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 through my closet for my clothes
and found my cleanest dirty shirt.
an’ I washed my face and combed my hair
An’ stumbled down the stairs to meet the day.
I’d smoked my brain the night before,
on cigarettes and songs I’d been pickin’.
but I lit my first and watched a small kid,
cussin’ at a can that he was kicking.
then I crossed the empty street,
‘n caught the Sunday smell of someone fryin’ chicken.
and it took me back to something’
that I’d lost somehow, somewhere along the way.
On the Sunday morning sidewalk,
Wishing, Lord, that I was stoned.
‘Cos there’s something in a Sunday,
Makes a body feel alone. And there’s nothin’ short of dyin’,
Half as lonesome as the sound, On the sleepin’ city sidewalks:
Sunday mornin’ comin’ down.
In the park I saw a daddy,
With a laughin’ little girl who he was swingin’.
And I stopped beside a Sunday school,
And listened to the song they were singin’.
Then I headed back for home,
And somewhere far away a lonely bell was ringin’.
And it echoed through the canyons,
Like the disappearing dreams of yesterday.