We want to hear from you! Making fun of music, one song at a time. Here are 25 of the best. Check out the index or search for other performers. “I think the more the listener can contribute to the song, the better; the more they become part of the song, and they fill in the blanks,” Prine told Zollo. “Illegal Smile” (1971) The opening track to Prine’s self-titled 1971 debut, “Illegal Smile” became an … Sign up for our newsletter. “Rather than tell them everything, you save your details for things that exist. How far away the doorway was. I still tend to believe that’s the way to tackle it today.”. So when you’re talking about intangible things, like emotions, the listener can fill in the blanks and you just draw the foundation. John Prine's, "Please Don't Bury Me" The Funny Lyrics: - And the deaf can take both of my ears If they don't mind the size -Give my stomach to milwaukee If they run out of beer -Send my mouth way down south And kiss my ass goodbye Why Are Men So Compelled to Defend Jacking Off on a Work Zoom. Ghislaine Maxwell Will Never Tell Us Anything, Dolly Parton Made Stephen Colbert Cry With an Old Folk Song on ‘The Late Show’, Watch Obama Absolutely Torch Trump During His Debut Campaign Event for Biden, Adam Sandler’s Bulldog Bagel Joins Fleetwood Mac ‘Dreams’ Craze, Steve Perry: ‘My Heart Bleeds Daily to Be in Front of People And to Sing for Them’. There’s really no such thing as a bad Prine song. Like what color the ashtray is. © Copyright 2020 Rolling Stone, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. Prine wrote for working people, sad people, old people, and lost people. In his humble, hilarious way, Prine was one of America’s greatest songwriters. His style, inspired by John Steinbeck, was deceptively simple. As he served in the Vietnam War and joined the post office as a mailman, Prine kept writing songs about his life: “Hello in There,” about the loneliness of an old empty-nest couple, the kind he encountered on his mail route, and “Sam Stone,” about a drug-addicted veteran who never really came home from the war, were just two examples. Previous editors (if any) are listed on the editors page. New entries in this section are currently reviewed by nally. But his conversation with Paul Zollo for Bluerailroad is a master class in songwriting. These are lyrics by John Prine that we think are kind of funny. Prine, modest about his talent, didn’t give a lot of interviews. Would you like to Submit Some Lyrics for a Song We're always looking Many emulated it, but only he could do it. for more entries. Want more Rolling Stone? All correct lyrics are copyrighted, amIright.com does not claim ownership of the original lyrics. Send us a tip using our anonymous form. - And the deaf can take both of my ears If they don't mind the size -Give my stomach to milwaukee If they run out of beer -Send my mouth way down south And kiss my ass goodbye, While digesting reader's digest in the back of the dirty book store, "Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore". John Prine was three-quarters of the way through his concert at Stifel Theatre on Sunday night, singing “That’s the Way That the World Goes ‘Round,” when the … Here are 25 of his best – heartfelt love songs, midwestern mind-trips, and offhandedly brilliant reflections on the weird serendipity of everyday life. I think every Prine fan of a certain age had a mixtape or burned CD of some of John's Prine-iest songs. Disclaimer: amIright.com makes no claims to the accuracy of the correct lyrics. John Prine wrote his first two songs, “Sour Grapes” and “The Frying Pan,” when he was 14. Even at that young age, Prine could channel humor and heartbreak just like his heroes Hank Williams and Roger Miller. Since the year 2000.