6-9-13 Travel Theme-Peaceful #2

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 shaved 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 somethin’,
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.

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.

Kris Kristofferson

This is my second pass at Ailsa’s Travel Theme of Peaceful this week. My first attempt is Here.

A quiet Sunday Street in Quetzaltengo (Xela) Guatemala

Xela

Here are a few other views:

Travel theme: Peaceful | Today, it’s like no other

Peaceful: Weekly Travel Theme | Canadiantravelbugs’s Blog

Travel theme: Peaceful « Leya

Peaceful/ Sommarkväll « Jag gör världen vackrare

Travel theme: Peaceful | Bams’ Photo

Travel Theme: Peaceful | Jejak Langkah…

Travel Theme : Peaceful – Damai | bambangpriantono

Travel theme: Peaceful | Milka Pejovic

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5 responses to “6-9-13 Travel Theme-Peaceful #2

  1. “And the beer I had for breakfast wasn’t bad, so I had one more for dessert” In 1998 I began a ritual that I observe to this day. Every sunday morning I have one beer for breakfast and one mnore for dessert. Budweiser is my communion! Kristofferson was a rhoades scholar and one of the greatest songwriters ever. And only Cash could do this song justice!

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