Chris Stapleton - Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning Lyrics



The 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 the gate
And this morning at breakfast
I spilled all the coffee
And I opened a door on my knee

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

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

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

So excuse me for looking
Like my world just ended
And excuse me for looking
Like I just lost my best friend
And excuse me for loving
And being forgiven
So just go on if you want to be free

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




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Chris Stapleton Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning Comments
  1. Jonathan Lundin

    It's ok. Willie Nelson is better.

  2. Gary Smith

    What a beautiful song.so proud of Chris stapleton yours sincerely Gary

  3. windel12002

    I love Willie's rendition of this...In fact, I started singing it at Karaoke. Chris' rendition is a little rough and more country. I like it.

  4. Sandi K

    Who came here for Mickey Raphael?
    Oh. I see.
    Well, he's amazing!

  5. Raegan Ubiera

    I am a HUGE HUGE HUGE fan of Willie Nelson and I'm so sorry sorry sorry to say this but damn Chris does this song better 💯

  6. David Batteau

    Wow, I'm speechless.

  7. kayla smith

    Love this remake, but can't forget the original by Willie Nelson 💗❤❣

  8. Ted Mohr

    Great cover of Gary P. Nunn's heartbreaking song!

  9. Sonjay Asencion

    Beautiful song... Life is so strange... Or I'm clinically schizophrenic... Either way I'm content to receive this as a wake up call... Sometimes simple isn't so simple from the outside looking in... I've not stood there before...

    💚✌🏽💚

  10. Ted Mohr

    It's great to see Chris recorded this Gary P. Nunn classic after many years.  Gary and Jerry Jeff Walker were quite a show back in the day

  11. Richelle Evans Lizarraga

    who's cutting onions?

  12. Paschal Mcnair

    Love his music. The lady is awesome as well

  13. Johnny Tucker

    Goddamn it, Chris... Always making me cry.

  14. Robbie Stewart

    Allea Pippin The Last Thing I Needed The First Thing This Morning Was To Have You Walk Out On Me

  15. MrElderberries

    Willie Nelson brought me here. And I wasn't even high.

  16. LAURENCE MAC

    The Resident Anyone ?

  17. Buttercup and Sasha H

    I laid down beside you and I wanted your lovin cause your love makes my life complete. I wish my x would have just realized I just wanted to hold her in my arms every day .

  18. Tony Bruce

    The savage. I did

  19. Adriano Camargo

    he have brazilian fans too

  20. Fig Jam

    why go toe to toe with Willie effing Nelson? because he can.

  21. RXMANIA_47

    One of the reasons I love America, to go to those bars that play songs like this, that have so much joyz to be out in the country, to do things, wild, go through tough times but still know everything is gonna be alright.

  22. Falling Up

    I just lost my best friend ... ✌️💜

  23. myah lowlow

    Willie Nelsons song😍 who searched for this song after watching the resident episode?✋

  24. Lasaundra Watson

    I attended medical school in Nashville so I have had some exposure to county music but, I’m easily twanged out. I’m new to this awesome artist, introduced to me by Lost in Vegas for which I’m eternally grateful. Chris Stapleton is an unparalleled talent, his voice touches my soul. If he sang my grocery list , I’d by the album👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾.

  25. Russell Bacon

    4yr ago my wife walked out after 32yr. My daughter's give me this cd for my birthday. Best gift ever.

  26. Jennifer Delay

    Screw u i protected her u did nothing

  27. Jennifer Delay

    When u push to much u did when u crushed these people s hand an legs one day u will smile too

  28. Eric Sanchez

    Willie did it better

  29. MegaMoose2009

    Who’s still jammin in 2019?

    Jim Mitch

    This stuff is timeless. People will be jamming to this in 100 years. Count on it.

  30. Kirst Moore

    Mmmm isn't this a Willie Nelson cover?

  31. Jennifer Delay

    Laugh at me again

  32. John Wilson

    the first thing I needed early this morning was Chris's version of this beautiful melody. great rendition.

  33. cody parnell

    My dog died today

  34. Micheal Benson

    I really like his music. The First country artist album(s) I ever bought....

  35. Mark Smith

    This song makes my memories hit me like a ton of bricks and know I really don't know what to do anymore

  36. Jon Sartain

    If there's a modern-day highwayman hits you mister Stapleton. Our country heroes live on through you....

  37. Ruth Roberts

    I stopped what I was doing and listened 8 times. this music talks.

  38. CTV RACING

    Willie Sang it best. But this is a close second.

  39. Tony Raffaele

    Iii 222233233ww33332322222222222w

  40. jack bobrick

    O the last thing I needed, the first thing this morning,,,,great piece of life as seen by a real down cat,,,it happens like this all the time,

  41. itsWesley the EYE 70 MADHATTER

    These songs and a lot of us wanting the old days and the old ways back again! I think a reset throughout this country is needed! Back to old school everything! Three chords and a little rhythm is all one needs to write a great song

  42. Braydon Merrill

    This is good not sure if I like yours or willie Nelson’s more

  43. Teresa Ruzin

    WELL THATS ONLY BECAUSE I HAVE NOT BEEN GIVEN THE SHOT CHANCE NOR ABILITIES BULLIES. I WILL SHOW YOU GUYS I CAN BE JUST AS SHINNY AS YOU MAYBE SO BLINDING NEVER BEING ABLE TO SEE THE BEST AT ITS BEST FOR TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF OUR FATHER SON HOLY SPIRITS

  44. Jennifer Delay

    Pms go away

  45. Robbie Stewart

    Allea Pippin The Last Thing I Needed The First Thing This Morning Was To Have You Walk Out On Me

  46. Jacoboo97

    Willie Nelson brought me here

  47. jim lefebre

    NEEDS TO DO A DUET WITH BETH HART

  48. Jim Carney

    Finally Country Music Is BACK 😀😀😀👍👍👍

  49. paula oliveira

    Cris your music touches my soul

  50. Justin Bowman

    Chris is such a great musician, truly amazing to listen to him. Great cover

  51. Philip Truxell

    First time i heard him sing this song my daughter went with me in tractor trailer she says daddy turn it up i love this song

  52. X Mccoy

    The Goat

  53. Jason Todd

    Thank God for this dude. I was giving up on country music

  54. T_Queue

    I was watching a series called The Resident and heard this song. Now I’m here hooked and into my feelings. I don’t know even know if the world still exist or if I’m alive

  55. Victor Eppley

    TALK ABOUT THIS CRIMINAL INJUSTICE AGAINST US ALL

  56. Victor Eppley

    ASK YOURSELF IF YOU SAY NOTHING, ALLOW THIS. ( WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU WILLING TO GIVE UP NEXT) ALREADY CAN'T CONVICT A DOCTOR FOR KILLING LOVED ONES. BECAUSE OF A LAW PASSED NO VOTES. NEVER GOT AN OPTION TO VOTE
    YOUR GIVING EVERYTHING AWAY

  57. Victor Eppley

    NOT GIVEN A CHOICE

  58. Victor Eppley

    DID YOU VOTE

  59. Victor Eppley

    YOU NEED TO BE TALKING ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS AS AN AMERICAN. The MALE POLITICIANS of our GOV. are taking away our right to make PRIVATE medial DEC. (WHATS NEXT)

  60. Denny Atkins

    Awesome song! But Willy Nelson can't be overlooked.. willy's the best! & has the best version of this song.

  61. Chase Giddens

    This guy knows how to pull a group together without a doubt.. every song so much soul and inspiration I won’t even go on & just leave it at that

  62. Alejandro Cienfuegos

    Chris chris chris! Man buddy you've saved my life with all your music hello from Houston Texas!

  63. Melodie Deal

    When I looked up lyrics, Christ Stapleton and someone else was given songwriting credits.  Wrong wrong wrong.  Gary P Nunn and Brenda Farrar.

  64. EL JEFE HO!

    Boyy got the BLUES

  65. WD1980WD

    I love Chris but, he can't even come close to Willie's version to me.

  66. Ben Haiflich

    I played this song for a week strait during my divorce....(Willie's version) you did it right Chris! If ya'll are looking for some good country music try Frank Foster, Pete and John.

  67. Jason Todd

    I just remembered the last thing i needed...

  68. A G

    Hallo Mr. Staplton
    Make a new Album with the old Country Songs and you will make it great.
    Because you have the voice that no one have.
    Greetings from Germany

  69. Richard Smith

    What a great Gary P. Nunn song!

  70. T L

    I got stuck when I heard this.

  71. Noel Carson

    I have been to Chris"s concert in Dublin Ireland 2019 fantastic best concert ever.

  72. Jan Brigman

    My best friend is the one who turned me on to Chris Stapleton. My friend left us 18 months ago, but I've still got Chris's music. Songs like this cut deep.

  73. Theodore Merasty

    Just heard about Chris a few months ago and now have 3 lps playing on my bedside record player. Music always sounds better a little staticky lol

  74. Edith Hardy

    Im a old lady , cant stop listening to this song, you think it will affect my brain. Well gonna keep playing it on this phone😍😍😍

    james wright

    edith you need to listen to willie nelson singinging this song.It has so much more depth to it.
    This version by stapleton is a terrible version of the song willie made his own.

  75. dallas sadler

    you guys do realize that GARY P NUNN cowrote and recorded this about 45 years ago

    james wright

    yep but NO ONE sings it like Willie.

  76. George Sullivan

    You guys do realize this is an old Willie Nelson song, right? Good to see real country singers continuing REAL Country music!

  77. NorCal_CBR

    I don't know which strings you pick better the ones on your guitar or the ones connected to my tear duct

  78. Kristal Price

    love Stapleton he sounds is so com when feeling like shit play these

  79. Laura Sharp

    I discovered you during a relationship....now out of that relationship....and I've loved your music THRU both..... has helped me make it

  80. Mark Mcleod

    I broke up with the love of my life and this song was playing when I got in the truck to go for a drive To clear my head how every time I hear this song die a little more inside... it’s still one of the greatest songs.

  81. Michelle Mccoy

    This here reminds me of Ray Charles

  82. melinda coursey

    Fun time to be alive and listening to Chris Stapleton

  83. Tracy Johnson

    ❤ Chris Stapleton

  84. Chance and Jefforie Dawn Harris

    Cuz u always brought such a smile to my face

  85. Lucas Riddle

    I love me some Stapleton, but i have to say this Grirl now owns this song in my mind.  Props Sophia Scotthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1rWV-QZJ9A

  86. david hinson

    I can relate to THIS

  87. Kerron Cooper

    They took my world away

  88. Doug McGuire

    Epic remake

  89. ramsguitar

    finer than li,a beans and cornbread

  90. michael roudybush

    Ive listened to 15+ of his songs in a row for the first time and I'm ecstatic I did. Reminds me of a time not long ago when god fearing Christian's roamed openly. Men were men and women were women. John Wayne was a role model, society stood by their core beliefs, the PC state of mind hadn't sissified our children yet, respect for others and especially law enforcement was a given and most importantly guns and ammo were significantly cheaper and far more available. I can smell that sweet smell of burnt powder and hoppe's number 9 now. Keep it up Chris, you're musically injecting testosterone back into the ranks.

  91. Ian Scott

    So looking forward to Chris's concert 8th March dublin, Ireland

  92. Allen Roberts

    Not one person out there now days better than Chris Stapleton

  93. James Holsinger

    Hill Folk from East KY, He is and is GREAT

  94. Kaitlin Rose

    I've been listening to Stapleton since he was in Steeldrivers. He hits my soul. ❤

  95. Lisa Benjamin

    Now this is how you tell a story, country style!

  96. Djillali Boutaib

    Hi from. London

  97. Michael Appiah-Kubi

    Chris edges Willie on this one.

  98. Guts

    Almost as good as the original. 😊

  99. tracy rogers

    My new favorite singing my ALL time favorite's song!