Sam Stone (4:39)

Cover of John Prine

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Sam stone came home to his wife and family
After serving in the conflict overseas
And the time that he served, had shattered all his nerves
And left a little shrapnel in his knee

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  • RAY7654321

    Sad and true more than most know or want to know.

    24 Nov 2014 Reply
  • GWescott

    I still listen to this album....vinyl!!! Never understood why John Prine never quite made the big time...lyrically, he's a genius.

    3 Nov 2014 Reply
  • davidmills71

    climing walls wile sitting in a chair....

    29 Jun 2013 Reply
  • davidmills71

    What a fantastic song writer...

    29 Jun 2013 Reply
  • radio_face

    Tragic but endearing.

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
  • AdrianLw

    Spritualized "Cop shot Cop" is an obvios reverence.

    26 Nov 2012 Reply
  • slapsiemaxie

    Everyone who understands the meaning of his lyrics has covered his music, which is a great american history lesson.

    7 Oct 2012 Reply
  • reagan0

    Not so much age related. Back in the late-90s, he was treated for cancer of his neck. The radiation therapy affected his vocal cords, dropped his voice about an octave, and gave it a bit of "gravel".

    28 Jul 2012 Reply


    27 Apr 2012 Reply
  • mike_716

    :c also lol at child edridge's interpretation of the song

    2 Jan 2012 Reply
  • bumoncouch

    as good as songwriting has ever gotten. my vote for song of the 70's

    14 Dec 2011 Reply
  • edridge

    I listened to this when I was very young, and the lyrics always painted a surreal picure of a father with a literal hole in his arm where he kept his money. Then I listened to it when I was 15 and had a dawning realisation that it was a horrendous depiction of a drug addled war vet struggling with life. For some reason I loved it even more after that.

    9 Mar 2011 Reply
  • semionato

    so powerful.

    20 Oct 2010 Reply
  • semionato

    "there's a hole in daddy's arm where all the money goes." [2]

    18 Sep 2010 Reply
  • whitebicycle

    broken radios.

    25 Jul 2010 Reply
  • guitarfixer

    I saw john in 75 , never saw a memorable show

    13 Mar 2010 Reply
  • morrisonrac

    He is the best at what de does there isn't a song he has that doesn't touch my heart in some way

    17 Jan 2010 Reply
  • redneckingal

    there's ahole in mama's arm where all the $ goes....insanity...doing the same behavior while expecting different results..Praise God I saw the light

    12 Jan 2010 Reply
  • madafaka1

    great lyrics...

    26 Oct 2009 Reply
  • 52joan

    came home after serving in the conflict overseas...

    8 Oct 2009 Reply
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