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Sunday Morning
The Velvet Underground Lyrics


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Sunday morning
Brings the dawn in
It's just a restless feeling
By my side

Early dawning
Sunday morning
It's just the wasted years
So close behind

Watch out, the world's behind you
There's always someone around you
Who will call
It's nothing at all

Sunday morning
And I'm falling
I've got a feeling
I don't want to know

Early dawning
Sunday morning
It's all the streets you've crossed
Not so long ago

Watch out, the world's behind you
There's always someone around you
Who will call
It's nothing at all

Watch out, the world's behind you
There's always someone around you
Who will call
It's nothing at all

Sunday morning
Sunday morning
Sunday morning
Sunday morning

Overall Meaning

The Velvet Underground's song Sunday Morning is a melancholic yet introspective piece that reflects on the passing of time and the hindsight that one gains in their later years. The song starts by describing the dawn breaking on a Sunday morning and the restless feelings that accompany it. This could be interpreted as the singer's realization that the weekend is coming to a close, and they must face the realities of the approaching new week. It could also be interpreted as a more profound understanding of the fleeting nature of time, as the sun rises once again and brings a new day.


The next verse speaks of wasted years that are close behind, indicating that the singer is reflecting on their past and the choices they have made. The repetition of the phrase "it's nothing at all" suggests that these regrets and reflections may not matter in the grand scheme of things. The chorus warns to "Watch out, the world's behind you", implying that the past shapes the present and influences the future. The sense of nostalgia and longing that permeates the song culminates in the final verse, where the singer admits to falling and having a feeling they don't want to know. This could be a sense of regret, perhaps for not being able to change the past, or a fear of the unknown future.


In conclusion, Sunday Morning is a timeless song that captures the essential human experience of reflecting on the past, facing the present, and looking towards the future. The lyrics are beautifully crafted and open to interpretation, making the song endlessly fascinating and relatable.


Line by Line Meaning

Sunday morning
The day of the week that marks the start of a new day.


Brings the dawn in
The sun rises early in the morning.


It's just a restless feeling
A feeling of uneasiness or anxiety.


By my side
Next to me.


Early dawning
The beginning of the day when the sun is just rising.


Sunday morning
The day of the week that marks the start of a new day.


It's just the wasted years
Time lost or spent in a way that feels unproductive or meaningless.


So close behind
Just in the past, but still affecting the present.


Watch out, the world's behind you
Be aware of your surroundings and the potential dangers or challenges that may be lurking.


There's always someone around you
You are never truly alone, there is always someone nearby.


Who will call
Someone may try to get your attention or communicate with you.


It's nothing at all
It may not be important, just a passing moment or interaction.


Sunday morning
The day of the week that marks the start of a new day.


And I'm falling
Experiencing a decline or struggle.


I've got a feeling
An intuition or sense that something is not right.


I don't want to know
A desire to avoid confronting a difficult truth or reality.


It's all the streets you've crossed
The paths and choices you have made in life that have led you to where you are now.


Not so long ago
Relatively recent, but still in the past.


Watch out, the world's behind you
Be aware of your surroundings and the potential dangers or challenges that may be lurking.


There's always someone around you
You are never truly alone, there is always someone nearby.


Who will call
Someone may try to get your attention or communicate with you.


It's nothing at all
It may not be important, just a passing moment or interaction.


Watch out, the world's behind you
Be aware of your surroundings and the potential dangers or challenges that may be lurking.


There's always someone around you
You are never truly alone, there is always someone nearby.


Who will call
Someone may try to get your attention or communicate with you.


It's nothing at all
It may not be important, just a passing moment or interaction.


Sunday morning
The day of the week that marks the start of a new day.


Sunday morning
The day of the week that marks the start of a new day.


Sunday morning
The day of the week that marks the start of a new day.


Sunday morning
The day of the week that marks the start of a new day.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: John Cale, Lou Reed

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@ancortes

Sunday morning
Praise the dawning
It's just a restless feeling
By my side
Early dawning
Sunday morning

It's all the wasted years
So close behind
Watch out the world's behind you
There's always someone around you
Who will call
It's nothing at all
Sunday morning
And I'm falling
I've got a feeling
I don't want to know
Early dawning
Sunday morning
It's all the streets you've crossed
Not so long ago
Watch out the world's behind you
There's always someone around you
Who will call
It's nothing at all
Watch out the world's behind you
There's always someone around you
Who will call
It's nothing at all
Sunday morning



All comments from YouTube:

@itsrainingmelons6202

Rebelliously listening to this on a Wednesday morning

@leonajarikj5227

try it on a monday

@t.yoshisaurmunchakoopas2318

Woah... What a rebel. I'm only watching this on a Sunday afternoon and I still feel like a law breaker.

@mostazastudios_

Same here

@frenchie43

Defiantly listening to this on a Thursday afternoon

@WilhelmWilder

My God...the alpha energy

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@rogerkaos4926

It's the 10th anniversary of Lou Reed's death.

He, ironically, died on a Sunday Morning. May he rest in peace.

@ivanabonacicdoric6745

😢😮

@KrissyBunnieGaming

Maybe he wanted to? ;)

@onemillion8000

wdym?

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