add artist photo
John Prine
Add Explanation
Add Meaning
John Prine

Common Sense lyrics

$album_name
$date_release
$writer_name
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
John Prine – Common Sense lyrics

You can't live together
You can't live alone
Considering the weather
Oh my, how you've grown
From the men in the factories
To the wild kangaroo
Like those birds of a feather
They're gathering together
And feeling
Exactly like you

They got mesmerized
By lullabies
And limbo danced
In pairs
Please lock that door
It don't make much sense
That common sense
Don't make no sense
No more

Just between you and me
It's like pulling
When you ought to be shovin,
Like a nun
With her head in the oven
Please don't tell me
That this really wasn't nothing

One of these days
One of these nights
You'll take off your hat
And they'll read you
Your rights
You'll wanna get high
Every time you feel low
Hey, queen isabella
Stay away from that fella
He'll just get you
Into trouble, you know?

But they came here by boat
And they came here by plane
They blistered their hands
And they burned out their brain
All dreaming a dream
That'll never come true
Hey, don't give me no trouble
Or I'll call up my double
We'll play piggy-in-the-middle
With you

You'll get mesmerized
By alibis
And limbo dance in pairs
Please lock that door
It don't make much sense
That common sense
Don't make no sense
No more



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/j/john_prine/common_sense.html

  • Email
  • Correct

songmeanings

  • j
    0
    James Ward Newman
    It's like trying to explain natural selection to a person who just was a victim of it. Or the northern lights,. Or why George Bush let Chaney run the country from his bully pulpit. Or how the party of Lincoln became the Party of "No". Hoo boy! I know it when I see it. Like racism.
    1 reply

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    U
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    This page is missing some information about the song. Please expand it to include this information. You can help by uploading artist's image, adding song structure elements or creating lyrics explanation.

    Featuredlyrics

    Explain