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    Picture Show

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      Lyrics for John Prine - "Picture Show"

      A young man from a small town
      With a very large imagination
      Lay alone in his room with his radio on
      Looking for another station
      When the static from the mouthpiece
      Gave way to the sound below
      James Dean went out to Hollywood
      And put his picture in a Picture Show.
      James Dean went out to Hollywood
      And put his picture in a Picture Show.

      [Chorus]
      And it's oh Daddy get off of your knees
      Mamma why'd you have to go
      Your darling Jim is out a limb
      I put my picture in a Picture Show
      Whoa ho! Put my picture in a Picture Show

      Hamburgers cheeseburgers
      Wilbur and Orville Wright
      John Garfield in the afternoon
      Montgomery Clift at night
      When the static hit the mouthpiece
      Gave way to the sound below
      James Dean went out to Hollywood
      And put his picture in a picture show.

      [Chorus]

      A Mocca man in a wigwam sitting on a Reservation.
      With a big black hole in the belly of his soul
      Waiting on an explanation
      While the white man sits on his fat can
      And takes pictures of the Navajo
      Every time he clicks his Kodak pics
      He steals a little bit of soul.
      Every time he clicks his Kodak pics
      He steals a little bit of soul.

      [Chorus]

      Yie Hi! Put my picture in a picture show
      Here we go!
      A young man from a small town
      With a very large imagination

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      PRINE
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