lifeblood: songs: lyrics: angel from montgomery


i am an old woman
named after my mother
my old man is another
child that's grown old

if dreams were thunder
lightning was desire
this old house would have burnt down
a long time ago

make me an angel
that flies from montgomery
make me a poster
of an old rodeo

just give me one thing
i can hold on to
to believe in this living
is a hard way to go

when i was a young girl
well i had me a cowboy
he weren't much to look at
he was a free rambling man

but that was a long time
no matter how i try
these years go on by me
by like a broken down dam

make me an angel
that flies from montgomery
make me a poster
of an old rodeo

just give me one thing
that i can hold on to
to believe in this living
is a hard way to go

there's flies in the kitchen
i can hear 'em buzzing
i ain't done nothing
since i woke up today

how the hell can a person
go to work in the morning
come home every evening
and don't got nothing to say

make me an angel
that flies from montgomery
make me a poster
of an old rodeo

just give me one thing
that i can hold on to
to believe in this living
is a hard way to go

to believe in this living
is a hard way to go

words and music by john prine
as performed with scarlet rivera and tommy eyre, 1993-04-24: rialto square theater - joliet, illinois


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