Words from John Prine

John Prine is an American treasure. The talented singer-songwriter has been recording albums since 1971. That debut album included classics such as the humorous "Illegal Smile," the sweet "Angel from Montgomery" (covered by Bonnie Raitt), and the poignant "Hello in There." Throughout his career Prine has skillfuly merged humor, beauty, sadness, and sheer fun to create a rich catalog of songs. Folk, country, rock, pop; whatever you call it, it's always good.

Prine's brand new album, Fair & Square, is another gem. One of the tracks is called "Some Humans Ain't Human." It's prime Prine, laced with sarcasm, wit, and intelligence. Here are a few lines from the song:
"You're feeling your freedom/And the world's off your back/
Then some cowboy from Texas/Starts his own war in Iraq/
Some humans ain't human/Some people ain't kind/
They lie through their teeth/With their head up their behind/

John Prine and his label (Oh Boy) are donating $1 from every CD that they sell this month to the Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund.

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