Bonus Song Lyric Sunday 6/3/18 – It’s a Big Old Goofy World

OK, are two SLS submissions against the rules? I hope not, because apparently the theme was actually supposed to be simile, not smile (source) . I almost wish it would have been the former because I know the absolutely perfect song for the theme “simile” as this song contains almost every simile in the book!

So without further ado, my bonus submission for today is “It’s a Big Old Goofy World” by John Prine (written by Prine):

Up in the morning
Work like a dog
Is better than sitting
Like a bump on a log
Mind all your manners
Be quiet as a mouse
Some day you’ll own a home
That’s as big as a house

I know a fella
He eats like a horse
Knocks his old balls
Round the old golf course
You oughta see his wife
She’s a cute little dish
She smokes like a chimney
And drinks like a fish

There’s a big old goofy man
Dancing with a big old goofy girl
Ooh baby
It’s a big old goofy world

Now Elvis had a woman
With a head like a rock
I wished I had a woman
That made my knees knock
She’d sing like an angel
And eat like a bird
And if I wrote a song
She’d know ever single word

There’s a big old goofy man
Dancing with a big old goofy girl
Ooh baby
It’s a big old goofy world

Kiss a little baby
Give the world a smile
If you take an inch
Give ’em back a mile
Cause if you lie like a rug
And you don’t give a damn
You’re never gonna be
As happy as a clam

So I’m sitting in a hotel
Trying to write a song
My head is just as empty
As the day is long
Why it’s clear as a bell
I should have gone to school
I’d be wise as an owl
Stead of stubborn as a mule.

There’s a big old goofy man
Dancing with a big old goofy girl
Ooh baby
It’s a big old goofy world

Ooh baby
It’s a big old goofy world
Source: https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/johnprine/itsabigoldgoofyworld.html

Lo and behold this song actually has the word “smile” in it too so it fits BOTH themes! Talk about a hell of a bonus track. Anyway, I hope I’m within the rules for this one. Sue me if I’m not, and I guess it works out in the end because I’ll probably be MIA next week as next weekend is IndyCar Weekend at Texas Motor Speedway in No Limits, TX, so enjoy your two for this week and I’ll catch you all two weeks from today!

5 thoughts on “Bonus Song Lyric Sunday 6/3/18 – It’s a Big Old Goofy World

  1. As if this day couldn’t get worse, I go and make a mistake like reading “smile” when it was actually “simile”. I still see them the same way, which is funny but also pretty sad. I do like your bonus submission. Even though I am mortified and I really just want to hide in shame, I’m happy a few of you were able to post some “simile” songs. Thanks for the bonus track!! It’s fantastic!

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