Kris Kristofferson Writes "Sunday Morning Coming Down"

  • Season 2 , Ep 3
  • 07/15/2014
  • Views: 24,708

Disowned by his parents and dead broke from living the artist's life, Kris Kristofferson writes a song about his alienation and pitches it to Johnny Cash. (2:32)

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AT COLUMBIA RECORDS,

AND THEN HIS MOTHER WRITES HIMA LETTER--

YOUR HERO, JOHNNY CASH,IS A DRUG ADDICT,

AND OF COURSE HE SINGSAT SAN QUENTIN

AND FOLSOM RIGHT NOW,

BECAUSE A JAILBIRDSINGS WITH JAILBIRDS,

SO WE HAVE NOW OFFICIALLYDISOWNED YOU.

I HOPE SOMEHOW YOU COMETO YOUR SENSES,

'CAUSE YOU'RE NOTA SONGWRITER.

SORRY, KRIS.YOU'RE DONE.

AND HE FELT LIKEA GIANT FAILURE.

HE'S A [bleep] JANITOR.

AND THEN ONE DAYJOHNNY CASH COMES IN.

HE'S LIKE, WHO IN THE WORLDIS IN THERE RIGHT NOW

CHANGING THE ASHTRAYSWITH THOSE BROWN--

WITH THE INCREDIBLEBLUE EYES?

WELL, IT'S KRIS.WHO IS HE?

HIS MOM JUST DISOWNED HIMBECAUSE YOU'RE HIS HERO.

AND KRIS WAS IN THERECHANGING THE ASHTRAYS,

AND JOHNNY CASH COMES INAND SAYS,

WELL, IT'S ALWAYS NICE TO GETA LETTER FROM HOME, AIN'T IT?

AND KRIS CAN'T BELIEVE IT.

HE'S LIKE, YEAH.

BUT THEY BONDED OVER IT,

BECAUSE HE WAS PASSIONATEAND HE HAD HIS DREAM.

I'M GONNA QUIT ALL THIS,

AND I WANT TO PURSUEAN ARTIST'S LIFE.

SO HE QUIT.

KRIS IS STARVING.HE HAS NO MONEY.

HE'S NOW WRITINGTHESE SONGS.

AND THEN KRIS, SO FRUSTRATED,AND HE HAS ONE SONG.

IT'S ABOUT THAT FEELINGTO BE ON A SUNDAY

WHEN THE BARS DON'T OPEN,

AND IT'S CALLED SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN.

IT'S A THAT FEELING,LONELINESS

AND NOBODY BELIEVING IN YOUBUT YOU

AND WISHING,LORD, THAT I WAS STONED,

'CAUSE THERE AIN'T NOTHINGIN A SUNDAY

THAT MAKES A BODYFEEL ALONE.

SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWNWAS THE SONG KRIS KNEW

WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL.

HOW CAN I GET MY SONGTO JOHNNY CASH

AND MAKE AN IMPACT?

SO, FOR JOHNNY,

KRIS LANDED A HELICOPTERIN HIS LAWN

TO GIVE HIM THIS SONG.

SOME FOOL'S LANDINGIN OUR YARD WITH A HELICOPTER

RIGHT OUT OF THE SKY.

HE REALLY LISTENED TO THE SONG,

AND THE SONG WENTTO THE NEXT LEVEL FOR JOHNNY,

BECAUSE HE UNDERSTOOD IT.

HE UNDERSTOOD THE ISOLATIONAND THE LONELINESS

AND WISHING,LORD, THAT HE WAS STONED.

EXCUSE ME.- YOU'RE FINE.

- [burps]

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