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Translation by crocox (#14896) — Winner

Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down

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's 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.


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Discussion about Poetry with a tune: "Translation of Lyrics" in English to Romanian - Entry #14896

Manescu Alexandra  Identity Verified
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Local time: 17:19
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Congrats Feb 14, 2014

I am happy you won, knew you are very good in the business....

 

maria martin  Identity Verified
Norway
Local time: 16:19
English to Romanian
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Respect Feb 14, 2014

Well done! I bow to ground ! Great talent.

 

crocox  Identity Verified
Romania
Romanian to English
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Congrats Feb 14, 2014

Alexandranow wrote:

I am happy you won, knew you are very good in the business....
Thank you, Alexandra!


 

crocox  Identity Verified
Romania
Romanian to English
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Respect Feb 14, 2014

maria martin wrote:

Well done! I bow to ground ! Great talent.
Thanks a lot, Maria!


 

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