Song Lyric Sunday 10/2/16 – All The Best

So this week’s Song Lyric Sunday is to post something from the singer/songwriter genre. Again, there are so many great choices here, but to me one name sticks out above all the others: John Prine.

I’ve been a huge John Prine fan ever since my old supervisor and department chair from grad school turned me onto him. John Prine is one of the most underrated singer/songwriters in my opinion: not the greatest singer of all time (actually a lot of what he does is “speak singing”) but some of the deepest and most emotional/heartfelt lyrics of all. He has so many great songs it was hard to narrow it down to just one, but I think I’ve done that now.

The song I’m going with is called “All The Best.” It’s a song I’m sure most of us will be able to relate to. I know I sure relate to it as I felt (and still do) feel a lot of the same things this song expresses.

I wish you love
And happiness
I guess I wish you
All the best
I wish you don’t
Do like I do
And ever fall in love with
Someone like you
Cause if you fell
Just like I did
You’d probably walk around the block
Like a little kid.
But kids don’t know
They can only guess
How hard it is
To wish you happiness

I guess that love
Is like a Christmas card
You decorate a tree
You throw it in the yard
It decays and dies
And the snowmen melt
Well I once knew love
I knew how love felt
Yeah I knew love
Love knew me
And when I walked
Love walked with me
And I got no hate
And I got no pride
Well I got so much love
That I cannot hide
Yeah I got
So much love that I cannot hide

Say you drive a Chevy
Say you drive a Ford
You say you drive around the town
Till you just get bored
Then you change your mind
For something else to do
And your heart gets bored with your mind
And it changes you
Well it’s a doggone shame
And it’s an awful mess
I wish you love
I wish you happiness
I wish you love
I wish you happiness
I guess I wish you
All the best
*Source:Ā http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/johnprine/allthebest.html
*Some corrections by me*

So there you have it. Hope you liked the song.

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