what we PLAY IN THE CLUBS IN ##MEMPHIS, TN..

    Buck McRee

    Fuck yeah we do

    marcus.

    mane...™ ✌🏿

    #datPimpn👑

  24. jesus lord

    ##MEMPHIS TEN,,,,,,CLUB PIMPIN...BLUE MONDAY PEOPLE

    Natalia Jones

    jesus lord Raifords, on Sunday’s ❤️

  25. Lester Caldwell

    The late great brother Curtis Mayfield a Prophet from the very beginning

    The Real Jay Eaton

    Man...... seems like the greats were born too soon.. yet they live forever!!

    Nathaniel Haynes

    You are 100% correct

  26. Vleydson Santos

    obrigado !!!

  27. Rajive Patel

    Every day i have to fight. But at the end of the Amilia it is your love for me that make right

    mimi free

    Beautiful

  28. Tabasco5240

    Great music.

  29. ANTHONY MINOR

    Curtis says it the best in this song

  30. BigDipper13

    The music, the message, the VOICE ... bring a fucking tear to my eye. RIP to the gawd.

  31. Solomon-Yadai Israel

    i grow up listening to curtis Mayfield

    Enrique Barrera

    God bless. You. From Spain. Curtís my hero

  32. Fia K.

    Curtis spent his life trying to tell the people something, and as you can see none listened. It's worst today than yesterday, and no tomorrow promised.

    Alex Rinaldi

    Fia K. alot of people listened your listening do something people love to be pessimist but dont realise that it takes faith to accomplish things and the fear you have is evil it's hard to explain but you can't do anything becuase you dont believe it's possible that's the problem today, people are overwhelmed by all the terrible things going on they don't tackle any of them they just cower in fear and things just get worse

    Alex Rinaldi

    it also stems from skewed morals and values in today's America all anyone wants is fame whether for being worthy of it or not it's a goal of many people. the first part of what you said is very true curtis spent his life trying to convey a message to people and you don't see that In many of the musicians you see today they don't make music for the love of the art or to get somthing through to people they just go along with the trends and try to appeal to people on most basic levels I've never been moved by a clever yet empty egotistical statement idk i dont hate that but I hate that very few people write music completely from the soul without being afraid being judged I don't understand how when you look at a mass of unsophisticated ignorant trend following saps that just want to criticise everyone and everything to be loved, that anyone would really fear there judgement anyway they don't matter there just the people history forgets

    Alex Rinaldi

    but dont listen to me listen to curtis it's all there you listen to the lines but dont hear the whole story read the lyrics

    Fia K.

    I know the lyrics, I know the music, I know the times it mention, I knew the man. But as you put it don't listen to me, listen to the music.

    OG Readmore

    It is very easy to look at the darkness and state none listened. But give the young credit, they are trying. Dissension is what they want, and intelligence is found in every generation, as is love. I thank generations past for paving things that are possible, and for efforts that are unspoken and unheard of, thank you.

  33. Kenni Wells

    Know ***

  34. Kenni Wells

    Folks don't knee about this!

    Tabasco5240

    +Kenni Wells I love Curtis

    The Real Jay Eaton

    this is real music,,,,,,,,

  35. Holly Godwin

    True art, good for the soul, beautiful music .. Nothing quite like it.

  36. 33340Jamel

    america today is no good!!!

    Joel Allen

    33340Jamel theres still a lot more good than bad here my friend. :)

    Anderson Fields

    Agreed!!!! Never have.

  37. saintemarion boddie-taylor

    GLORY HALLELUJAH !!! THIS SONG IS FOR TALKIN' ABOUT WHAT SOUL CHILDREN SHOULD BE DOIN' IN THE 21ST CENTURY, WAKE UP BLUE MONDAY PEOPLE AND BE THEE ACTIVIST OF LOVE AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS WE WERE INTENDED TO BE !!! TALK ABOUT J-E-S-U-S, LOVE ACTIVIST !!! AMEN.

  38. emdeethelegend

    I need everyone to learn what "Blue Monday People" really mean! I promise you'll enjoy this a little bit more! My Favorite artist of ALL-TIME!!!

  39. jimmy ray nem

    mane... (sumtimez, aint no reazon 2say anythang els -- this that damn pimp'n mane)

  40. El Dee

    Can't you smell the soul on this joint? On the breakdown starting @ 1:26, those are actual handclaps. PURE SOUL...no machines...do it cha' damn self!!!

  41. Bennie Shields

    actin like a child sometimes we get when the love is so strong

  42. Bennie Shields

    wakin up at 9 in the morning feeling a little warm inside

  43. The02793

    A couple years ago this song was nowhere to be seen on Youtube. Glad to have found this. Thanks for posting.

  44. Bennie Shields

    YES IT IS

  45. Bennie Shields

    THEY DONT KNOW BOUT THIS I AGREE REAL PIMPN

  46. Brother Gerald Fishing

    His music lives on

  47. kdy1973

    Real Pimpin.... These youngsters need to get up on this.

  48. Yogyasoulboy retired

    1975 - Apres disco, if you got lucky in the club ! Usual Curtis brilliance.

  49. Chiefclinton

    there"s no curtis like music today

  50. El Dee

    I can't stop replaying this!!!!!!!

  51. Uri ol

    Fantastic !

  52. lbgreat30

    Greatness

  53. wunii697

    Folks dont know about this. This is the real thing here.

    ItsJustJodie Love

    Yes sir

  54. Adrian Lowery

    Classic!