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No Ordinary Blue

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Last night
Turned on the TV
Looked out the window
Then pulled down the shade
And I came to the conclusion
My mind cannot be made

She said
What were you thinking
I was just wonderin’
Was it something that I did
I said it’s nothing just something
I picked up as a kid

I hear a lot of empty spaces
I see a big hole in you
I feel an outline that traces
An imaginary path back to you
This ain’t no ordinary blue

Last night for a split sec
I was a train wreck
I was a complicated guy
I hope we don’t find
That it’s the last time
We ever say goodbye

The orange moon is a risin’
On the horizon
Of the outskirts of my mind
I sat and listened
As it glistened
It said leave the past behind

I hear a lot of empty spaces
I see a big hole in you
I feel an outline that traces
An imaginary path back to you
This ain’t no ordinary blue

Too cold to hold
Too deep to swim through
Too cold to hold
Too deep to swim through

Last night
Turned on the TV
Looked out the window
And then pulled down the shade…

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from The Tree of Forgiveness, released April 13, 2018
John Prine: acoustic guitar and lead vocals
Jason Isbell: electric guitar
Dave Cobb: acoustic guitar
Jason Wilber: acoustic guitar
Dave Jacques: bass
Ken Blevins: drums
Mike Webb: mellotron

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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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