Tuesday, April 7, 2020

RIP John Prine

I literally slept all day then woke to the news that John Prine died due to covid 19 which is heartbreaking on so many levels of deep fuckery a man I first heard in 1971 who has provided the sound track of my whole damn life a night of big emotions and tears

Angel from Montgomery


I am an old woman named after my mother
My old man is another child that's grown old
If dreams were lightning, thunder were desire
This old house would have burnt down a long time ago
Make me an angel that flies from Montgomery
Make me a poster of an old rodeo
Just give me one thing that I can hold on to
To believe in this living is just a hard way to go
When I was a young girl well, I had me a cowboy
He weren't much to look at, just free rambling 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 of an old rodeo
Just give me one thing that I can hold on to
To believe in this living is just a hard way to go
There's flies in the kitchen I can hear 'em there buzzing
And I ain't done nothing since I woke up today
How the hell can a person go to work in the morning
And come home in the evening and have nothing to say
Make me an angel that flies from Montgomery
Make me a poster of an old rodeo
Just give me one thing that I can hold on to
To believe in this living is just a hard way to go

3 Comments:

Blogger 37paddington said...

Sadness. Love.

April 8, 2020 at 7:34 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Yeah. Just give me one thing that I can hold on to.

April 8, 2020 at 10:13 PM  
Blogger Laynie said...

John was a dear friend. His last album had a song about impending death called Summer's End. Most all of his final album was in one way or another about death. I look forward to smoking a 9-mile long cigarette with him. #afterlife #goals.

April 9, 2020 at 6:58 PM  

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