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Roger in Baltimore smile songs (18) Lyr Add: ILLEGAL SMILE (John Prine)^^ 17 Nov 98


This song does not appear to be in the DT. It is the first song that comes to mind.

by John Prine
As recorded by John Prine on "John Prine" (1971)

1. When I woke up this morning, things were lookin' bad,
Seemed like total silence was the only friend I had,
A bowl of oatmeal tried to stare me down ... and won,
And it was twelve o'clock before I realized I was havin' ... no fun.

CHORUS: Ah, but fortunately I have the key to escape reality.
And you may see me tonight with an illegal smile.
It don't cost very much, but it lasts a long while.
Won't you please tell the man I didn't kill anyone,
No, I'm just tryin' to have me some fun.

2. Last time I checked my bankroll it was gettin' thin.
Sometimes it seems like the bottom is the only place I've been.
I chased a rainbow down a one-way street ... dead end.
And all my friends turned out to be insurance ... salesmen. CHORUS

3. Well, I sat down in my closet with all my overalls,
Tryin' to get away from all the ears inside my walls.
I dreamed the police heard everything I thought ... what then?
Well, I went to court and the judge's name was ... Hoffman .

Well done, hot-dog bun, my sister's a nun.

Posting of this song does not imply an endorsement of the product. It is simply a product of the 70's and somewhat dated.

Roger in Baltimore

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