Gloomy Sunday

Album: The Billie Holiday Story (1941)
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  • Sunday is gloomy
    My hours are slumberless
    Dearest the shadows
    I live with are numberless

    Little white flowers
    Will never awaken you
    Not where the black coach
    Of sorrow has taken you

    Angels have no thoughts
    Of ever returning you
    Would they be angry
    If I thought of joining you

    Gloomy Sunday

    Gloomy is Sunday
    With shadows I spend it all
    My heart and I
    Have decided to end it all

    Soon there'll be candles
    And prayers that are said I know
    Let them not weep
    Let them know that I'm glad to go

    Death is no dream
    For in death I'm caressin' you
    With the last breath of my soul
    I'll be blessin' you

    Gloomy Sunday

    Dreaming, I was only dreaming
    I wake and I find you asleep
    In the deep of my heart here

    Darling I hope
    That my dream never haunted you
    My heart is tellin' you
    How much I wanted you
    Gloomy SundayWriter/s: Laszlo Javor, Rezso Seress, Sam M. Lewis
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., CARLIN AMERICA INC
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Comments: 5

  • Paul from Marysville, WaPeter Wolf (original frontman for The J. Giles Band) recorded Gloomy Sunday for his first solo album.
  • Sara from Greenville, AlThis was also covered by Rick Nelson.
  • Samantha from Makati, PhilippinesIts not TRUE ..
    i've been wanting to suicide because of being broken but i can't i am thinking what would happen to my family if i DIE . i was so intersted in this song that its been almost a year searching for the real mystery regarding this xong but i can't find . I've also tried to listen to this everyday but nothing happens . How can you say that this is reality if me, being me can't make myself suicide ..



    think for your risk ..
    don't just lose hope ..
    love yourself and family ..



    thanks..
  • Beta from Bratislava, Europeversion by diamanda galas is very dark too.
    beta, BA, slovakia
  • Al from London, EnglandThe song has a long association with suicide, with the record found playing beside the deceased.

    Versions have also been recorded by Sarah Mclachlan and Heather Nova
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