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Big Old Goofy World

Big Old Goofy World - John Prine - Carolyn Daughters

“Big Old Goofy World” by John Prine 

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.

John Prine (1946-2020)

For 50 years, John Prine wrote plain-spoken songs like “Big Old Goofy World” that told the stories of everyday working people. He died on April 7, 2020, in Nashville of complications from COVID-19. The photo above was taken in the Cole neighborhood of Denver (mural painted on the side of the Porta Power/Denver Rock Drill Building).

Listen to John Prine sing “Angel from Montgomery” here.

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