Sunday Morning Coming Down Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Kris Kristofferson
album: Track 1 in album The Johnny Cash Show
release date: 1970-10
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genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock
length: 4:04

Cover Art

Johnny Cash The Johnny Cash Show 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


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Sunday Morning Coming Down
  • 2 Come Along and Ride This Train: Six Days on the Road / There Ain't No Easy Run / Sailor on a Concrete Sea
  • 3 These Hands
  • 4 I'm Gonna Try to Be That Way
  • 5 Come Along and Ride This Train: Mississippi Delta Land / Detroit City / Uncloudy Day / No Setting Sun
  • 6 Here Was a Man