Who Sang It’s a Big Old Goofy World? John Prine

John Prine The Missing Years cover art
Credits
release date: 1991-9-24
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk/Pop Rock/Country
length: 5:11
mixer: Ed Seay
recording engineer: Joe Romersa
Up in the morning
Work like a dog
Is better than sitting
Like a bump on a log
Mind all your manners
Be quiet as a mouse
Some day you'll own a home
That's as big as a house

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
She smokes like a chimney
And drinks like a fish

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 wished I had a woman
That made my knees knock
She'd sing like an angel
And eat like a bird
And if I wrote a song
She'd know ever single word

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

So I'm sitting in a hotel
Trying to write a song
My head is just as empty
As the day is long
Why it's clear as a bell
I should have gone to school
I'd be wise as an owl
Stead of stubborn as a mule.



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Picture Show
  • 2 All the Best
  • 3 The Sins of Memphisto
  • 4 Everybody Wants to Feel Like You
  • 5 It’s a Big Old Goofy World
  • 6 I Want to Be With You Always
  • 7 Daddy’s Little Pumpkin
  • 8 Take a Look at My Heart
  • 9 Great Rain
  • 10 Way Back Then
  • 11 Unlonely
  • 12 You Got Gold
  • 13 Everything Is Cool
  • 14 Jesus the Missing Years