"Sunday Morning" as written by and Todd N. Terry....
I remember when I was young
Feeling sick on Sunday morning
I don't want to do it anymore

Standing in a line with a dirty mind
Clean it up on Sunday morning
I don't want to do it anymore

One day a week we turn the cheek
One day a week we turn the cheek
Oh, how we'd kneel down
Oh, we were so quiet
Never any light there
I don't care, it's not right there

Get up early, do your hair
Sunday best on Sunday morning
Well, I don't want to see it anymore

Tea and toast in the social hall
We had it all on Sunday morning
I don't want to see it anymore

We come in fear , to worship here
We come in fear , to worship here

Oh, how we'd kneel down
Oh, we were so quiet
Never any light there
I don't care, it's not right there

It's wrong to feel, it's wrong to care
You must not steal, you must not swear

Oh, how we'd kneel down
Oh, we were so quiet
Never any light there
I don't care, it's not right there

I don't want to do it anymore
I don't want to see it anymore

Sunday morning
Sunday morning
Sunday morning
Sunday morning
Sunday morning


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"Sunday Morning" as written by Todd N. Terry

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    General Commenthe has an obvious disdain for religion, seen thru the eyes of his childhood. catholic / orthodox overtones for sure.
    rajwoodsonon July 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOne could be forgiven for just assuming a disdain for religion with a surface listen to this song. But I do not think it is as simple as that. Yes, the point of view is of one who was indoctrinated into a strict religion but it is not the point of view of the child, but that of the grown person looking back on what he got out of that experience.

    It, to me, seems that what he was taught was to be religious on Sunday. That religion was a suit you wore one day of the week to show others how presentable you could be. The lines specifically say 'one day a week, we turn the cheek' and 'clean it up on Sunday morning'. The implication here is that the other six days you get a pass as long as you do what is expected and are appropriately contrite on the Sunday. That somehow saying I'm sorry one day a week absolves you for perpetual horrid behaviour as a life choice.

    The lines 'it's wrong to feel, it's wrong to care' followed by the 'you must not steal, you must not swear' reinforce that as they say it's okay to be selfish and not care about others as long as your outward actions do not go against the group. A disjoint between what you feel inside and how you present yourself to society. The difference between having a solid moral system and simply following the laws.

    I do not see this as a rejection of religion but a rejection of religious dogma and hypocrisy. People should do good because it is the right thing, not because it's what others want. It should also be a way of life, not a show you make on Sunday morning.
    BekkaZon December 09, 2016   Link

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