Friday, April 15, 2016

Hello in There by John Prine

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  1. Hello in There by John Prine

    We had an apartment in the city
    And me and Loretta liked livin’ there
    Well. it’s been years since the kids have gone
    Lives of their own, left us alone

    John and Linda live in Omaha
    And Joey’s somewhere on the road
    We lost Davy in the Korean War
    And I still don’t know what for, don’t matter anymore

    (Refrain): You know that old trees just grow stronger
    And old rivers grow wilder every day
    Old people they just grow lonesome
    Waiting for someone to say, hello in there, hello

    Me and Loretta, we don’t talk much more
    She sits and stares through the back-door screen
    And all the news just repeats itself
    Like some forgotten dream, that we’d both seen

    Someday I’ll go and call up Rudy
    We worked together at the factory
    But what can I say if he asks what’s new
    Nothing, what's with you, nothin’ much to do


    So if you’re out walkin’ down the street sometime
    And spot some hollow ancient eyes
    Please don’t just pass them by and stare, as if you didn’t care
    Say, hello in there, hello