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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.

The winning entry has been announced in this pair.

There were 18 entries submitted in this pair during the submission phase, 3 of which were selected by peers to advance to the finals round. The winning entry was determined based on finals round voting by peers.

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Entries (18 total; 3 finalists) Expand all entries

Entry #14603 — Discuss 0
Winner
Voting points1st2nd3rd
9118 x49 x21 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments3.463.58 (63 ratings)3.34 (63 ratings)
Entry5.005.00 (1 rating)0.00 (0 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 2 "like" tags
  • 2 users agreed with "likes" (3 total agrees)
+1
Konnt' ich mich vor lauter Kopfweh nicht mal drehen
Flows well
Sabine Mertens
+2
der Luft hing der Geruch von Sonntagsbraten
Flows well
Katja Schoone
Entry #14786 — Discuss 0
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
6612 x47 x24 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments3.413.39 (58 ratings)3.43 (58 ratings)
Entry3.003.00 (1 rating)3.00 (1 rating)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 4 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (1 total agree)
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
-1
+1
1
Sah aus, als ob’s fast sauber wär‘.
Other
Gute Lösun​g
christenino
Sah 'nen Jungen eine Dose kicken.
Flows well
Der ganze ​Absatz fli​eßt schön ​(lies sich​ aber nich​t insgesam​t markiere​n)
Sabine Mertens
Da wünsch‘ ich mir, ich wäre zu
Good term selection
Sabine Mertens
Wie der Traum von gestern, der im Nichts verhallt.
Flows well
Sabine Mertens
Entry #14366 — Discuss 0
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
416 x44 x29 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments3.593.67 (58 ratings)3.51 (58 ratings)
Entry2.252.50 (2 ratings)2.00 (2 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
Trotzdem
Good term selection
Noch beneb​elt... tro​tzdem
Sabine Mertens


Non-finalist entries

The following entries were not selected by peers to advance to finals-round voting.

Entry #14656 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments3.243.15 (48 ratings)3.33 (50 ratings)
Entry3.003.00 (1 rating)3.00 (1 rating)
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  • No "like" tags
Entry #14809 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments3.243.43 (62 ratings)3.06 (64 ratings)
Entry2.752.50 (2 ratings)3.00 (1 rating)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 4 "like" tags
nichts ist dem Tode näher
Flows well
nicely put
Katja Schoone
gleichgültige Grabgesang
Flows well
I like thi​s
Katja Schoone
arglos schlafenden Stadt
Flows well
Like
Katja Schoone
der Tag verschlingt.
Flows well
good
Katja Schoone
Entry #14761 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments3.143.03 (54 ratings)3.25 (54 ratings)
Entry2.752.50 (2 ratings)3.00 (1 rating)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 3 users entered 4 "like" tags
Sonntagmorgen-Absturz
Good term selection
accurate t​ranslation​ - the sin​ger is "co​ming down"​ from his ​high
Johanna Timm, PhD
mein Kopf schmerzte, egal wie ich ihn hielt.
Flows well
Katja Schoone
Sonntagmorgen-Absturzes
Flows well
gewagt, ab​er gut
Katja Schoone
Und sie hallte durch die Schlucht
Flows well
elocin
Entry #14539 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments3.103.16 (46 ratings)3.04 (45 ratings)
Entry2.503.00 (1 rating)2.00 (2 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags
Entry #14617 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments3.093.01 (50 ratings)3.17 (51 ratings)
Entry2.002.00 (1 rating)2.00 (1 rating)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 6 "like" tags
Katzenjammer
Good term selection
elocin
mit nem Schädel wie 'n ausgebranntes Wrack.
Flows well
Katja Schoone
eins, zum Runterspüln
Flows well
sehr frei,​ aber schö​n
Katja Schoone
stolperte die Treppe runter, dem Tag entgegen
Flows well
Katja Schoone
Sonntagshähnchenbratenduft.
Good term selection
Katja Schoone
Häuserschlucht,
Good term selection
Katja Schoone
Entry #14903 — Discuss 0
Anne-Kristin Fischer (X)
Anne-Kristin Fischer (X)
Spain
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments3.053.06 (50 ratings)3.04 (53 ratings)
Entry2.502.50 (2 ratings)2.50 (2 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 2 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (2 total agrees)
+1
Gütiger Himmel
Good term selection
Katja Schoone
+1
Er wirbelte ein lachendes kleines Mädchen umher
Flows well
Katja Schoone
Entry #14821 — Discuss 0
Birgit_A
Birgit_A
Germany
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments3.032.98 (56 ratings)3.09 (52 ratings)
Entry2.503.00 (1 rating)2.00 (1 rating)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 3 "like" tags
Runterkommen am Sonntagmorgen
Flows well
edition-m
meinen Kopf kaum hoch.
Good term selection
Katja Schoone
Straßenschlucht
Good term selection
Katja Schoone
Entry #14476 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.932.88 (50 ratings)2.98 (55 ratings)
Entry1.842.00 (2 ratings)1.67 (3 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
die ich selbst ausgesucht hatte.
Flows well
elegantly ​solved
Katja Schoone
Entry #14639 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.872.60 (54 ratings)3.14 (55 ratings)
Entry3.003.00 (1 rating)3.00 (1 rating)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 5 "like" tags
Runterkommen am Sontagmorgen
Flows well
edition-m
genehmigte
Good term selection
Katja Schoone
dran an so einem Sonntag
Flows well
Katja Schoone
Und außer zu sterben
Flows well
Katja Schoone
Häuserschlucht
Good term selection
Katja Schoone
Entry #14501 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.762.74 (51 ratings)2.78 (52 ratings)
Entry1.671.67 (3 ratings)1.67 (3 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 4 "like" tags
Runterkommen am Sonntag Morgen
Other
accurate t​ranslation​ of the ti​tle. Not t​he Sunday ​morning is​ coming do​wn, but th​e singer
Johanna Timm, PhD
verrauchte ich meinen Verstand
Good term selection
accurate t​ranslation​ (see titl​e)
Johanna Timm, PhD
abhanden gekommen
Good term selection
Katja Schoone
die mich zerbricht
Flows well
Katja Schoone
Entry #14488 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.632.50 (46 ratings)2.77 (42 ratings)
Entry1.001.00 (2 ratings)1.00 (1 rating)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags
Entry #14566 — Discuss 0
IreneLaura
IreneLaura
United Kingdom
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.592.60 (47 ratings)2.58 (50 ratings)
Entry1.672.00 (2 ratings)1.33 (3 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
etwas Anziehbarem
Good term selection
Katja Schoone
Entry #14666 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.542.41 (52 ratings)2.67 (53 ratings)
Entry2.002.50 (2 ratings)1.50 (2 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags
Entry #14455 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.412.38 (52 ratings)2.43 (49 ratings)
Entry2.503.00 (1 rating)2.00 (1 rating)
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  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
Und fand das Hemd das am wenigsten stank.
Flows well
elocin
Entry #14587 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments1.731.61 (55 ratings)1.86 (51 ratings)
Entry1.001.00 (3 ratings)1.00 (2 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags


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