Sunday is gloomy
The hours are slumber less
Dearest the shadows
I live with are numberless

Little white flowers
Will never awaken you
Not where the dark coach
Of sorrow has taken you

Angels have no thought
Of ever returning you
Would they be angry
If I thought of joining you?

Gloomy Sunday

Gloomy is Sunday
With shadows I spend it all
My heart and I
Have decided to end it all

Soon there'll be prayers
and candles are lit, I know
Let them not weep
Let them know that I'm glad to go

Death is no dream
For in death I'm caressing you
With the last breath of my soul
I'll be blessing you

Gloomy Sunday

Dreaming, I was only dreaming
I wake and I find you asleep
In the deep of my heart here

Darling I hope
That my dream hasn't haunted you
My heart is telling you
How much I wanted you

Gloomy Sunday,
Gloomy Sunday,
Gloomy Sunday
...Sunday

Gloomy Sunday
...Sunday
...Sunday
...Sunday
...Sunday
...Sunday
...Sunday
...Sunday


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    General CommentThis "is a song composed by Hungarian pianist and composer RezsÅ‘ Seress in 1933 to a Hungarian poem written by László Jávor (original Hungarian title of both song and poem "Szomorú vasárnap" (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈsomoruː ˈvɒʃaːrnÉ’p]), in which the singer mourns the untimely death of a lover and contemplates suicide." from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…

    There are many notable singers who have recorded this song. The definitive version is generally considered the one recorded by Billy Holiday in 1941.

    I absolutely love the Portishead version so I posted the lyrics. The original Hungarian song lacks the final verse where the singer realizes she is only dreaming and awakes to find her lover by her side. Personally I think the song is more powerful in the original without the happy ending.

    Here are a couple additional links:
    snopes.com/music/songs/…
    classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com/2009/03/…

    And here is the song in Hungarian:
    youtube.com/…

    ShootTheM14on July 27, 2009   Link

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