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Sweet Revenge Lyrics

from Prime Prine: The Best Of John Prine

"Sweet Revenge" is track #2 on the album Prime Prine: The Best Of John Prine. It was written by Prine, John.
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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 not 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 DJ 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 not 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 not 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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PRINE, JOHN

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