Kris Kristofferson - Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down
from Kristofferson (1970)
Johnny Cash made this song famous, but Kris Kristofferson wrote it. It’s a vivid character sketch — a song about a man who, hung over and bleary-eyed, steps out into the bright, friendly world and realizes that he has no place in it. For most, it’s a day of relaxation, joy and fellowship, but for this man Sunday morning is something that comes down, an oppressive weight that presses on the chest, forcing him to remember everything he’s given up. Truly inspired songwriting.
Video of Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson performing the song together.