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Sweet Revenge

This song is by John Prine and appears on the album Sweet Revenge (1973) and on the album Prime Prine (1976).

I got kicked off Noah's Ark
I turn my cheek to unkind remarks
There was two of everything but one of me
And when the rains came tumbling down
I held my breath and I stood my ground
And I watched that ship go sailing out to sea

Take it back, take it back
Oh no, you can't say that
All of my friends are now dead or in jail
Through rock and through stone
The black wind still moans
Sweet revenge, sweet revenge without fail

I caught an aisle seat on a plane
And drove an English teacher half insane
Making up jokes about bicycle spokes and red balloons
So I called up my local deejay
And he didn't have a lot to say
But the radio has learned all of my favorite tunes

Take it back, take it back
Oh no, you can't say that
All of my friends are now dead or in jail
Through rock and through stone
The black wind still moans
Sweet revenge, sweet revenge without fail

The white meat is on the run
And the dark meat is far too done
And the milkman left me a note yesterday
Get out of this town by noon
You're coming on way too soon
And besides that we never liked you any way

Take it back, take it back
Oh no, you can't say that
All of my friends are now dead or in jail
Through rock and through stone
The black wind still moans
Sweet revenge, sweet revenge without fail
Sweet revenge, sweet revenge will prevail without fail

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John Prine

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