It’s a Big old Goofy World

by John Prine

from the album “Encores”


Lyrics

Up in the morning Work like a dog
Is better than sitting Like a bump on a log
Mind all your manners Be as quiet as a mouse
Some day you’ll own a home That’s as big as a house

Now I know a fella He eats like a horse
Knocks his old balls Round the old golf course
You oughta see his wife She’s a cute little dish
Smokes like a chimney Drinks like a fish

Hey There’s a big old goofy man
Dancing with a big old goofy girl
Ooh baby It’s a big old goofy world

Now elvis had a woman With a head like a rock
I wish I had a woman That could made my knees knock
She’d sing like an angel And she eat like a bird
And if I wrote a song She’d know ever single word

So you Kiss a little baby and you Give the world a smile
If you take an inch you Give ‘em back a mile
Cause if you lie like a rug And you don’t give a damn
You’re never gonna be happy as the clam

There’s a big old goofy man
Dancing with a big old goofy girl
Ooh baby It’s a big old goofy world

So I’m sitting in my hotel always Trying to write a song
But My head is just as empty As the day is long
Why it’s clear as a bell I should have stayed in school
I’d be wise as an owl Instead of stubborn as a mule

Yeah and there’s this big old goofy man
Dancing with a big old goofy girl
Ooh baby It’s a big old goofy world

Yeah and there’s this big old goofy man
Dancing with a big old goofy girl
Ooh baby It’s a big old goofy world

Hey baby It’s a big old goofy world