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Six O'Clock News

This song is by Lambchop and appears on the compilation Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine (2010).

Wanda had a baby, nineteen fifty one
The father was stranger and a stranger was the son
Call that child James Lewis, call these rooms a home
Changing all them diapers, polish all the chrome
C'mon, baby, spend the night with me

All around the school yard playing all the games
Running, laughing back and forth, the kid with two first names
Stranger in the closet, lock the diary
The past is running faster singing harmony
C'mon, baby, spend the night with me

God bless this kitchen said the knick knack shelf
The dinner's almost ready, better go and wash yourself
Jimmy's growing up now and Wanda's growing old
Time is growin' shorter, the nights are long and cold
C'mon, baby, spend the night with me

Sneaking in the closet through the diary
Now, don't you know all he saw was all there was to see
The whole damn town saw Jimmy on the six o'clock news
His brains were on the sidewalk and blood was on his shoes
C'mon, baby, spend the night with me
C'mon, baby, spend the night with me

Written by:

John Prine