"Sunday Morning Coming Down" as written by and Kris Kristofferson....
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
And I shaved my face and combed my hair,
And stumbled down the stairs to meet the day

I'd smoked my brain the night before on cigarettes and songs
That I'd been pickin'
But I lit my first, and watched a small kid cussin' at a can
That he was kickin'
Then I crossed the empty street and caught the Sunday smell
Of someone fryin'chickin
And it took me back to somethin' that I had lost somehow,
Somewhere along the way

[Chorus]
On the Sunday morning sidewalk, wishin' Lord that I was stoned
Cause there is something in a Sunday, makes a body feel alone
And there is nothing short of die'n, half a lonesome as the sound
On the sleepin' city sidewalks, Sunday morning coming down

In the park I saw a daddy,
With 'w(?)' laughin' little girl who he was swingin'
And I stopped beside a Sunday school,
And listened to a song that 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

[Chorus]
On the Sunday morning sidewalk, wishing Lord that I was stoned
Cause there is something in a Sunday, make a body feel alone
And there is nothing short of die'n, half a lonesome as the sound
On the sleepin' city sidewalks, Sunday morning coming do


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"Sunday Morning Coming Down" as written by Kris Kristofferson

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    General CommentJohnny Cash does a good version of this song.
    myownprison333on July 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics are wrong..

    the third line isnt 'it didnt hurt' it is part of the 2nd line and it says 'THAT didnt hurt'
    nails_in_my_feeton December 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentJohnny Cash was a man that could take any song and make it his. When doing a song that had been recorded by someone else, he usually improved the song. However good his version of this song is, and it is good, it isn't better than Kristofferson's.

    I suggest that anyone that doesn't know how Cash came to do this song read a bit about it, it's a nice story.
    givemebeeron December 28, 2005   Link
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    Song MeaningGreat song any young, single musician can relate to.
    a1anorthon January 29, 2013   Link

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