The Sopranos Theme Song

Can’t believe The Sopranos was 3 years ago

The Sopranos was one of those shows that had a good theme song-opening credits combination. The theme song for The Sopranos, which one might probably instinctively call “Born Under a Bad Sign” (am I right?), is actually entitled “Woke Up This Morning.” Officially, it is “Woke Up This Morning (Chosen One Mix),” because that mix has the lyrics in second person—”got yourself a gun” instead of “got myself…”

“Woke Up This Morning” is by the British band Alabama 3, and is probably the only thing they’re known for (they’re still intact up to now). The song came from their their 1997 album Exile on Coldharbour Lane. It is said that Alabama 3 frontman Rob Spragg wrote the song after hearing a case of a woman who stabbed her husband after 20 years of abuse.

“Woke Up This Morning” is also available in the official soundtrack, The Sopranos: Music From The HBO Original Series, where Alabama 3 is simply credited as A3.

The Sopranos theme song lyrics (show edit)

Woke up this mornin’
Got yourself a gun
Mama always said you’d be the chosen one
She said, ‘You’re one in a million
You got to burn to shine’
That you were born under a bad sign
With a blue moon in your eyes

And you woke up this mornin’
And-a all that love had gone
Your papa never told you
About right and wrong

But you’re, but you’re looking good, baby
I believe you’re a-feelin’ fine
Shame about it, born under a bad sign
With a blue moon in your eyes
So, sing it now

(Woke up this mornin’)
You got a blue moon
(Got a blue moon in your eyes)

I see ya woke up this mornin’
The world turned upside down
Lordy, but a-things ain’t been the same
Since the blues walked in-a town

But ya, but ya, one in a million
‘Cause you got that shotgun shine
Shame about it, born under a bad sign
With a blue moon in your eyes

Woke up this mornin’ and
Got yourself a gun
Got yourself a gun
Got yourself a gun

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