Tuesday, January 13, 2009

That's the Way that the World Goes 'Round - John Prine

Caught a clip of this song on YouTube. When I figure out how to post a video, I'll post the clip. John Prine is a great American song writer. Interesting lyrics, wonderful guitar, and a fabulous gravely voice. His music feels like home for me...my Dad listened to him all the time when we grew up. I have gone to see him in concert with my Dad twice and its magical. Between verses he'll break in with great funny stories. This week has been hard, lots going on, big decisions and plans. JP helps me calm down. I like this song because it reminds me that life is happening and probably the way it's suppose to...why fight it, just do what you can. (Obviously we all make choices etc, but sometimes when you don't know which part to fight...you just have to float on your inner tube and see where the current takes you.)

That's the Way that the World Goes 'Round© John Prine
I know a guy that's got a lot to lose.
He's a pretty nice fellow but he's kind of confused.
He's got muscles in his head that ain't never been used.
Thinks he owns half of this town.
Starts drinking heavy, gets a big red nose.
Beats his old lady with a rubber hose,then he takes her out to dinner and buys her new clothes.
That's the way that the world goes 'round.

That's the way that the world goes 'round.
You're up one day and the next you're down.
It's half an inch of water and you think you're gonna drown.
That's the way that the world goes 'round.

I was sitting in the bathtub counting my toes,when the radiator broke, water all froze.
I got stuck in the ice without my clothes,naked as the eyes of a clown.
I was crying ice cubes hoping I'd croak,when the sun come through the window, the ice all broke.
I stood up and laughed thought it was a joke.
That's the way that the world goes 'round.

1 comment:

Jean said...

Hey Tina-

Let me know if there is anything I can do. I only like lemons if I choose them. :)

I can show you how to post YouTube vids, too. :)

Hang in there!