John Prine - Quiet Man Lyrics




Strolling down the highway with my shoes in my hand
I don't talk much I'm a quiet man
Beauty and silence both run deep
And running like crazy while you are asleep

[Chorus:]
You got news for me, I got nothing for you
Don't pin your blues on me
Just go ahead and do whatever you wish to

Last Monday night I saw a fight
Between Wednesday and Thursday over Saturday night
Tuesday asked me what was going on I said,
"Sunday's in the meadow and Friday's in the corn."

[Chorus]

Hocus-pocus, Maladjusted
Don't you think my tears get rusted
Steady losing means you ain't using
What you really think is right

[Chorus]

Oodles of light what a beautiful sight
Both of God's eyes are shining tonight
Rays and beams of incredible dreams
And I am a quiet man.

Oodles of light what a beautiful sight
Both of God's eyes are shining tonight
Rays and beams of incredible dreams
And I am a quiet man.

Oodles of light what a beautiful sight
Both of God's eyes are shining tonight
Rays and beams of incredible dreams
And I am a quiet man.





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  1. Brad Wilson

    Where would I be without John prine. Thanks lord and John. My first concert was John Hartford and John prine boone county fair grounds 1975 ?

  2. Dean Myrick

    Love this album, but my stranded on an island album would be Highway 61 Revisited.

  3. mr childgrownold

    Words to live by

  4. Ninsuna

    Yep, one of the best albums ever. Ever.

  5. Leslie Feldman

    John Prine one of the greats

  6. Shane Hall

    this song reminds me of my brother in law my sister's husband Eric he is a quiet guy he doesn't ever say much.

  7. Burt Whitten

    Kriss Kristoferson brought him to the stage and Johnny Cash brought Kriss

  8. 42awww

    Definitely in my top 3!

  9. kb knight

    I got news for you!

  10. Shane Hall

    this song reminds me of my brother in-law he is a quiet man

  11. nathanolson

    slowed 5%

  12. Cap

    Respect John from Georgia, Caucasuss

  13. lisa williams

    word man extraordinaire, my fav

  14. peter betts

    Mr. Prine has Alot of GOOD Albums , But ive been listening to this one ,his first , since 1978 , and i think this is my Favorite.

    mat11trick

    peter betts... what would be your next 2 choices of his after this album?

    peter betts

    mat 1 1 trick well first of all i would have to say that if u can find the quality in Prine music ..Duh.. , you can find something on all his albums that you will enjoy , but with out looking back at his discography i would say his 2nd , Diamounds in the Rough , and BRUISED Orange .

  15. john schilling

    brilliant every aspect is just more brilliant!

  16. loveanianimeme

    I really like the electric guitar solo in this song, makes me wonder what it would have been like if he would have kept going in that direction, maybe Kenny Rogers and the First Edition?

  17. john newman

    Poet, Philosopher,and nice guy ! Love him NOW !

  18. real news

    one of the best song writers ever!

  19. MEL29

    YOU GOT NEWS FOR ME...I GOT NOTHIN FOR YOU❤️ GOD BLESS JOHN PRINE!!!❤️

  20. Tony Feighery

    Love it havent heard this beauty since the late eightys 

    Douglas Grundle

    Tony Feighery the)9

  21. Robert Phillips

    Mine would be Bustin' out PPL.  But this might be in the top two or three for me.

  22. Kiwi Jake

    one of the best pieces of vinyl ever cut.

    Pete Stevens

    yeah ~ 

    Ronan O'Shea

    I was just gifted this vinyl. You are 100% correct.

  23. polishpaulie

    One of my favorites.

  24. Kimberly M.

    I love this album

  25. linda theobald

    Mule sez-I've listened, sang, played, lived, And pretty much held my  thoughts to these standard's--so far -- so good--

  26. rain intheface

    Wow , more than 40 year and this song still does it for me. Great song.

  27. strangehero420

    will you put up billy the bum????????

  28. Cactass Dupree

    Singen my song again way to go J.P. thanks for posting

  29. rain intheface

    First heard this song way back in '71-72 . Still one of my favorites .

  30. Kathy Trim

    I've listened to him for yeeeears, and first, I thought he was a "protest" singer. Listen to more and he sounds sorta country. Listen to more, and he's nothing but a really grea musician.

    Trey Stewart

    prine is brilliant! that is what he is!

    Trey Stewart

    +Trey Stewart ready to get his new record!

  31. Kathy Trim

    If I were on an island with just one CD, I'd just have to swim back for more.

  32. jaslinc

    This album.

  33. Frank McConville

    Excellent song !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. Toby Holcomb

    You got News for Me?
    I Got Nothing for You!

    ...god I love that...

  35. oldtimesmusicfan

    damn hes good, I hate most country/folk music and I cant stop playing his songs. thanks!

  36. TheGeorgejordan

    Thanks for posting; this is one of my favorite. Wish someone would post One Red Rose!!

  37. Galahad3000

    So glad this song is finally on YouTube. Thanks for posting it!!

  38. Galahad3000

    So glad this song is finally on YouTube. Thanks for posting it!!