Back before I was a movie star
Straight off of the farm
I had a picture of another man's wife
Tattooed on my arm
With a pack of Camel cigarettes
In the sleeve of my tee shirt
I'm heading out to Hollywood
Just to have my feelings hurt

That town will make you crazy
Just give it a little time
You'll be walking around in circles
Down at Hollywood and Vine
You'll be waiting on a phone call
At the wrong end of a broom
Yes, that town'll make you crazy
Crazy as a loon

So, I headed down to Nashville
To become a country star
Every night you'd find me hanging
At every honky-tonk and bar
Pretty soon I met a woman
Pretty soon she done me wrong
Pretty soon my life got sadder
Than any country song

That town will make you crazy
Just give it a little time
You'll be walking around in circles
Looking for that country rhyme
You'll be waiting on a phone call
At the wrong end of a broom
Yeah, that town'll make you crazy
Crazy as a loon

So, I gathered up my savvy
Bought myself a business suit
I headed up to New York City
Where a man can make some loot
I got hired Monday morning
Downsized that afternoon
Overcome with grief that evening
Now I'm crazy as a loon

So I'm up here in the north woods
Just staring at a lake
Wondering just exactly how much
They think a man can take
I eat fish to pass the time away
Beneath this blue Canadian moon
This old world has made me crazy
Crazy as a loon
Lord, this world will make you crazy
Crazy as a loon


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    General CommentHe has been playing it live alot lately. Before he played it at the show in seattle he said it was his theme song.
    Van_arsdaleon April 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song's pretty good
    bmth_ownon April 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentany idea where to find this? because i love Bright Eyes and I love John Prine.

    Hopefully he'll play it when I go to see him in 11 days...
    Colosimoon May 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentJohn Prine's traditional music played by Bright Eyes. magic.
    AnAcidRevolutionon May 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentaw, yesterday was his birthday. I love Conor with all my heart. He's a great poet.
    jelllllllyfishedon February 16, 2009   Link

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