All The Best

So, here is post number two in the lyrics project.  Don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom so that you can listen to the actual song for yourself.

 This song is from one of my all time absolute favorite song writers, John Prine.  I am just going to tell you, the man is a genius!

 While I recognize his music is not for everybody, his lyrics are so intelligent and witty that he deserves any and all praise I can give.  I can go back to his music over and over and never get tired of it.  I can easily see him popping up again in the lyric project posts.

John Prine has been in the music scene for a long, long time and for some reason not too many people know about him.

In my eyes, he’s probably the most under appreciated song writer out there.

I guess it’s not that hard for me to wish him all the best!

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All The Best

by John Prine

I wish you love and happiness

I guess I wish you all the best

I wish you don’t do like I do

And ever fall in love with someone like you

Cause if you fell just like I did

You’d probably walk around the block like a little kid

But kids don’t know they can only guess

How hard it is to wish you happiness

I guess that love is like a Christmas card

You decorate a tree you throw it in the yard

It decays and dies and the snowmen melt

Well I once knew love I knew how love felt

Yeah I knew love love knew me

And when I walked love walked with me

And I got no hate and I got no pride

Well I got so much love that I cannot hide

Say you drive a Chevy say you drive a Ford

You say you drive around the town till you just get bored

Then you change your mind for something else to do

And your heart gets bored with your mind and it changes you

Well it’s a doggone shame and it’s an awful mess

I wish you love I wish you happiness

I wish you love I wish you happiness

I guess I wish you all the best

 ( You can listen to the song here, performed by My Morning Jacket:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Axcb7DjaPz4

Or here, performed by the man himself, John Prine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eqiYV_DbBU)

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