I Only Cry On Sundays
I Only Cry On Sundays
Diana D. Gibson Kelley BMI, Alison Williams BMI
©2010 ®℗2011

That’s why I only cry on Sundays
Let the angels catch my tears
That’s when I pray the hardest
And just lift up all my fears
I let the spirit hold me
Cause the Devil tries to own me
All week long but he ain’t that strong
That’s why I only cry on Sundays
Let all God’s children sing along

My Mama called me Monday
Daddy’s drinking again
Sister showed up Wednesday
With bruises on her skin
Had to tell that old man
That I might have to do him in
But the police came on Friday
And saved me from that sin

Let me tell you sister
Chorus
Amen Amen Amen

Tuesday Johnny left me
Took every cent we had
He tried to come back Thursday
I don’t need his money that bad
The landlord tried to buy my soul
I told him no and he left mad
If I have to give up what I got
It’s gonna be for a better man

Oh Sister now
That’s why I only cry on Sundays
Let the angels catch my tears
That’s when I pray the hardest
And just lift up all my fears
I let the spirit hold me
Cause the Devil tries to own me
All week long but he ain’t that strong