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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.

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Entry #14920 — Discuss 0
Winner
Voting points1st2nd3rd
17540 x47 x21 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments4.444.67 (9 ratings)4.22 (9 ratings)
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  • 4 users entered 5 "like" tags
  • 4 users agreed with "likes" (5 total agrees)
Zondagmorgen op aarde
Good term selection
Nice !
NEF Translation
+2
op één been kun je niet staan
Flows well
Els Hoefman
+1
frisse tegenzin
Flows well
Els Hoefman
+1
moederziel alleen.
Flows well
Hans Geluk
+1
dan een doodse stoep op zondag
Flows well
Sindy Cremer
Entry #14764 — Discuss 0
P Nijman
P Nijman
Netherlands
Voting points1st2nd3rd
9412 x422 x22 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.392.44 (9 ratings)2.33 (9 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
de dag voorbestemd
Flows well
Hans Geluk
Entry #14914 — Discuss 0
Voting points1st2nd3rd
281 x42 x220 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.362.28 (12 ratings)2.44 (9 ratings)
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