Fish And Whistle
John Prine
I been thinking lately
about the people I meet
the carwash on the corner
and the hole in the street
the way my ankles hurt
with shoes on my feet
and I'm wondering
if I'm gonna see tomorrow.

Father forgive us
for what we must do
you forgive us
we'll forgive you
we'll forgive each other
till we both turn blue
then we'll whistle and go fishing
in heaven.

I was in the army
but I never dug a trench
I used to bust my knuckles
on a monkey wrench
then I'd go to town and drink
and give the girls a pinch
but I don't think
they ever even noticed me.

Fish and whistle
whistle and fish
eat everything
that they put on your dish
and when we get through
we'll make a big wish
that we never have
to do this again
again? again????

On my very first job
I said thank you and please
they made me scrub a parking lot
down on my knees
then I got fired
for being scared of bees
and they only give me
fifty cents an hour.

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