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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 23 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.

Competition in this pair is now closed.


Entries (23 total; 3 finalists) Expand all entries

Entry #14386 — Discuss 2
Winner
Voting points1st2nd3rd
19346 x43 x23 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments3.093.07 (69 ratings)3.11 (68 ratings)
Entry4.334.33 (3 ratings)4.33 (3 ratings)
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  • 4 users agreed with "likes" (4 total agrees)
  • 2 users disagreed with "likes" (3 total disagrees)
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+2
3
El bajón de la mañana del domingo
Flows well
Ana Mongelos García
sin hallar una postura que aliviara mi cabeza.
Good term selection
Accurate t​ranslaton,​ not too w​ordy.
John J. Correa
+1
1
cerveza
Other
This trans​lation is ​the best, ​in my opin​ion, becau​se is very​ correct a​nd also it​ rhymes.
Patricia Maria Straulino
rebusqué
Flows well
Rosa Alonso
-1
+1
1
me tambaleé escaleras abajo para afrontar el día.
Flows well
Ana Mongelos García
como los sueños evanescentes del ayer.
Flows well
Ana Mongelos García
Entry #14464 — Discuss 0
John J. Correa
John J. Correa
United States
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
8915 x412 x25 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.952.96 (66 ratings)2.94 (66 ratings)
Entry3.003.00 (1 rating)0.00 (0 ratings)
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Y mi cara me lavaba y mi pelo me peinaba
Flows well
Ana Leticia Santos
tumbos por las escaleras
Flows well
Ana Leticia Santos
Entry #14692 — Discuss 0
Ganesh Caride
Ganesh Caride
United Kingdom
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
444 x48 x212 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.972.96 (67 ratings)2.97 (64 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
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-1
1
busqué a tientas en el armario entre mi ropa
Flows well
Rosa Alonso


Non-finalist entries

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

Entry #14495 — Discuss 0
frolvera
frolvera
Mexico
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.692.72 (56 ratings)2.66 (62 ratings)
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Entry #14881 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.692.71 (70 ratings)2.68 (69 ratings)
Entry2.502.50 (2 ratings)2.50 (2 ratings)
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  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
y deseaba estar ennotado
Flows well
Rosa Alonso
Entry #14734 — Discuss 0
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Segments2.682.83 (50 ratings)2.53 (54 ratings)
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Entry #14551 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.652.69 (60 ratings)2.62 (62 ratings)
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Entry #14383 — Discuss 0
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Segments2.622.60 (61 ratings)2.64 (65 ratings)
Entry2.002.00 (1 rating)2.00 (1 rating)
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Entry #14548 — Discuss 0
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Segments2.562.65 (58 ratings)2.47 (61 ratings)
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Entry #14558 — Discuss 0
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Segments2.502.47 (64 ratings)2.52 (60 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
Como los sueños esfumados del ayer.
Flows well
Rosa Alonso
Entry #14701 — Discuss 0
Diego Rodriguez
Diego Rodriguez
United States
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.472.41 (60 ratings)2.54 (62 ratings)
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Entry #14797 — Discuss 0
IgnacioGarof (X)
IgnacioGarof (X)
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.422.35 (62 ratings)2.49 (62 ratings)
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Entry #14404 — Discuss 0
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Segments2.392.34 (58 ratings)2.45 (62 ratings)
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Entry #14725 — Discuss 0
Jose Lobos
Jose Lobos
Guatemala
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.372.31 (57 ratings)2.43 (62 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
Llegando la mañana del domingo
Flows well
Rosa Alonso
Entry #14696 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.372.25 (67 ratings)2.49 (67 ratings)
Entry3.003.00 (1 rating)3.00 (1 rating)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
Y bajé a tropezones las escaleras para enfrentarme con el día.
Flows well
Rosa Alonso
Entry #14492 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.232.24 (62 ratings)2.22 (64 ratings)
Entry3.173.33 (3 ratings)3.00 (3 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
-1
1
el olor de alguien que fríe pollo
Flows well
Rosa Alonso
Entry #14422 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.192.65 (72 ratings)1.74 (76 ratings)
Entry3.003.00 (1 rating)3.00 (1 rating)
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Entry #14377 — Discuss 0
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Segments2.172.12 (58 ratings)2.22 (59 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 2 "like" tags
y encontré mi camisa más limpia de las sucias.
Flows well
Rosa Alonso
por Díos, estoy deseando estar drogado
Flows well
Rosa Alonso
Entry #14458 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.162.11 (66 ratings)2.21 (66 ratings)
Entry3.003.00 (1 rating)3.00 (1 rating)
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Entry #14800 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.122.21 (56 ratings)2.04 (61 ratings)
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Entry #14450 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.091.97 (61 ratings)2.20 (62 ratings)
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Entry #14842 — Discuss 0
Nawal217
Nawal217
Venezuela
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments1.831.70 (54 ratings)1.96 (53 ratings)
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Entry #14909 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments1.681.60 (57 ratings)1.76 (60 ratings)
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