Johnny Cash - "Sunday Morning Comin' Down"
Lyric: "I'd smoked my mind the night before / With cigarettes and songs I'd been picking"
The king of country anthems revels in his Sunday behavior, and it's just what you'd expect from the sometimes reveler sometimes pious Johnny Cash. Originally penned by Kris Kristofferson, the track is full of nostalgia and second glances the track references his behavior from the previous night with relish and a little disdain. Although Cash is well-known for cleaning up his act later in life to woo the winsome June Carter, this track certainly relates the lifestyle he lived before her moral compass helped guide him toward other hobbies. Plus the phrase "I'd smoked my mind" is such a good metaphor for the nights when you have just had one too many smokes—even if Kristofferson wrote it—Cash delivers the line with that sheepish sincerity that only he is capable of using.