"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
With cigarettes and songs
That I've 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 chicken
And it took me back to something that I'd lost somehow
Somewhere along the way

On the sunday morning sidewalk
Wishing lord that I was stoned
'Cause there's something in a sunday
That makes a body feel alone

And there's nothing short of dying
Half as lonesome as the sound
On the sleeping city sidewalk
Sunday morning coming down

In the park I saw a daddy with a laughing little girl who he was swingin
And I stopped beside the Sunday school
And listened to the song that they were singing

Then I headed back for home and somewhere far away a lonely bell was ringing
And it echoed thru the canyon like the disappearing dreams of yesterday

On the sunday morning sidewalk
Wishing lord that I was stoned
'Cause there's something in a sunday
That makes a body feel alone

And there's nothing short of dying
Half as lonesome as the sound
On the sleeping city sidewalk
Sunday morning coming down


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"Sunday Mornin' Comin' 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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