Thursday, October 1, 2009

Try to Find Buddha

Blow Up Your TV (Prine)
She was a levelheaded dancer on the road to alcohol,
I was just a soldier on my way to Montreal.
Well, she pressed her chest against me about the time the jukebox broke.
She gave me a peck on the back of the neck, and these are the words she spoke.

Blow up your TV, throw away your paper, go to the country, build you a home.
Plant a little garden, eat a lot of peaches, try and find Jesus on your own.

I sat there at the table, and I acted real naïve.
Cause I knew that topless lady, she had something up her sleeve.
She danced around the room awhile and she did the hoochy coo.
Yeah, singing a song all night long, telling me what to do.
Blow up your TV, throw away your paper, go to the country, build you a home.
Plant a little garden, eat a lot of peaches, try and find Jesus on your own.

Well, I was young and hungry, and about to leave that place.
Just as I was going. she looked me in the face.
I said "You must know the answer," she said "No, but I'll give it a try."

To this day we've been living our way, here is the reason why.
We blew up your TV, threw away your paper, went to the country, build us a home.
Had a lot of children, fed ‘em on peaches, they all found Jesus on their own.

3 comments:

Liz in PA said...

OK~

I really like TV, and definately enjoy the newspaper (but only the parts I want to read)!
We moved to the country.....Rural America!
Bought our home AND raised 2 kids - only one of them likes peaches!
....They can make their own decisions on what and who they believe!

Jan said...

Abso-frigging-lutely! This is an old John Prine song and it was the genesis of a comment I made a few days ago so I thought I'd throw it in. I've noticed I have constant songs going through my head in response to whatever is happening out there. I don't have a sub-conscious - I have a inner disc jockey. weird.

grrl + dog said...

I didnt know the song, but I love the story...

and your inner music programmer knows some good dtuff.