RIP John Prine

John Prine was a late discovery for me – but some of his songs and lyrics have become some of my favourite ever. It was so desperately sad to hear the news of his passing this morning.

I don’t think there has ever been a more desperate or more telling line than this found in his early classic Sam Stone, the poignant and unflinchingly bleak tale of the abandonment of Vietnam vets returning home, “There’s a hole in daddy’s arm where all the money goes, Jesus Christ died for nothin I suppose”

So, here are two of my favourites to listen to one more time.

RiP John Prine.



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