"Spanish Pipedream" as written by and John/kent Prine....
She was a level-headed dancer on the road to alcohol
And I was just a soldier on my way to montreal
Well she pressed her chest against me
About the time the juke box broke
Yeah, she gave me a peck on the back of the neck
And these are the words she spoke

Blow up your t.v. throw away your paper
Go to the country, build you a home
Plant a little garden, eat a lot of peaches
Try an find jesus on your own

Well, I sat there at the table and I acted real naive
For I knew that topless lady had something up her sleeve
Well, she danced around the bar room and she did the hoochy-coo
Yeah she sang her song all night long, tellin' me what to do


Well, I was young and hungry and about to leave that place
When just as I was leavin', well she looked me in the face
I said "you must know the answer."
"she said, "no but I'll give it a try."
And to this very day we've been livin' our way
And here is the reason why

We blew up our t.v. threw away our paper
Went to the country, built us a home
Had a lot of children, fed 'em on peaches
They all found jesus on their own

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"Spanish Pipedream" as written by John Prine Jeffrey Bradford Kent

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    General CommentDAMN good song. I actually do think about blowing up my TV nearly every day. I'd be better off without it. But then I'd be out like $400. Might be worth it. Hmmm... peaches.
    raoul_dukeon September 18, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationSeems John Prine is commenting on the Vietnam war since he is a soldier on his way to Canada. Also, just a spoof on a beautiful dancer he met in a bar. They sound like they went away to commune with nature...
    Joeruditeon January 31, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI actually think this song is pretty deep. The chorus is great advice in my opinion. I love the way John Prine uses what seem to be normal personal experiences intertwined with some more meaningful philosophical stuff in his songs. It makes for a fun, interesting story.
    EmBee93on August 01, 2016   Link

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