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Songs

Audio and lyrics for songs featured on A Prairie Home Companion.

You Have to Start Out Low — 2013

The Lord said to George Beverly Shea
“You are a child of grace.
I’ll send you out on the gospel trail
And there you will sing bass.”

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WikiLeaks

I’ve been reading the WikiLeaks documents
I couldn’t believe what I read
I read the cables you sent to Washington
The terrible things you said.

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Whatever Floats Your Boat

I think the world of you
You know I wish you well
Whatever tightens your screw
Whatever rings your bell

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Whatever Floats Your Boat — 2009

I think the world of you
You know I wish you well
Whatever tightens your screw
Or rings your bell

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Whatever Floats Your Boat — 2012

I think the world of you
I wish you well
Whatever tightens your screw
Whatever rings your bell

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We’re Going Down

We’re going down
We’re going down
We’re going down to the other side of town, boys
And see if the party’s down there.

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Uphill

Everything is uphill in Seattle
Everywhere you go, you have to climb
Everything is an uphill battle
If you want to get there on time.

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Unfriended

I’ve been unwanted before it’s true
And uninvited a time or two
Today I’m feeling unusually blue
I’ve been unfriended by you

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True Friend of Mine

If I ran out of gas on the Interstate
And it’s twenty-below or maybe twenty-eight
And it’s three a.m. or maybe quarter to four
And I make my way to an all-night store

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Trees

November ’47, we left the big city
My folks and my brother, my sister and I
We lived in a basement, way out in a cornfield
Windows so small, you can just see the sky

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