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by John Prine

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Aimless Love 02:42
He's just a small fry. A bit too gun shy. To have his heart touched without a glove He looks at strangers as potential dangers Trying to steal his aimless love. Love has no mind. It can't spell unkind. It's never seen a heart shaped like a Valentine For if love knew him. It'd walk up to him And introduce him to an aimless love I been out walking. Kinda pillow talking To anyone that has the time for me For there are some folks they think that love chokes. It ties and keeps them from being free Love has no mind. It can't spell unkind It's never seen a heart shaped like a Valentine For if love knew you. It'd walk up to you And introduce you to an aimless love Do you look at strangers as potential dangers Trying to steal your aimless love. Love has no mind. It can't spell unkind It's never seen a heart shaped like a Valentine For if love knew you. It'd walk up to you And introduce you to an aimless love And introduce you to an aimless love
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The night club was burning From the torch singer's song And the sweat was floodin' her eyes The catwalk squeaked 'Neath the bartender's feet And the smoke was too heavy to rise She sang of the love that I left her And of the woman that she'll never be Made me feel like the buck and a quarter T hat I paid 'em to listen and see I paid 'em to listen and see I was born down in Kansas 'Neath the October sky Work the day shift from seven to three And the only relief that I receive Is nearer my God to Thee She constantly throws me off timing Leaves me standing both naked and bare Makes me feel like the Sunday funnies After everything's gone off the air Everything's gone off the air I picked through the ashes Of the torch singer's song And I ordered my money a round For whiskey and pain Both taste the same During the time they go down (Repeat Chorus)
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From the bells of St Mary To the Count of Monte Cristo Nothing can stop Nothing can stop Nothing can stop The sins of Memphisto Sally used to play with her hula hoops Now she tells her problems to therapy groups Grampa's on the front lawn staring at a rake Wondering if his marriage was a terrible mistake I'm sitting on the front steps drinking orange crush Wondering if it's possible if I could still blush Uh huh Oh yeah A boy on a bike with corduroy slacks Sleeps in the river by the railroad tracks He waits for the whistle on the train to scream So he can close his eyes and begin to dream Uh huh Oh yeah The hands on his watch spin slowly around With his mind on a bus that goes all over town Looking at the babies and the factories And listening to the music of Mister Squeeze As if by magic or remote control He finds a piece of a puzzle That he missed in his soul Uh huh Oh yeah Adam and Eve and Lucy and Ricky Bit the big apple and got a little sticky Esmeralda and the Hunchback of Notre Dame They humped each other like they had no shame They paused as they posed for a Polaroid photo She whispered in his ear "Exactlyodo, Quasimoto"
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Things got rough things got tough things got harder than hard We were just trying to make a livin' in our back yard We were born too late died to soon anxiety's a terrible crime if you don't come now don't come at all 'cause it's a crooked piece of time. It's a crooked piece of time that we live in a crooked piece of time all in all and all in all It's a crooked piece of time. Yesterday morning an ill wind came blew your picture right out of the picture frame even blew the candle out from underneath the flame Yesterday morning an ill wind came.

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released May 25, 2010

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John Prine Nashville

A two-time Grammy-winner, John Prine is among the English language’s premier phrase-turners. Almost 50 years into a remarkable career that has drawn praise from Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, Roger Waters, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen & others. He is a 2019 Rock & Songwriter’s Hall of Fame inductee, a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member and a PEN New England Lyrics Award. ... more

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