"Bruised Orange (Chain Of Sorrows)" as written by and John Prine....
My heart's in the ice house come hill or come valley
Like a long ago Sunday when I walked through the alley
On a cold winter's morning to a church house
just to shovel some snow.

I heard sirens on the train track howl naked gettin' nuder,
An altar boy's been hit by a local commuter
just from walking with his back turned
to the train that was coming so slow.

You can gaze out the window get mad and get madder,
throw your hands in the air, say "What does it matter?"
but it don't do no good to get angry,
so help me I know

For a heart stained in anger grows weak and grows bitter.
You become your own prisoner as you watch yourself sit there
wrapped up in a trap of your very own
chain of sorrow.

I been brought down to zero, pulled out and put back there.
I sat on a park bench, kissed the girl with the black hair
and my head shouted down to my heart
"You better look out below!"
Hey, it ain't such a long drop don't stammer don't stutter
from the diamonds in the sidewalk to the dirt in the gutter
and you carry those bruises to remind you wherever you go.

Lyrics submitted by Bobo192

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    General CommentJohn Prine explains the song here: youtube.com/…

    More than that, though, this song changed my life. I was consumed with anger over a situation in my life, & this song appeared - I stumbled onto John Prine - & it told me what would come. I saw myself indeed growing weak & bitter, becoming my own prisoner. It was a strange & coincidental alarm warning me that I was going to be trapped in a chain of sorrow.

    It saved me. As music always has.
    vchamberlainon May 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWhat the neck does howl naked get neuter mean?
    plato1234on July 18, 2013   Link

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