"Sunday Morning" as written by Adam Levine, Jesse Royal Carmichael, Ryan Michael Dusick, James Valentine and Mickey Madden....
Sunday morning, rain is falling
Steal some covers, share some skin
Clouds are shrouding us in moments unforgettable
You twist to fit the mold that I am in
But things just get so crazy, living life gets hard to do
And I would gladly hit the road, get up and go if I knew
That someday it would lead me back to you
That someday it would lead me back to you

That may be all I need
In darkness, she is all I see
Come and rest your bones with me
Driving slow on Sunday morning
And I never want to leave

Fingers trace your every outline
Paint a picture with my hands
Back and forth we sway like branches in a storm
Change the weather, still together when it ends

That may be all I need
In darkness, she is all I see
Come and rest your bones with me
Driving slow on Sunday morning
And I never want to leave

But things just get so crazy, living life gets hard to do
Sunday morning, rain is falling and I'm calling out to you
Singing, someday it'll bring me back to you.
Find a way to bring myself back home to you

That may be all I need
In darkness, she is all I see
Come and rest your bones with me
Driving slow on Sunday morning
Driving slow

It's flower in your hair
I'm a flower in your hair


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"Sunday Morning" as written by Adam Levine, Jesse Royal Carmichael, Ryan Michael Dusick, James Valentine, Mickey Madden

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    General CommentThis is a song that I listen to repeatedly when driving. I could never tire of the music, of the lyrics. It makes me think of a surreal life, where everything is just right and there's no particular reason why -
    JBoberton March 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI second what JBobert said. :)

    I feel like this song is one of the more cheerful songs on this album. Not that, the other songs are particularly meloncholy-- but the lyrics, and the emotion behind this one seems to me, to be particularly light and happy.
    anna118kon June 24, 2003   Link
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    General Commentall song off of "songs about jane" are in some way about sex. this song is beautiful
    my favorite off the album <3
    sweet summer sweaton April 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so great, i luv it! it just seems so sweet and serene and just puts u in a place of bliss when you listen to it.
    deepdivineon May 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song to me is about laying in bed naked all day and just being lazy and comfortable with the one you love. At least that's what I wanna do when I hear this song.
    sfgirl82on November 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song puts me in a good mood every time I hear it, and I think that is its intention. It's about being in love and that being enough-no matter what.
    ButtercupPPGon December 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThese two lines make this song my favorite on the album:

    Fingers trace your every outline
    Paint a picture with my hands

    A lot of people seem to be talking about how all of Maroon 5's songs are about sex, and while I agree that there is a definite sexual undertone to them, I think that Sunday Morning captures the sweet, subtle kind of passion that the band's aiming for in their lyrics. When you're with someone you love or care about, just touching them takes on new meaning. You're trying to memorize and worship every part of their body, and it's amazing that this type of reverance can be found in mere touch. That's what I love about Maroon 5's lyrics: they're very precise in a sense, but once you look deeper, you discover new angles.
    LoganBerryon July 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAhh, waking up on a sunday morning in the middle of winter...it's cold and raining outside and YOU don't have to get outta bed! You pull come covers over to your side of the bed ('cuz ur lover has 'hogged' them during the night) and cuddle up together nice and close. It is one of the most beautiful places to be! Making love ('back and forth we sway like branches in a storm'- I like how this ties in with the wild weather outside!) and afterwards ('change of weather') you cuddle up again and doze off ('still together when it ends').

    Can someone explain to me why the Bridge then goes:
    '....life gets hard to do...I would gladly hit it road...if I knew...it would lead me back to you' ??
    The first part is really beautiful, so why does he then say that he could happily venture off into the world if he knew that the road would one day take him back to her??
    musicinmyhearton April 09, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningThis is a gorgeous song. It is full of beautiful imagery and metaphors. The girl in the back doesn't bother me, although I do hear her now. But how it is interpreted as being very sexual does.
    The lines such as "Fingers trace your every outline Paint a picture with my hands" make the most sense when thought of as trying to imprint a memory of a wonderful moment, when a visual just won't suffice. And "Back and forth we sway like branches in a storm Change of weather still together when it ends" refers to going through hard times and changes but sticking around in the end and making it work. "Share some skin" is in reference to existing as one being, in one (metaphorical) vessel, such as a human body. "Come and rest your bones with me" is like calling your loved one back to lay down with you and just enjoy the company. Note the word "REST". It's pretty self explanatory.
    It's not a "very sexual" song. It's very loving, cute song with lyrics that only those who have been in love can truly understand and appreciate.
    CaitieRoseon January 16, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthe most beautiful song ever written, by far
    stotan12on March 09, 2003   Link

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