måndag 10 oktober 2016

John Prine 70 år

John Prine fyller 70 år idag... Grattis !!

John Prine är en sällsynt låtmakare med en alldeles egen infallsvinkel: humorn finns där, ibland alldeles uppenbar och ibland dold bakom sorgliga och underfundiga texter.

Jag har plockat ut 20 oumbärliga låtar med denna sångsmed och gjort en Spotify-lista:

Några favoritcitat från John Prine's låtar:

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
(All The Best)

Woke up this morning.
Put on my slippers.
Walked in the kitchen and died.
And oh what a feeling!
When my soul went thru the ceiling.
And on up into heaven I did ride.
(Please Don't Bury Me)

"Will you still see me tomorrow?"
"No, I got too much to do."
Well, a question ain't really a question
If you know the answer too.
(Far From Me)

Dear Abby, Dear Abby...
You won't believe this
But my stomach makes noises whenever I kiss
My girlfriend tells me It's all in my head
But my stomach tells me to write you instead
Signed Noise-maker
(Dear Abby)

You can't live together
You can't live alone
Considering the weather
Oh my, how you've grown
From the men in the factories
To the wild kangaroo
Like those birds of a feather
They're gathering together
And feeling
Exactly like you
(Common Sense)

Just give me one good reason
And I promise I won't ask you any more
Just give me one extra season
So I can figure out the other four.
(Blue Umbrella)

John Prine har en sällsynt förmåga att få till det... och det gäller inte bara texterna... Melodierna är alldeles förträffliga de med...!

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