Words will never properly articulate the importance of John Prine. His songwriting carved the heart right from the chest, often hitting at the core of humanity’s sorrow with a razor sharpness. His very last song ever is appropriately called “I Remember Everything,” a soft crackling ballad reflecting back on his entire life.
“I remember everything / Things I can’t forget,” he sings, a wistful sparkle in his eye. “The way you turned and smiled on me /On the night that we first met.”
He paints with raw subtlety. His images are precise, alluring, and magical. It’ll knock you off your feet. Guaranteed.
Listen to “I Remember Everything” below.