John Prine - Pretty Good Lyrics




I got a friend in Fremont, He sells used cars, ya know.
Well, he calls me up twice a year
Just ask me how'd it go
Pretty good, not bad, I can't complain
Actually everything is just about the same

I met a girl from Venus, and her insides were lined in gold
Well, she did what she did said "How was it, kid?"
She was politely told
"Pretty good, not bad, I can't complain
But actually everything is just about the same."

Moonlight makes me dizzy
Sunlight makes me clean
Your light is the sweetest thing
That this boy has ever seen.

Molly went to Arkansas, she got raped by Dobbin's dog
Well, she was doing good till she went in the woods
And got pinned up against a log
Pretty good, not bad, she can't complain
Cause actually all them dogs is just about the same

Moonlight makes me dizzy
Sunlight makes me clean
Your light is the sweetest thing
That this boy has ever seen.

[Instrumental]

I heard Allah and Buddha were singing at the Savior's feast
And up the sky and Arabian rabbi
Fed Quaker oats to a priest.
Pretty good, not bad, they can't complain
Cause actually all them gods is just about the same
Pretty good, not bad, I can't complain
Cause actually everything is just about the same





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  1. rkonarske

    I got a friend in Fremont
    He sells used cars, ya know
    Well, he calls me up twice a year
    Just ask me how'd it go
    Pretty good, not bad, I can't complain
    Actually everything is just about the same
    I met a girl from Venus, and her insides were lined in gold
    Well, she did what she did said "How was it, kid?"
    She was politely told
    "Pretty good, not bad, I can't complain
    But actually everything is just about the same."
    Moonlight makes me dizzy
    Sunlight makes me clean
    Your light is the sweetest thing
    That this boy has ever seen
    Molly went to Arkansas, she got raped by Dobbin's dog
    Well, she was doing good till she went in the woods
    And got pinned up against a log
    Pretty good, not bad, she can't complain
    Cause actually all them dogs is just about the same
    Moonlight makes me dizzy
    Sunlight makes me clean
    Your light is the sweetest thing
    That this boy has ever seen
    I heard Allah and Buddha were singing at the Savior's feast
    And up the sky and Arabian rabbi
    Fed Quaker oats to a priest
    Pretty good, not bad, they can't complain
    Cause actually all them gods is just about the same
    Pretty good, not bad, I can't complain
    Cause actually everything is just about the same
    Source: LyricFind
    Songwriters: John Prine
    Pretty Good lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc

  2. Emily Joy Simms

    hell. yeah. this is all it is. and it's pretty pretty pretty good.

  3. Jim Antonino

    A McMillan Man

    puzzlepiece

    OMG I didn't think anyone else in the world saw that.

  4. Joe Blow

    I was 12 years old playing and singing this song while my friends and classmates were listening to that radio pop music early 80s ,

  5. MoCo Quad Club

    Listen at 1.25x speed

  6. HALLEBOOYAH

    This song and The Kinks - Strangers have nearly identical opening chord/pattern and it drives me insane.

  7. ht1lltr

    What a great fucking song

  8. Mike Rowlett

    This guys voice sucks

    Charles Freudemann

    Fuck off

    peter betts

    mikey what Charlie said . plus , DICKHEAD .

  9. Peter Cakebread

    John Prine is original Americana

  10. Quentin Karamitsos

    I can’t complain but I will

  11. The Mayor

    This is how you write a song!!!! Not just rhyming shit to get to the end of a song....

  12. imamonster108

    How the heck did I not know who John Prine was until last year? I blame my parents.

    Joe Blow

    Glad you found a treasure, and its pretry good not bad and cant complain better than most

  13. J L

    First heard this song covered on Paul Anka's 1974 "Jubilation" album. It's not bad. But Prine's is pretty good.

  14. Jerry Muzak

    When I get home from work on Friday, this is my first "go to" track.
    I put this song on, crack open a Beck's, then fire up a fat joint, a few bong rips and plenty of rips off my vape pen :D :D

    Lee Rocheleau

    Burn one with John prine

  15. Sharminda Claudia Bohannon

    Sharminda bohannon here again to put in her two cents worth in. : No complaints here, I actually got some real fun putting up a thumbs up for almost all, comments made, love the song is all I'm asking. Huh.

  16. Lynn Skaggs

    An unsolicited dick pic from some hometown guy brought me here.

  17. david barnett

    I KNEW this song about 40 or more years ago. Lost it for 30 or more. Prine was and still is AWESOME,

  18. Chunky Tomato Soup

    This Rodriguez track is sick

  19. J Burns

    Hhhwwhhoooooooopphhhhhh!! Jprizzleeees :)

  20. Joshalynn Segura

    I'm so glad i had the pleasure of experiencing John Prine live. One of my favorite concerts.

  21. Flora Bunda

    Don't have/watch TV, read here in comments that show Patriot is turning people on to John Prine. Whatever works. And good on the producer for using John Prine music. (I had to google.)

  22. Flora Bunda

    "Actually, everything's just about the same" running thru my old brain since last night.
    I'll take a John Prine ear worm anytime. I won't complain.
    Still have this on cassette. Still have a cassette player. And, so far, we still have John Prine.

  23. Casey O'Brien

    The show Patriot on Prime brought me here

  24. velocityJE

    patriot

  25. Bender B. R

    Patriot Season 2?

    zainmerchant

    Never heard this song before seeing it on the show ... but it came on at the perfect time to wrap up all of times John said "pretty good".. what a show...

  26. John Fitzpatrick

    not bad, can't complain.

  27. michael rossiter

    Simply a genius. Finally got to see him In Dublin last year. Apart from the day Maggie Thatcher died it was the greatest moment in my life

    Flora Bunda

    Happy for you. Was worth waiting for.

    Kirsten Dieker

    Actually made me LOL!

    Back in the Ring to take another Swing 66

    Michael rossister ....Check out her gravestone ....Margaret Thatcher ...Born da da da ....Died da da ....Saldy missed in Brighton da da da

  28. Sandra Garcia

    Always felt John was the best thing that ever happened to music for just about mood. As the years go by and I watch him age it breaks my freaking heart because I feel like I know him, and know him well. He thinks just like me in the songs he writes. I have never known anyone else with my skewed, but completely put together thoughts about what life is really all about and just exactly the truth pertaining to people and how they live, what is really on their minds and just that people really are just the same inside. John makes a masterpiece out of some pretty dingy aspects of life because he sees how beautifully perfect is the human soul. I will truly grieve when he makes good on "When I Get To Heaven".

    Jerry Muzak

    Marry me? :)

  29. Steven Sockness

    Been a fan since early 70's

    Flora Bunda

    Me too. Aren't we fortunate to have him in our lives all these years?

  30. Douglas Flight

    ..."Actually, all them gods are just about the same" #PrettyGood.

  31. Burt Whitten

    raped by a dog what? wth are we listening to wheres womans lib now wheres the protests

    Ryan Sutherland

    Burt Whitten are you able to enjoy things anymore? Is it fun getting offended by people being offended

  32. Emily Joy Simms

    5 star song, 5 star album.

  33. Truman Green

    I wish I could say with  trump everything was"Pretty 

    Good"

  34. MrCobrien1212

    This song is pretty good

  35. Notta Victim

    moonlight makes me dizzy too

  36. john schilling

    MORE THAN PRETTY GOOD!

  37. john schilling

    SHE HAD SOMETHING UP HER SLEEVE JOHN!

  38. Abdallah Hakim

    ..."an Arabian rabbi fed Quaker oats to a priest..." LMFAO

    Phil Grimes

    It could happen.......!

  39. john schilling

    glad this was here to listen to!

  40. SOwens

    I remember going to see him at UWM Union back in the 70's and hearing him sing all these songs with my 2 best friends! Those were wonderful days! We only paid $10 back then! Not anymore so I have to listen to his albums now!😀

    SOwens

    Murad Man You have no idea what is good. Btw, not a trump supporter...you don't know me but that's ok, you aren't worth my time to allow you to know me! John Prine is one of the best!

    Chuck Taylor

    Murmaid Boy: Your hate is not the righteous hate. Grow up!

    Karen Hall-Gist

    I saw him in 1970s in Kansas City and again in 2000's in KC and I still love his lyrics and his musical performance!

    Karen Hall-Gist

    I am a liberal Democrat and I totally hate Trump, but I love John Prine.  I love his humor, music, lyrics and what I know of his politics!

    Karen Hall-Gist

    I can relate.  My boss and his wife had tickets to see Prine here in Kansas City about 5 years ago and they couldn't go so they gave the tickets to my husband and I.  I couldn't have gone otherwise.  Best experience ever seeing my hero and I thanked my boss!

  41. Shane Hall

    to Brandon L the peed on the dude's rug and that rug really tied the room together did it not?

  42. Zeratul723

    This song is, simply put, fucking awesome.

    Aaron A. Aaronson

    Eh, it's pretty good.

    GM Tuning

    It's pretty good, not bad, I can't complain 😊

    Roy Glenn

    Zeratul723 all his songs are that way

  43. Sam Bennie

    not bad

  44. Jeff Leach

    Someone on here saying Prine is what people think Neil Young is? Haha no. People need to stop comparing Prine to Dylan, or Prine to Young. They all have their own thing.

    Heather Folts

    I think your taking the comment wrong. Saying Prine is who you think Dylan is.. Is saying just that.. They are completely different. . prine is the the real deal.. Who was just fine with hiding in the shadows.. But all in all its the storytelling and hint of folk in there that makes them all seem similar. Just my opinion.. And we all know everyone has one of those and how even though that makes us the same.. They are all different so thats how we arent really the same.. Ha!

    O Justiceiro

    Prine is more down to earth country than Dylan. Neil Young is other thing.

    Jeff Gaumond

    @O Justiceiro Dylan is a huge fan of John Prine. Perhaps he wishes he could write songs like this.

    O Justiceiro

    Jeff Gaumond maybe. Two great artists. Hard to compare.

    Eric Phantoms

    John has admitted that Dylan is a big influence on him.

  45. Brandon L

    sounds like a track that shoulda been in the big lebowski lol

    Douglas Flight

    definitely

    Eben Wagner

    brilliant!

    Ben Williams

    Only Creedence man

  46. Ferlin Getty

    I can play the guitar solo just like that!

  47. Keith Welch

    Not bad

  48. Shane Hall

    Now days when someone asks me how I'm doing I tell them pretty good not bad I can't complain but everything's about the same

    deirdrea nienstedt

    So do i, lol

  49. Michael Scavnicky

    No one can complain about this song. Hence 0 dislikes.

  50. mayan longcount

    and if i may say one more thing: isnt that about the best high pitched blues licks in the middle of all this description of predictable.  wow.

  51. mayan longcount

    is this 'poem' about the most mundane poem ever??   EVER!!!

    same time:  nothing more significant comes to the human mind than this part of human life.  

    ABOUT THE SAME.

    Tremoney

    +mayan longcount huh?

    onetime4yourmind

    +mayan longcount what the fuck are you talking about

    Case Jordan

    don't do drugs kiddos

    littlechickadee1

    ...clearly, you missed the point grasshopper, :)

    Ryan Sutherland

    Does your head hurt after tying it in that knot

  52. Kevin Harron

    All them dogs are just about the same

    57fitter

    +Kevin Harron Cause actually all them Gods are about just the same.

    Not Abot

    Dogs in Arkansas....

  53. urabampot

    hey did you hear about Miley Cyrus getting naked in her video?...LMAO!!...its just SOOO important to music.... :) *yes im a smart ass

    Thomas Whitfield

    urabampot maybe your smart now but you seem more of a dumbass here

    peter betts

    tommy go back to scribblin happy faces . . were talkin about Music here .

  54. Cactass Dupree

    So Bro Edit it!!

  55. Sophia Mantell

    arabian rabi fed quaker oats to a priest XD

  56. fcuk you

    John Prine IS what people THINK Neil Young is. I hate Neil Young...sorry, nobody needs to hear that.

    Phil Grimes

    Neil is good. I have no problem with him, except for his politics, like NFL and Movie Stars,.....keep your opinion away from your talent/profession, please.

  57. Lisa Huber

    Usd to listen to this album at age 10/11...Somehow it helped me get through a tough life. Thanks John!!!

  58. Cactass Dupree

    U Know It!!

  59. Cactass Dupree

    they all my FAVS

  60. TXROCKHOUND900

    Prime Prine! You see it, buy it :)

  61. Su-z Scratcher

    this is my favorite john prine toon... sam stone is my 2nd... thanks for uploading...

  62. vmarkhills

    hey, thats pretty good, not bad