John Prine


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Was lucky enough to have parents that introduced me to Prine young and I have been spreading the gospel every since.  Great to have people from the last reaching  out about moments we hated listening to Prine.  

Imho one of the best song writers ever.  

Had to stop listening to Souvenirs a few years ago because it moved me to tears every time, started again last night.

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Johnny Cash said "He's 24 years old and writes songs like he's 240 years old".

Kris Kristofferson said "If he gets any better we might have to break his thumbs."

Songwriters know songwriters, and there's no songwriter they revered more than Prine.  From Roger Waters to Bob Dylan, across styles, his genius was recognized.  And he was an incredibly decent and engaging human being to boot.   

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54 minutes ago, busdriver said:

Was lucky enough to have parents that introduced me to Prine young and I have been spreading the gospel every since.  Great to have people from the last reaching  out about moments we hated listening to Prine.  

Imho one of the best song writers ever.  

Had to stop listening to Souvenirs a few years ago because it moved me to tears every time, started again last night.

I was listening to his stuff all week but at the moment, it's just too difficult.  I can't take it.

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5 hours ago, joey rockets said:

He put some of mankind's most depressing moments into music.  I can still recall the first time I heard the line 'there's a hole in daddy's arm where the money goes' and pictured the child who stated it.  Prine was one of the poets of my generation.

Any generation.

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Loved many of his lighter songs too.

Oh please don’t bury me
Down in the cold cold ground
I’d rather have them cut me up and pass me all around.

Throw my brain in a hurricane
And the blind can have my eyes
Throw my mouth way down south
And kiss my ass goodbye!

(from memory I swear!)

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CB

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9 hours ago, canadianbeaver said:

Loved many of his lighter songs too.

Oh please don’t bury me
Down in the cold cold ground
I’d rather have them cut me up and pass me all around.

Throw my brain in a hurricane
And the blind can have my eyes
Throw my mouth way down south
And kiss my ass goodbye!

(from memory I swear!)

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CB

Perfectly crafted popular hit songs
Never use the wrong rhyme
You'd think that waitress could get my order right
The first time

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I am an old woman, named after my mother,

my old man is another child that's grown old.

If dreams were thunder, lightning was desire,

this old house would have burnt down a long time ago.

 

When I was a young girl, I had me a cowboy,

he weren't much to look at just a free ramblin' man.

But that was a long time, and no matter how I try, 

the years just flow by like a broken down dam.

 

Make me an Angel that flies from Montgomery, 

make me a poster from an old rodeo.

Just give me one thing that I can hold on to,

to believe in this livin' is just a hard way to go.

 

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