It’s Gonna Be A Long Monday, John Prine


Thank you, John Prine, for your songs and brilliant lyrics. You will be missed.Β 

******

 

“It’s gonna be a long Monday

Sittin’ all alone on a mountain

By a river that has no end”

 

Landscape, Photography, Inspiration, Isolation, Tribute

Reflection

 

“It’s gonna be a long Monday

Stuck like the tick of a clock

That’s come unwound – again

And again”

Long Monday, John Prine

 

Landscape, Photography, Inspiration, Isolation, Tribute

Helsinki Blues

 

“When I woke up this morning, things were lookin’ bad

Seem like total silence was the only friend I had

Bowl of oatmeal tried to stare me down… and won

And it was twelve o’clock before I realized

That I was havin’ no fun…”

Illegal Smile, John Prine

 

Landscape, Photography, Inspiration, Isolation, Tribute

Rainy Day

 

“Sometimes my old heart is like a washing machine

It bounces around ’til my soul comes clean

And when I’m clean and hung out to dry

I’m gonna make you laugh until you cry.

Surround me with your boundless love

Confound me with your boundless love

I was drowning in the sea, lost as I could be

When you found me with your boundless love”

Boundless Love, John Prine

 

Landscape, Photography, Inspiration, Isolation, Tribute

Boundless Love

 

“Well you never know how far from home you’re feeling

Until you watch the shadows cross the ceiling

Well I don’t know but I can see it snowing

In your car the windows are wide open.

 

Just come on home

Come on home

No you don’t have to be alone

Just come on home”

Summer’s End, Β John Prine

 

Landscape, Photography, Inspiration, Isolation, Tribute

Come On Home

 

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62 comments

  1. Come on home is surreal and it gives me some magical goosebumps!!

  2. Read it Wednesday- ( late to the game )
    Eco

  3. Love your photos !! Always Bob and Imogen is the best. 😘 stay safe. Love you! Pam

    Sent from my iPhone

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  4. Yes, he will be missed. His lyrics where always touching and strong, as your selection shows. As always your images are beautiful.

  5. What a beautiful collection – of both photos and Prine’s lyrics.
    Alison

  6. That top picture is stunning, Jane. And of course the picture of your precious granddaugher and husband is wonderful as well.

    • Hi Lisa, Pleased you enjoyed- that first image was a magical morning at Maroon Bells in Aspen. And it was a fun series catching the laughter between Gramps and Granddaughter. Thank you so much. πŸ’™

  7. so beautiful photos…congratulations!
    I love so much Photography

  8. Excellent selection of lyrics, Jane. It’s hard to pick bad ones, isn’t it? He was a master. Also a fine collection of images as always. Happy Easter to you and your family. Stay safe too. California seems to be doing a bit better than much of the rest.

    • Thanks, Steve. You are right, he was a master songwriter and storyteller. Glad you enjoyed the images paired. Happy Easter with good wishes for continued safety and good health. In CA we started a bit earlier than many (going into six weeks) and I think that may have helped.

  9. I remember an interview he did years ago, which he didn’t do many of, he said making the jump from mailman to songwriting was a natural one. While on the route, you see and hear so many things. And, visiting with many along the way, the many stories could easily become a song. A wonderful tribute.

  10. A beautiful, moving tribute to John Prine. These photos are remarkable!

  11. Great images to match Prine’s lyrics.

  12. Lovely tribute Jane – he was a very special man. Loved your Boundless Love image.

  13. Reflection and Come On Home are awesomeπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Stay healthy!

  14. Beautiful Jane. Happy Easter. RIP John.

  15. Lovely pictures, Jane, especially Rainy Day. πŸ™‚

  16. A sweet tribute. Seems like we’re losing so much. At least Prine’s songs remain to sustain us (along with your images.)

  17. Summer’s End and Come on Home are so perfect together. I love the way you handled the lights in the buildings and the moon and clouds. Sweet! And Reflection – wow, such beauty! If that was Monday I would WANT it to be a long day. πŸ™‚ Thank you for a lovely tribute, Jane.

  18. Thank you Jane. What a wonderful tribute to such a wonderful musician and person who has left so much beautiful music for mankind.

  19. A truly beautiful tribute Jane

  20. Beautiful photographs, Jane. Fabulous lyric selection, too! Wishing you a happy and safe Easter!

  21. perfect tribute, Jane, and perfect reflections for our current time and frame of mind. Thanks!

  22. Wonderful pictures again Jane. I shamefully have to admit I hadn’t heard of John Prine before he died. Now I’m listening to his records on Spotify and I really like what I hear. The song: Summer’s end is truly great.

    • Hi Peter, I’m so glad this led you to discovering him. His early records have many of his enduring hits but the songs in the past few years are quite beautiful- including Summer’s End. His lyrics…
      Thanks very much for enjoying and for taking a moment to hear the music. πŸ˜€
      Please stay safe.

  23. Huge John Prine fan and was surprised at the devastation I felt from his passing (I am not typically a groupie type, but his music defined my youth. Gorgeous images as always. The rain picture is EXCEPTIONAL! Keep safe and well.

    • Hi Lisa, I feel the same way, it hit me like a ton of bricks. His lyrics ring so true. Pleased you enjoyed the images coupled with his words. Rainy windows are an ongoing quest. πŸ™‚ Thank you very much. Stay safe and healthy as well.

  24. Love it Jane. Larry

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