Lyrics Depot is your source of lyrics to Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrows) by John Prine. Please check back for more John Prine lyrics.

Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrows) Lyrics

Artist: John Prine
Album: Bruised Orange

My heart's in the ice house come hill or come valley
Like a long ago Sunday when I walked through the alley
On a cold winter's morning to a church house
just to shovel some snow.

I heard sirens on the train track howl naked gettin' nuder,
An altar boy's been hit by a local commuter
just from walking with his back turned
to the train that was coming so slow.

You can gaze out the window get mad and get madder,
throw your hands in the air, say "What does it matter?"
but it don't do no good to get angry,
so help me I know

For a heart stained in anger grows weak and grows bitter.
You become your own prisoner as you watch yourself sit there
wrapped up in a trap of your very own
chain of sorrow.

I been brought down to zero, pulled out and put back there.
I sat on a park bench, kissed the girl with the black hair
and my head shouted down to my heart
"You better look out below!"
Hey, it ain't such a long drop don't stammer don't stutter
from the diamonds in the sidewalk to the dirt in the gutter
and you carry those bruises to remind you wherever you go.

Comments/Interpretations

no comments yet








Related:
John Prine Lyrics
John Prine Bruised Orange Lyrics

More John Prine Music Lyrics:
John Prine - Day Is Done Lyrics
John Prine - Humidity Built The Snowman Lyrics
John Prine - In A Town This Size Lyrics
John Prine - In Spite of Ourselves Lyrics
John Prine - Often Is A Word I Seldom Use Lyrics
John Prine - Please Don't Bury Me Lyrics
John Prine - Rocky Mountain Time Lyrics
John Prine - You Mean So Much To Me Lyrics