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John Prine — Paradise lyrics
John Prine Paradise lyrics was added to the site 25 Jan, 2007 and since that time has 22 hits and voted 0 times. Other popular John Prine lyrics are: Silent Night, All Day Long, Illegal Smile and In Spite Of Ourselves.
Songwriters: PRINE, JOHN
When I was a child my family would travel
Down to western kentucky where my parents were born
And there's a backwards old town that's often remembered
So many times that my memories are worn.
And daddy won't you take me back to muhlenberg county
Down by the green river where paradise lay
Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking
Mister peabody's coal train has hauled it away
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Well, sometimes we'd travel right down the green river
To the abandoned old prison down by adrie hill
Where the air smelled like snakes and we'd shoot with our pistols
But empty pop bottles was all we would kill.
Then the coal company came with the world's largest shovel
And they tortured the timber and stripped all the land
Well, they dug for their coal till the land was forsaken
Then they wrote it all down as the progress of man.
When I die let my ashes float down the green river
Let my soul roll on up to the rochester dam
I'll be halfway to heaven with paradise waitin'
Just five miles away from wherever I am.
Paradise lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
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