Sam Stone Lyrics - John Prine

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Sam Stone came home,
To his wife and family
After serving in the conflict overseas.
And the time that he served,
Had shattered all his nerves,
And left a little shrapnel in his knee.
But the morphine eased the pain,
And the grass grew round his brain,
And gave him all the confidence he lacked,
With a Purple Heart and a monkey on his back.

There's a hole in daddy's arm where all the money goes,
Jesus Christ died for nothin' I suppose.
Little [pitchers]pictures have big ears,
Don't stop to count the years,
Sweet songs never last too long on broken radios.

Sam Stone's welcome home
Didn't last too long.
He went to work when he'd spent his last dime
And Sammy took to stealing
When he got that empty feeling
For a hundred dollar habit without overtime.
And the gold rolled through his veins
Like a thousand railroad trains,
And eased his mind in the hours that he chose,
While the kids ran around wearin' other peoples' clothes...

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Sam Stone was alone
When he popped his last balloon
Climbing walls while sitting in a chair
Well, he played his last request
While the room smelled just like death
With an overdose hovering in the air
But life had lost its fun
And there was nothing to be done
But trade his house that he bought on the G, I. Bill
For a flag draped casket on a local heroes' hill

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Jesus Christ Died for Nothing, I Suppose! | Reviewer: MURPHY | 2/26/13

Swamp Dogg delivered this song to make you feel it! This was daddy's favorite song (RIP). I listen to it and smile in memory of my daddy. It's a great song by all who sings it. "There's a hole in daddy's arm, where all the money goes. Jesus Christ Died for Nothing, I Suppose!" :)

swamp dogg vs. john prine | Reviewer: bjo58 | 12/30/07

Hi, I just listened to the Swamp Dogg review - I have to say it absolutely doesn't do John Prine's song any justice. There are some songs that simply should not be redone and this is definitely one of them - it loses something when Swamp Dogg does it, this song isn't a jazzy song - it's a sad song, about a man that goes to fight for his country, sees things, does things, experiences things that a lot of us know absolutely nothing about, comes back addicted to a horrible habit, and his child watches as dad self-destructs because of it, like so many other families witnessed their loves ones destruction from drugs, alcohol, etc. Swamp Dogg needs to step down from this one.

good song | Reviewer: taressa | 8/4/07


Masterpeice of Music | Reviewer: Adam | 7/17/07

I was raised on John Prine due to the fact that he was my fathers favorite artist, next to the Rolling Stones of course. Of all the Songs I have heard of Mr.Prine made, Sam Stone is number one on my top three (below are saddle in the rain and sweet revenge). If you are a fan of John Prine or simply a fan of music in general I advive you to listen to this song first, with will inevitably get you hooked early and his talent will not relase you from its grasp.

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