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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 entries have been announced in this pair.

There were 10 entries submitted in this pair during the submission phase, 4 of which were selected by peers to advance to the finals round. The winning entries were determined based on finals round voting by peers.

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Entries (10 total; 4 finalists) Expand all entries

Entry #14852 — Discuss 0
Misae Lucasey
Misae Lucasey
United States
Winner
Voting points1st2nd3rd
6412 x47 x22 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.922.73 (43 ratings)3.11 (41 ratings)
Entry2.002.00 (1 rating)2.00 (1 rating)
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Entry #14419 — Discuss 0
Winner
Voting points1st2nd3rd
6412 x45 x26 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.742.69 (44 ratings)2.79 (41 ratings)
Entry1.502.00 (1 rating)1.00 (1 rating)
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Entry #14854 — Discuss 0
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
488 x45 x26 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.922.84 (42 ratings)3.01 (39 ratings)
Entry2.503.00 (1 rating)2.00 (1 rating)
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Entry #14626 — Discuss 0
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
213 x43 x23 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.842.61 (44 ratings)3.06 (43 ratings)
Entry3.003.00 (1 rating)3.00 (1 rating)
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Non-finalist entries

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

Entry #14839 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.612.50 (38 ratings)2.72 (37 ratings)
Entry2.002.00 (1 rating)2.00 (1 rating)
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Entry #14731 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.452.29 (43 ratings)2.62 (37 ratings)
Entry3.003.00 (2 ratings)3.00 (2 ratings)
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Entry #14443 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.332.16 (39 ratings)2.51 (38 ratings)
Entry2.002.00 (1 rating)2.00 (1 rating)
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Entry #14822 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.212.01 (30 ratings)2.42 (27 ratings)
Entry1.501.00 (1 rating)2.00 (1 rating)
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Entry #14855 — Discuss 0
Yoshino S
Yoshino S
United Kingdom
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.152.08 (37 ratings)2.23 (36 ratings)
Entry2.002.00 (1 rating)2.00 (1 rating)
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Entry #14912 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments1.711.60 (38 ratings)1.81 (37 ratings)
Entry1.752.00 (2 ratings)1.50 (2 ratings)
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