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I verified the math
and double-checked the syntax
I tried to heal your body
but it just kept coming back
you never had a chance
I thought I was a poet
I had so much to say
but now I want to see the blood
I want to make them pay
yeah, I can see the day

I made a place for children
they wanted all the answers
I gave them all my lectures
and now they're perfect dancers
'cuz I'm a perfect dancer
sha la la la la
sha la la la la


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John Prine song meanings
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    General Commentsuch bizarre lyrics. this is probably my favorite low tune though.
    BorrowedTuneon November 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwhen he sing 'sha la la la' shivers go down my spine, it's such a beautifully haunting song, probably the best on the album
    ylliton December 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhat's the reference to the singer John Prine?
    feinsteinon September 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is pure devastation. My guess is only his hairdresser knows for sure what the lyrics are about.
    scooperon January 21, 2014   Link

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