Sunday Sunday - 2012 Remastered Version

by Blur

Duration:
2:38
Released:
Oct 04, 1993
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Lyrics for Sunday Sunday - 2012 Remastered Version by Blur:

Verse 1
Sunday, Sunday, here again in tidy attire
You read the colour supplement, the TV guide
You dream of protein on a plate
Regret you left it quite so late
To gather the family around the table
To eat enough to sleep
Oh, the Sunday sleep

Verse 2
Sunday, Sunday, here again, a walk in the park
You meet an old soldier and talk of the past
He fought for us in two World Wars
Says the England he knew is now no more
He sings the Songs of Praise every week
But always falls asleep
For a Sunday sleep, but he knows what he knows

Bridge
Sunday, Sunday
La-la, la-la, la-la-la-la
La-la, la-la, la-la-la-la
La-la, la-la, la-la-la-la
La-la, la-la, la-la
Oh, the Sunday sleep

Instrumental break

Verse 3
Sunday, Sunday, here again in tidy attire
You read the colour supplement, the TV guide
You dream of protein on a plate
Regret you left it quite so late
To gather the family around the table
To eat enough to sleep
And Mother's pride's your epithet
That extra slice you'll soon regret
So going out is your best bet
Then bingo yourself to sleep
Oh, that Sunday sleep

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Song Facts

This is a Blur song featured on their second album, Modern Life Is Rubbish. Its lyrics focus on traditional English Sunday activities, such as Sunday Roast, going to the park and seeing family. Albarn’s fed-up sounding, frustrated tone can be seen as a mirror to the predictable, repetitive and stifled nature of English suburban middle-class life — one of the central themes of this and their next two albums ‘Parklife’ and ‘The Great Escape’. With its references to ‘bingo’, ‘Songs Of Praise’, ‘World Wars’ and ‘the TV guide’, its a song that concerns a somewhat stagnant present that’s holding onto the past of a traditional, safe England, rather than a forward-thinking, progressive, exciting one. However, the album’s Anglo-centric themes were also written as a reaction to Albarn and co.’s dislike of the Americanisation of the world, in part likely influenced by their negative experience trying to break and tour the USA. So although Albarn’s characters in this song sound pretty fed up with yet another Sunday doing the same old English stuff, it’s probably stuff he had a fondness and reverence for that he missed on his time over the pond.

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