"Gloomy Sunday" as written by and Rezso/javor Seress....
Sunday is gloomy
My hours are slumber less
Dearest the shadows
I live with are numberless
Little white flowers
Will never awaken you
Not where the black 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

Sunday is gloomy
With shadows I spend it all
My heart and I have decided
To end it all
Soon there'll be flowers and prayers
That are said I know
But 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

I was only dreaming
I wake and I find you asleep
In the deep of my heart dear
Darling I hope
That my dream never haunted you
My heart is telling you
How much I wanted you
Gloomy Sunday
Gloomy Sunday

Lyrics submitted by Charisse

"Gloomy Sunday" as written by Rezso Seress Laszlo Javor

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentIt's said that right after this song was recorded, some people that heard it killed themselves. Some countries banned people from playing it. Eventually the writer killed himself because he couldn't write another hit after it. I don't know if it's true, but that's just what I read. I really like this song. It's kind of depressing, but if you listen to it all the way to the end, it has a good ending.
    MrReallyBigBadManon April 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentActually.. the ending of the song(3rd verse about waking up and it was only a dream) was only added because it was banned from the radio stations in the late 1800s and 1900s. So he added that 3rd verse to get some playtime back. Yes people did kill themselves to it as well as the writer. This is not a good ending song.. its about suicide and is very dark but by far the most beautiful song I've ever heard.
    bigbadpeteyon June 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSuch dark, emotional lyrics. Yeah I've also heard about the reputation this song has. Wow, who was the person he/she wrote if for? I love the line "Little white flowers will never awaken you" That's brilliant. This song makes me sad as well. I'd like to die to this song however, in the end...
    Mode000on October 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLyrically I sort of wish the 3rd verse was never added, even if it is nice. Sort of changes the complexion of the song. But it's still beautiful
    Sirius1on March 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've heard the song was composed by a hungarian solider who went to war and when he returned, his lover had died. I've heard that spent the rest of his days in a cheep pub where he drank a lot and composed this song. The original version is in hungarian and it's very profound and emotional, hypnotic I may say. It's very, very beautiful and strong, goes straight to the heart and beyond... careful...
    deeana5on July 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe most beautiful song in the world.
    Just_AThoughton May 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyup its all true. you should watch the actual movie gloomy sunday. it wasnt just a few people. it was more like 157 or something like that. when this song was originally recorded it was only piano and had no lyrics. the pianist played at a local restaurant and people came from all over to hear the song only to later commit suicide. it was said that the song needed no words, that when you heard it, it spoke to you. it only made it pleasant for those who were already unhappy with themselves to actually go through with it. after the suicides the writer couldnt deal with the pressure, everyone calling him a murderer. He later added lyrics to the song. You should see the struggle and the meaning behind it. His death is unexpected, but at the same time you could see it coming because you could see how he chages every time he plays it or hears it. Its like it calls to him, takes a piece of him with it. violins and such were added later and thats how it sounds more like the versions you hear today... but nothing compares to the original which i still cannot find. Its beautiful.
    darenotspeakon March 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentoh yeah and it was in hungarian. The movie is in hungarian too, but if you can get your hands on it, it had english subtitle, but i promise you wont regret watching it.
    darenotspeakon March 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIs there a way to get it without that last verse? It would completely change it... I feel naive, I wanted to die to Seize the Day.. But this would be much better.
    MSIISMon August 16, 2009   Link
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    General Comment^Emilie Autumn has recorded a version without the last verse. You can youtube it.
    PyrateNemoon March 24, 2010   Link

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