Last Thing I Needed First Thing This Morning

Album: Always On My Mind (1982)
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  • Postman delivered
    A past due bill notice
    The alarm clock rang two hours late
    The garbage man left all the trash
    On the sidewalk
    And the hinges fell off of the gate
    This morning at breakfast
    I spilled all the coffee
    When I opened the door on my knee

    Oh, the last thing I needed
    The first thing this morning
    Was to have you walk out on me

    Last night, you came home late
    I knew you'd been drinking
    By that old mellow look on your face
    I thought, "It don't matter
    'Cause it's the holiday season"
    And you fill such a big empty space
    And I laid down beside you
    And I wanted your lovin'
    'Cause your love makes my life complete

    Oh, the last thing I needed
    The first thing this morning
    Was to have you walk out on me

    So excuse me for lookin'
    Like my world just ended
    And excuse me for lookin'
    Like I just lost my best friend
    And excuse me for livin'
    Being forgiven
    Just go on if you wanna be free

    The last thing I needed
    The first thing this morning
    Was to have you walk out on me
    Oh, the last thing I needed
    The first thing this morning
    Was to have you walk out on me Writer/s: Donna Farar, Gary Nunn
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Spirit Music Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 3

  • Ashlifaith from Las Vegas, Nv When I heard this song remake sang by Chris Stapleton, the 1st thing I thought was: "Oh my goodness! I'm hearing Mickey Raphael on the harmonica!! There's no one else that plays like that!" Of course I had to look to see if I was right. And I was right!!
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1983 {February 20th} Willie Nelson's "Last Thing I Needed First Thing This Morning"* peaked at #2 {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart, the first week it was at #2, the #1 record for that week was "Why Baby Why" by Charley Pride, and for its second week at #2, "If Hollywood Don't Need You" by Don Williams was in the top spot...
    And on March 19th, 1983 "Last Thing I Needed First Thing This Morning" reached #1 {for 1 week} on the Canadian RPM Country Singles chart...
    Willie Hugh Nelson will celebrate his 88th birthday in two months on April 29th, 2021...
    * "Last Thing I Needed First Thing This Morning" was Willie Nelson's third of three of his records to peak at #2, his other two #2 records were "Remember Me (When The Candlelights Are Gleaming)" for one week in 1982 and "Let It Be Me" for two weeks in October of1982...
    And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of the Hot Country Singles Top 10 on February 20th, 1983:
    At #3. "If Hollywood Don't Need You" by Don Williams
    #4. "The Rose" by Conway Twitty
    #5. "I Wouldn't Change You If I Could" by Ricky Skaggs
    #6. "Faking Love" by T.G. Sheppard and Karen Brooks
    #7. "Swingin'" by John Anderson
    #8. "Everything's Beautiful (In Its Own Way)" by Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson
    #9. "Ain't No Trick (It Takes Magic)" by Lee Greenwood
    #10. "HonkyTonk Man" by Marty Robbins
  • Colt from Texas...What a great song! Willie has been a Texas favorite for a very long time....he gained a whole new audience of younger people in the 80's...he's getting older...but so are we all.....God bless you Willie...and God bless Texas!....
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