"On Almost Any Sunday Morning" as written by Adam Duritz, Daniel John Vickrey, David A Immergluck, David Bryson and Charles Gillingham....
Take a message to your head
Just stay beside her in the bed
You were so stupid
To believe in things you couldn't see
Then make them all you want

If you haven't got the reasons
Just make up any reasons
Then pick them 'til they're torn

Take it all away
You took your coat today
But they all go back in the morning

Make a time to find your way
I got a little further today
Wash your eyes clear of anything
Make them empty circles
Dress yourself in black or Grey
I'm hungry like a wild waif or only child
This lithium is heroin to me

It makes it all withdraw
All the anger and loss
But it all keeps coming back in the morning

You keep yourself too clean
You dig yourself a dream
That we won't be coming home alone

Not this time
Not this time
Not this time
Not this time


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"On Almost Any Sunday Morning" as written by Adam Fredric Duritz David Lynn Bryson

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  • +1
    General Commentthe light of day becomes the most unbearable period of separation, regret, and recrimination on the album...

    this is the perfect concept album for the crows, and the have totally succeeded.
    dmbstanon March 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey it's me Billy Frankenstein, this song seems to be about someone who is on the fence about wheather or not he wants a relationship, in addition to that this person uis not really sure how to go about cultivating a relationship from the women he sleeps with.
    He has to remind himself or almost force himself to
    stay around and base his thoughts on them in the best light possibele. they seem not to live up to his expecctations of them or his ideals so much that he is almost in disgust over them. he is self obsesses, "keeps hiimself too clean" and dealing with mental issues from previous substance abuse, now he is on legal drugs and faces the same dilemma, they help briefly but his anger/issues surface in the morning. these issues are also preventing him from a relationship.
    i'm not so sure this person wants a relationship but he is definately obsessing about his need for one or the fact that he is not in one. he is a loner, not confident that fulfillment will come from a relationship but not fulfilled in his situation/ he wants to make himself not be criticakl oof other people almost to the point where he entirely shuts his judgment off. I believe this is autobiographical of duritz and that possibly he is on lithium from his shrink, but it is only based on my interpretation of this song.
    frankensteinon April 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHoly shit, Frank.. paragraphs man, paragraphs! They're good.
    Anyway.. I can not believe this song only has two comments.
    Counting Crows fans ought to be fucking ashamed of themselves for not commenting on this.
    I love this song. The harmonica & acoustic guitar... gives me chills.
    And Adam's voice, god... every song he writes makes me want to hug him.

    pyros411on October 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt think this song gets little support for the CC community is because it seems very disjointed. I love the feel, the guitar, the voice, but the message is very tough to extrapolate. I feel like it should be the best song on the album, but I have a lot of trouble relating to it. Adam is such an excellent lyricist, but I think the connect to the emotion behind the lyrics is either too deep or too vague. That said, the song has an excellent mood which clearly signifies depression and regret. Still one of may favorites.
    theclefeon October 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about someone needing more than to get laid but,
    is haunted by previous, relationships gone wrong,
    He wish that he could release his eyes from what he has seen
    "empty circles"
    He wants to stay this time because everything felt right but once he ejaculated he started picking the person apart until what was left was just another "Walkaway" He tries to reinforce the spirit of staying put
    luminous1on October 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionIts about regretting your Saturday nights.
    You're finally seeing things you didn't see before
    and wish you could change it
    but it's too late to go back
    so you've got to just deal with what you've done
    and move on.
    dinnie450on December 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think Adam Duritz wrote this about waking up on sunday mornings regretting who you've slept with the night before. In brighton he said something along the lines of "waking up and realizing you need to get the f**k out. Hasn't everyone had one of those mornings". That really sums it up, doesn't it.
    kingoftherainon September 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've listened to this song over 450 times according to iTunes. More, I'm sure, from burnt CDs and whatnot. I think wvmtneer (besides a horrible choice in university ;)) was exactly right. It's about a guy who loses the girl he's with because he thought there was something he was missing, something he thinks he knows but in fact isn't even real.

    "He should have stayed with her. And the hurt of his mistake can't be covered up with drugs. He knows it too well."
    rmccluskeyon November 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of my favorite crows songs ever.
    peepeeheadon June 21, 2011   Link

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