Sunday Best
Augustana Lyrics


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When she's sleeping on the sofa
When she's laying in her Sunday best
When she's turning over Friday
I could swear I'm sleeping less and less.
And the ocean's getting warmer
And California's on her mind
Los Angeles is tired
But we always seem to feel alright

But I won't
No I won't
No I won't

'Cause she's already out the door
She's already out of here
She's already gone away
Already gone away

When I'm coming over Sunday
And I think about you all the time
I wonder what you're doing
I wonder why you never cry
When Boston's always raining
And we never ever seemed alive
I sung about you once now
I guess I might as well

But I won't
No I won't
No I won't

'Cause I'm already out the door
I'm already out of here
I've already gone away
Already gone away

Well I'm already out the door
I'm already out of here




I've already gone away
Already gone away

Overall Meaning

The song "Sunday Best" by Augustana is a heart-wrenching ballad that reflects on a relationship that has come to an end. The first verse sets the mood with the image of the singer's partner sleeping on the sofa in her Sunday best. The second line implies that the relationship has lost its spark, as the singer is sleeping less and less. The verse goes on to describe the setting of the song as the ocean getting warmer and California being on the singer's partner's mind. The imagery paints a picture of a perfect day, which could represent the feeling of "Sunday best."


The chorus of the song expresses the sadness of the singer knowing that his partner has already left the relationship. He repeats the phrase "she's already out the door" to emphasize the fact that she has left him, and there is nothing he can do about it. The second verse starts with the singer visiting Boston and thinking about his partner. He wonders why she never cries and why they never seem alive. The verse goes on to say that he has sung about her before, which could be interpreted as a reference to a past song he wrote for her. The final chorus of the song has the singer acknowledging that he, too, has left the relationship.


Line by Line Meaning

When she's sleeping on the sofa
When she peacefully sleeps on the sofa


When she's laying in her Sunday best
When she looks best while lazing around in comfy clothes


When she's turning over Friday
When she's eagerly waiting for the weekend to come


I could swear I'm sleeping less and less.
I feel like I'm getting less sleep because I can't stop thinking of her


And the ocean's getting warmer
The ocean is getting warmer due to climate change


And California's on her mind
She's thinking about California


Los Angeles is tired
Los Angeles is worn out


But we always seem to feel alright
But we always manage to feel okay


But I won't No I won't No I won't
I refuse to give in


'Cause she's already out the door She's already out of here She's already gone away Already gone away
She's already left and gone away from me


When I'm coming over Sunday
When I'm going to meet her on a Sunday


And I think about you all the time
And I can't stop thinking about her


I wonder what you're doing
I wonder what she's up to


I wonder why you never cry
I wonder why she never cries


When Boston's always raining
When it's always raining in Boston


And we never ever seemed alive
And we never felt alive


I sung about you once now I guess I might as well
I've sung about her once so I might as well do it again


But I won't No I won't No I won't
I refuse to give in


'Cause I'm already out the door I'm already out of here I've already gone away Already gone away
I've already left and gone away from her


Well I'm already out the door I'm already out of here I've already gone away Already gone away
I've already left and gone away from her




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: DANIEL LAYUS, JARED PALOMAR, JOSIAH ROZENCWAJG, JUSTIN SOUTH

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