Angel From Montgomery
“Just give me one thing that I can hold on to,
to believe in this living is just a hard way to go”
In 23 words, John Prine sums up years of sorrow. He tells a story of self-awakening, of an old woman who realizes that the years she’s spent with her man-child have been a little less than perfection. I feel like she expresses a very heavy sadness and the prayer to fly like an angel is her only salvation. That a man has written this song makes it all the more significant!
“How the hell can a person go to work in the morning
and come home in the evening and have nothing to say?”