Six O'clock News
John Prine Lyrics

Wanda had a baby in nineteen fifty one.
The father was stranger and a stranger was the son.
Call that child James Lewis, call these rooms a home.
Changing all them diapers polish all that chrome.
See'mon, baby, spend the night with me
All around the schoolyard playing all the games
Running, laughing back and forth the kid with two first names
Stranger in the closet, lock the diary
The past is running faster singing harmony
See'mon, baby, spend the night with me
"God bless this kitchen" said the knick-knack shelf
"The dinner's almost ready Go and wash yourself"
Jimmy's growing up now and Wanda's growing old
The time is growin' shorter the nights are long and cold
See'mon, baby, spend the night with me
Sneaking in the closet and through the diary
Now, don't you know all he saw was all there was to see
The whole town saw Jimmy on the six o'clock news
His brains were on the sidewalk and blood was on his shoes
See'mon, baby, spend the night with me
See'mon, baby, spend the night with me

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: JOHN PRINE

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Rafael DeSoto, Jr.

When John Prine sings a song it stays sung.

Mary Dean

Amen ....well put thats exactly hat happens never heart it put that way just couldn't figure the rigt words and you nailed it ! Missin John Prine Angels are Singing ! ol man way down in JD AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR C O6 ON JOHN SINGING !!!

Robert Setting

One of the greatest observations ever...epic and true!


Dang almost made me cry there....

Shane Phillips

As another fan put it; you don't listen to a Prine song, you shut your eyes and watch.

Len Hamilton

Thanks Rafael. Those are true words of tribute to his legend.

Leo Driscoll

Sad news tonight. John has left us. Just an unbearable lost of someone who reached into our souls with his music.

Rick DiClemente



Julia Miller
So does mine. 💔

Julia Miller

& my heart just hurts

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