Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Kris Kristofferson
album: Track in album Singer / Songwriter
release date: 1991-10-8
popularity : 13 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 4:05

Cover Art

Johnny Cash Singer / Songwriter cover art
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Well, I woke up Sunday morning
With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt.
And the beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad,
So I had one more for dessert.
Then I fumbled in my closet through my clothes
And found my cleanest dirty shirt.
Then I washed my face and combed my hair
And stumbled down the stairs to meet the day.

I'd smoked my mind the night before
With cigarettes and songs I'd been picking.
But I lit my first and watched a small kid
Playing with a can that he was kicking.
Then I walked across the street
And caught the Sunday smell of someone frying chicken.
And Lord, it took me back to something that I'd lost
Somewhere, somehow along the way.

On a Sunday morning sidewalk,
I'm wishing, Lord, that I was stoned.
'Cause there's something in a Sunday
That makes a body feel alone.
And there's nothing short a' dying
That's half as lonesome as the sound
Of the sleeping city sidewalk
And Sunday morning coming down.

In the park I saw a daddy
With a laughing little girl that he was swinging.
And I stopped beside a Sunday school
And listened to the songs they were singing.
Then I headed down the street,
And somewhere far away a lonely bell was ringing,
And it echoed through the canyon
Like the disappearing dreams of yesterday.

On a Sunday morning sidewalk,
I'm wishing, Lord, that I was stoned.
'Cause there's something in a Sunday
That makes a body feel alone.
And there's nothing short a' dying
That's half as lonesome as the sound
Of the sleeping city sidewalk
And Sunday morning coming down.


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Jody and the Kid
  • 2 From the Bottle to the Bottom
  • 3 Me and Bobby McGee
  • 4 Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down
  • 5 The Taker
  • 6 For the Good Times
  • 7 Help Me Through the Night
  • 8 Once More With Feeling
  • 9 Come Sundown
  • 10 I'd Rather Be Sorry (feat. Rita Coolidge)
  • 11 Nobody Wins
  • 12 Stranger
  • 13 Loving Her Was Easier
  • 14 If You Don't Like Hawk Williams
  • 15 Josie
  • 16 Why Me
  • 17 They Killed Him (feat. Memphis Tennessee Police Choir)
    CD 2
  • 1 Vietnam Blues
  • 2 Jody and the Kid
  • 3 From the Bottle of the Bottom
  • 4 Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down
  • 5 Me and Bobby Mcgee
  • 6 The Taker
  • 7 For the Good Times
  • 8 Help Me Make It Through the Night
  • 9 Once More With Feeling
  • 10 Come Sundown
  • 11 I'd Rather Be Sorry
  • 12 Nobody Wins
  • 13 Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends
  • 14 Stranger
  • 15 Help Me Make It Through the Night
  • 16 Lovin' Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)
  • 17 If You Don't Like Hawk Williams
  • 18 Me and Bobby Mcgee
  • 19 The Killed Him