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Angel From Montgomery
John Prine Lyrics


I am an old woman named after my mother
My old man is another child that's grown old
If dreams were lightning, thunder were 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 that I can hold on to
To believe in this living is just a hard way to go

When I was a young girl, well, I had me a cowboy
He weren't much to look at, just a free rambling man
But that was a long time and no matter how I try
The years just flow 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 just a hard way to go

There's flies in the kitchen, I can hear 'em there buzzing
And I ain't done nothing since I woke up today
How the hell can a person go to work in the morning
And come home in the evening and have 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 just a hard way to go

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Written by: John Prine

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chartum

I sang this song at my dad's memorial today. Thanks dad, for everything, and for introducing me to John Prine. Thanks to John for all of the amazing songs.

Steph Sousa

Beautiful, sending love.

a z

Peace and love...

Jill Hunt

Blessings

Donald Graf

I'm playing this song for my dad's funeral tomorrow I didn't know if it was appropriate but after reading this there's not a doubt in my mind that it's fitting, thanks

Laurie C

I played this at my Dad's
Memorial...
I don't know if anyone
Appreciated it all.
Thank you for teaching us music!
We Love you Dad!

James Ryan

I first heard this when I was a homeless vagabond. I left NY, went through Viginia, Kentucky, N. Carolina, and settled in Johnson City Tennessee.I hopped a lot of trains! I lived in a wooded patch behind White's grocery store on S. Roan St. and ate from the dumpster while looking for a job and waiting for my first paycheck. Amazingly, I found a tape of the album and played it daily when I got a tape recorder from a pawn shop for $5.00. Thanks John, this was my song and still is today. R.I. P., Brother. "just give me one thing that I can hold on to." That means so much to me.

Steph Sousa

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Johnny Red

To believe in this living is just a hard way to go….

Derp Y-Derp

@D Slaz Everybody lies.

Especially people who think that only certain people are “liars” and use it derisively.

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