Philharmonic Neon – Mornin’ Girl

Philharmonic Neon – Morning Girl

Supposed meaning:  When “she” wakes up with “him”, she had sex for the first time and that makes her a woman now — which is the meaning of several ages older.  It also infers that she is “years less than 18” because she wouldn’t legally turn into a woman, until she was 18 … and now she is SEVERAL YEARS OLDER.  We are guessing she was 14 or 15.

I always thought this song was about a guy waking up next to a girl whose virginity he had taken the night before. (i.e. Love is more than just kisses). Not such an innocent song after all…hahahaha!

In the song, “You know love is more than kisses, A whole lot more” also infers that she was too young to know about sex — and only thought “love” was about kisses.  After “last night”, she knows it is a WHOLE LOT MORE THAN KISSES.



Mornin’ girl, how’d ya sleep last night?
You’re sev’ral ages older now
Your eyes have started showin’ how
The little girl’s growin’ now

Mornin’ girl, was that you last night?
Crying on the radio
Beggin’ for a way to go
To go back where love wasn’t jumbled so

Oh, no, things are different now than they were before
You know love is more than kisses
A whole lot more

Mornin’ girl, put your dreams away
And read your box of Cheerios
And powder-puff that pretty nose
And go out and find your man where the wild wind blows
Mornin’ girl



Philharmonic Neon – Mornin’ Girl — 3 Comments

  1. Not necessarily. Back when this was written, girls were expected to be virgins when they got married. The ones who didn’t wait got reputations as being ‘fast’ or ‘easy’. So we don’t know how old she is.

    What we do know is that this IS the morning after losing her virginity. And she may have slept with this guy bc she loved him and had romantic Ideas about what comes next ( forever, etc), and maybe he’s not even there when she wakes up.

    So now she knows he took advantage of her. When she’s eating her Cheerios, etc.clearly she’s alone. “Go out and find your man…” ie, ‘it’s just not gonna be me’. So now she has to face the world. She’s not the innocent girl she was yesterday.

    And she’s SURE everyone will know…’your eyes are starting to show it now’. This song has always resonated with me bc I WAS that girl.

    And believe it or not, it was literally the first song I heard that morning, hearing it for the first time, and I was positive the whole universe ‘knew’. Here we are a half century later, and even now it evokes those feelings I had that morning. Music is powerful.I heard the version of this song by The Lettermen, and I felt nothing. It was too soft, too flowing.

    No, what that girl is feeling that morning, you NEED that discordent, pushy kind of music behind it to illustrate how off kilter she feels.

    • Wow, thanks for sharing your true life experience of this song. What a surreal experience to hear that very song the morning after living it!

      I was going to comment on the first interpretation and pretty much say what you did – that back then girls were more or less expected to be innocent in such things when they got married. Actual age had nothing to do with said innocence, much like being 18 didn’t automatically made a girl a woman. It just made them legal enough.

      A girl’s first experience does “age” them pretty quickly, but not literally. So no, it doesn’t necessarily mean the girl in the song was way underage.

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