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Sunday Morning Coming Down – Kris Kristofferson

June 15, 2008

Well I woke up Sunday morning,
With no way to hold my head that didn’t hurt.
And the beer I had for breakfast wasn’t bad,
So I had one more for dessert.
Then I fumbled through my closet for my clothes,
And found my cleanest dirty shirt.
An’ I shaved my face and combed my hair,
An’ stumbled down the stairs to meet the day.

I’d smoked my brain the night before,
On cigarettes and songs I’d been pickin’.
But I lit my first and watched a small kid,
Cussin’ at a can that he was kicking.
Then I crossed the empty street,
‘n caught the Sunday smell of someone fryin’ chicken.
And it took me back to somethin’,
That I’d lost somehow, somewhere along the way.

On the Sunday morning sidewalk,
Wishing, Lord, that I was stoned.
‘Cos there’s something in a Sunday,
Makes a body feel alone.
And there’s nothin’ short of dyin’,
Half as lonesome as the sound,
On the sleepin’ city sidewalks:
Sunday mornin’ comin’ down.

In the park I saw a daddy,
With a laughin’ little girl who he was swingin’.
And I stopped beside a Sunday school,
And listened to the song they were singin’.
Then I headed back for home,
And somewhere far away a lonely bell was ringin’.
And it echoed through the canyons,
Like the disappearing dreams of yesterday.

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3 comments

  1. Jeez this is a cool song. It’s like a scribble of a diary entry turned into a song!

    Gilbert C

    http://www.MusicAndLies.wordpress.com


  2. You are right.

    Take a look at the language. Look how he repeats sounds in the words he uses. The poetic term is alliteration.

    Example: B sound – Beer I had for Breakfast wasn’t bad
    ST sound – Stumbled down the stairs
    H sound – hold my head that didn’t hurt
    C/K sound – cussin’ at a can he was kickin’

    It’s poetry. Kris is the man.


  3. Boys that sounds like our Sunday mornings together.that was an amazing tune paully thanks for that



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