Expectin’ John Prine from the Hooks Song Project- words and photos

And if I had whiskey

Then I’d have a drink

And if I had money

I’d get me some sleep

And if I still couldn’t sleep

Then at least I‘d be 

In a place with some heat


And there’s nothing like quiet

To make you know you’re alone

Nothing like darkness for seein’

All the things you ain’t done


Guess I’m just a man who never growed up

Should’ a known mama weren’t liein’

But somehow I thought it’d work out alright

 I was born for fortune and fame


But now people go by with that look in their eye

And I find that I have to agree

Cause there’s nothing more mysterious

Than just how I turned out to be me


But maybe you been down yourself

Or maybe you heard a John Prine

There’s some song he does

Not sure anymore how it goes

But it’d make you not mind maybe smile some time

When you come across someone like me


And when all someone’s got is lonely

And for sure ain’t no ship comin’ in

It might be a stranger’s smile,

A kindness with out any strings

Means more than my own silly words

Or the comfort that some small change brings


And sure I thought it  be different

 The whole world welcome my songs

But I guess at my age

There’s no way to hide

So whether you stare or smile, your words are gentle or snide

I don’t care if you look right through me

As long as you got something to give

I’m grateful for whatever you spare.


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  • Edward-David Ruiz  On December 2, 2021 at 2:07 am

    Here’s to the John Prines of the world.  Keep happy.  e/s

    Liked by 1 person

    • pdlyons  On December 2, 2021 at 4:47 pm

      heres looking at you kid!


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