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"That's The Way That The World Goes 'Round" "Not So Happy Enchilada John"


I know a guy that's got a lot to lose.  

He's a pretty nice fellow but he's kind of confused.

He's got muscles in his head that ain't never been used.  

Thinks he own half of this town.

Starts drinking heavy, gets a big red nose.     

Beats his old lady with a rubber hose,

Then he takes her out to dinner and buys her new clothes. 

That's the way that the world goes 'round.

 

That's the way that the world goes 'round.       

You're up one day and the next you're down.

It's half an inch of water and you think you're gonna drown.

That's the way that the world goes 'round.

 

I was sitting in the bathtub counting my toes,    

When the radiator broke, water all froze.

I got stuck in the ice without my clothes,  

Naked as the eyes of a clown.

I was crying ice cubes hoping I'd croak,  

When the sun come through the window, the ice all broke.

I stood up and laughed thought it was a joke  

That's the way that the world goes 'round.

 

 

I know a guy that appeared on national TV      

Doing a duet with just Stephen and he

Steve joked about cheering up the whole world 

the guy got sick he laid down and curled.

 

That's the way that the world goes 'round.       

You're up one day and the next you're down.

It's half an inch of water and you think you're gonna drown.

That's the way that the world goes 'round.

 

 

The guy ended up dying from respiratory infection

Steve didn’t air it some kinda rejection

Fifty years of smoking filled up his lungs

they  blamed it covid those sons of guns

 

That's the way that the world goes 'round.       

You're up one day and the next you're down.

It's a full inch of phlegm and you know you're gonna drown.

That's the way that the world goes 'round.


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I loved John Prines music for a long time, I always thought this song was missing a last verse, after he passed away I was watching some of his clips and these two verses just appeared to me and I wrote them down. I wish I could sing because I would love to do a a version with this ending as a tribute to an amazing talent, a great singer song writer and a a real decent human being. I hope your flag decal got through the gate John and you shook Gods hand, and he was standing with Doug , your Mum and Dad and all your Aunties, while you're up John, God Blass you and the USA and I know you'll be happy because you're gonna have a cocktail: vodka and ginger ale


Yeah I'm gonna smoke a cigarette that's nine miles long


I'm gonna kiss that pretty girl on the tilt-a-whirl


Yeah this old man is goin' to town


Yeah this old man is goin' to town









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