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Wonderful 99


by John Prine. Buy album CD: Other Songs B - Y


You've heard about the dirty dozen and the tales of the green beret
The men that sank the bismarck and the fighting c.i. a.
But if you're talkin' danger then one name comes to mind
Make an unwise decision call the wonderful 99

It was way back in the nineties a dollar still was worth a dime
An international coincidence made newsweek and time
A hundred brave men or women, give or take a few
Got started on a friday night by monday they were back in school

Two kings, a pope, and the president of the denver savings and loan
Made and unwise decision, wished they'd stayed at home
A missile launching pad didn't go as planned
The wonderful 99 were called to deliver it by hand

99 brave soldiers in 99 pair of keds
Lookin' for a motel 6 with 99 twin beds
A place to park a missile an watch some cable news
Maybe rent the top gun video and grimace like tom cruise

Now there's 99 yellow ribbons around the old oak tree
Most of it's top secret, the rest is history
It's been a couple weeks now, how the memory fades with time
Of an unwise decision and the wonderful 99



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Album: Other Songs B - Y Lyrics
cd Buy "Other Songs B - Y" CD
  1. Bear Creek Blues
  2. Big Old Goofy Man
  3. Big old goofy world
  4. Bruised Orange (Chain Of Sorrow)
  5. Dear Abbey
  6. Everybody Wants To Feel Like You
  7. How much tequila
  8. Let’s talk dirty in hawaiin
  9. Please don't burry me
  10. Quiet Man
  11. They'll Never Take Her Love From Me
  12. We are the lonley
  13. Yes I Guess They Oughta Name A Drink After You
  14. How Much Tequila (Did I Drink Last Night?)
  15. Jackie O
  16. Letter To The Penthouse Forum
  17. Love Is On A Roll
  18. Sweet Suzanne
  19. The Twentieth Century Is Almost Over
  20. Third Of July
  21. Wonderful 99
  22. You Never Even Call Me By My Name

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