I’ve decided to post on the Chawed Rosin while lolarusa is in Germany on business. My name is Rick, and I wrote this post.
I consider Sam Stone by John Prine to be the saddest song ever written. When lolarusa is away I practice singing it, but when she’s home I tend to keep my mouth shut. I’m shy in that regard, even around the people I live with. Here is a a video of John explaining how he feels about the song.
And here is Johnny Cash singing the whole song, although you will notice he changes the lyrics just a bit. The song reminds me of my poor, late sister-in-law, who sang this song in a way that could bring tears to the eyes of criminals, deadbeats, ne’re-do-wells, and soft-hearted men like me.