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The Living Room Sessions

by John Prine

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    Side A "Unwed Fathers" John Prine & Margo Price, accompanied by Jeremy Ivey & Kenneth Pattengale (of The Milk Carton Kids)

    Side B "People Puttin' People Down" John Prine & Jason Isbell

    In May of 2019, John invited a few of his friends to his living room to help record 2 intimate versions of classic JP songs. The purpose of the sessions was to raise money for the American Civil Liberties Union*.

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    Expected ship date for vinyl is August 26th 2019.
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    Notes from the designer, Daniel Wagner from Ambient Inks:
    Moon
    -Reference to Summer's End from the line, "The moon and stars hang out in bars just talkin"
    -Pluto is in the background as well, referencing Lonesome Friends of Science
    Clothesline
    -Depicts the many references to clotheslines and metaphors carrying throughout John's music
    -Moon and Stars in background
    Handshake
    -Referencing the line from When I get to Heaven when John shakes God's hand

    Cocktail
    -Reference to John Prine's signature cocktail, with vodka and ginger ale
    Dove and Snake
    -The snake represents the wrongdoing from others, while the Dove represents forgiveness and compassion for those who had done him harm
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    John's most recent album, with the sun and rays rising in the background, symbolizing there's a bright & optimistic future ahead.
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These songs were recorded live, between May 16th-18th of 2019, In John's living room. John and his friends came together to sing and play on this project for the American Civil Liberties Union. Thank you for supporting this release, and raising money for a great organization! For more ways to help, please visit ACLU.org

Oh Boy will donate at $4 from every digital download sale to the ACLU

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released May 28, 2019

Mastered by Pete Lyman - Infrasonic Studios Nashville, TN

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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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Track Name: Unwed Fathers (Feat. Margo Price)
In an Appalachian, Greyhound station
She sits there waiting, in a family way
"Goodbye brother, Tell Mom I love her
Tell all the others, I'll write someday"

From an teenage lover, to an unwed mother
Kept undercover, like some bad dream
While unwed fathers, they can't be bothered
They run like water, through a mountain stream

In a cold and gray town, a nurse say's "Lay down"
'This ain't no playground, and this ain't home'
Someone's children, out having children
In a gray stone building, all alone

On somewhere else bound, Smokey Mountain Greyhound
She bows her head down, hummin' lullabies
'Your daddy never, meant to hurt you ever'
'He just don't live here, but you've got his eyes'

From an teenage lover, to an unwed mother
Kept undercover, like some bad dream
While unwed fathers, they can't be bothered
They run like water, through a mountain stream

Well, they run like water
Through a mountain stream
Track Name: People Puttin' People Down (Feat. Jason Isbell)
People who are sad, sometimes they wear a frown
And people who are kings, sometimes they wear a crown

But all the people who don't fit
They get the only fun they get
From people puttin' people down
People puttin' people down

People without love, sometimes build a fence around
The garden up above, that makes the whole world go 'round

But all the people who don't fit
They get the only fun they get
From people puttin' people down
People puttin' people down

So cold, sometimes it gets so cold

You may love your wife, you may lose your family
And you may lose your mind, just to keep your sanity

But the people who don't fit
They get the only fun they get
From people puttin' people down
People puttin' people down

People that are glad, sometimes they wear a smile
And people without dreams, they walk the extra mile

But all the people who don't fit
They get the only fun they get
From people puttin' people down
People puttin' people down
People puttin' people down
People puttin' people down

So cold, sometimes it gets so cold

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