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Thread #112043   Message #2366925
Posted By: GUEST,number 6
16-Jun-08 - 10:13 AM
Thread Name: Let's talk John Prine
Subject: Lyr Add: IT'S A BIG OLD GOOFY WORLD (John Prine)
Another big fan of John Prine here.

"Hello in There" has to be one of the most heart wrenching songs I have ever heard.

with that being said I'll put in a plug of one of my favourite JP songs and that is "It's A Big Old Goofy World"

Up in the morning
Work like a dog
Is better than sitting
Like a bump on a log
Mind all your manners
Be quiet as a mouse
Some day you'll own a home
That's as big as a house

I know a fella
He eats like a horse
Knocks his old balls
Round the old golf course
You oughta see his wife
She's a cute little dish
She smokes like a chimney
And drinks like a fish

There's a big old goofy man
Dancing with a big old goofy girl
Ooh baby
It's a big old goofy world

Now Elvis had a woman
With a head like a rock
I wished I had a woman
That made my knees knock
She'd sing like an angel
And eat like a bird
And if I wrote a song
She'd know ever single word

Kiss a little baby
Give the world a smile
If you take an inch
Give 'em back a mile
Cause if you lie like a rug
And you don't give a damn
You're never gonna be
As happy as a clam

So I'm sitting in a hotel
Trying to write a song
My head is just as empty
As the day is long
Why it's clear as a bell
I should have gone to school
I'd be wise as an owl
Stead of stubborn as a mule.

Ya gotta hand it to anyone who can write that ... yes it is a big old goofy world and I luv it.