Woke Up This Morning - Theme Song Lyrics

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The distinctive and hypnotizing music used to open each episode of The Sopranos was written and performed by Alabama 3, although not for the show. Sopranos creator David Chase heard it on his car radio in L.A. one day, liked it and kept it in mind for the show.

An extended version of it (Woke Up This Morning: Chosen One Mix) can be heard on The Sopranos: Music From the HBO Original Series -- the first of two CD compilations of music from the show. Note to parents of underage kids: the extended version contains profanity, but the show's sound track version shown below doesn't.

You woke up this morning
Got yourself a gun,
Mama always said you'd be
The Chosen One.

She said: You're one in a million
You've got to burn to shine,
But you were born under a bad sign,
With a blue moon in your eyes.

You woke up this morning
All the love has gone,
Your Papa never told you
About right and wrong.

But you're looking good, baby,
I believe you're feeling fine (shame about it).
Born under a bad sign
With a blue moon in your eyes.

You woke up this morning
The world turned upside down,
Thing's ain't been the same
Since the Blues walked into town.

But you're one in a million
You've got that shotgun shine.
Born under a bad sign,
With a blue moon in your eyes.


When you woke up this morning everything you had was gone
By half past ten your head was going ding-dong
Ringing like a bell from your head down to your toes
Like a voice telling you there was something you should know
Last night you were flying but today you're so low
Ain't it times like these that make you wonder if you'll ever know
The meaning of things as they appear to the others
Wives, mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers
Don't you wish you didn't function, wish you didn't think
Beyond the next paycheck and the next little drink
Well you do so make up your mind to go on
'Cos when you woke up this morning everything you had was gone

When you woke up this morning,
When you woke up this morning,
When you woke up this morning,
Mama said you'd be the Chosen One.

When you woke up this morning,
When you woke up this morning,
When you woke up this morning,
You got yourself a gun.


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Note to thegame9009

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Re: Woke Up This Morning - Theme Song Lyrics

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For anyone under the impression this song is about the mob- a surprising tidbit from songfact.com-
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Lead singer Rob Spragg wrote this after hearing about a case in which a wife finally shot her abusive husband after twenty years. The song is about female empowerment, not the mob.

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