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The Lonesome Friends of Science

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The lonesome friends of science say
The world will end most any day
Well, if it does then that’s OK
‘Cause I don’t live here anyway
I live down deep inside my head
Where long ago I made my bed
I get my mail in Tennessee
My wife, my dog and my family
Uh huh

Now, poor old planet Pluto now
He never stood a chance no how
When he got uninvited to
The interplanetary dance
Once a mighty planet there
Now just an ordinary star
Hanging out in Hollywood
In some old funky sushi bar

The lonesome friends of science say
The world will end most any day
Well, if it does then that’s OK
‘Cause I don’t live here anyway
I live down deep inside my head
Where long ago I made my bed
I get my mail in Tennessee
My wife, my dog, and my kids and me
Uh huh

The Vulcan lives in Birmingham
Sometimes he just don’t give a dam (damn?)
His head is full of Bumble Bees
His pride hangs down below his knees
Venus left him long ago
For a guy named Mars from Idaho
The Vulcan sent a wedding gift
A 3 legged stool and wheelchair lift
Uh huh

The lonesome friends of science say
This world will end most any day
Well, if it does then that’s OK
‘Cause I don’t live here anyway
I live down deep inside my head
Where long ago I made my bed
I get my mail in Tennessee
My wife, my dog, my kids and me
Uh huh, uh huh, uh huh, uh huh, uh huh

Those bastards in their white lab coats
Who experiment with Mountain Goats
Should leave the Universe alone
It’s not their business… not their home
I go to sleep and it never rains
My dog predicts hurricanes
She can smell a storm a mile away
That’s all the news we have today
Uh huh

The lonesome friends of science say
The world will end most any day
Well, if it does then that’s OK
‘Cause I don’t live here anyway
I live down deep inside my head
Where long ago I made my bed
I get my mail in Tennessee
My wife, my dog, my kids and me
Uh huh, uh huh, uh huh, uh huh, uh huh

credits

from The Tree of Forgiveness, released April 13, 2018
John Prine: acoustic guitar, lead vocals, and theremin
Jason Wilber: electric guitar
Dave Cobb: acoustic guitar
Dave Jacques: bass
Ken Blevins: kick drum
Mike Webb: B3 and piano

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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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