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Aimless Love (Oh Boy)

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Download links and information about Aimless Love (Oh Boy) by John Prine. This album was released in 1984 and it belongs to Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 35:44 minutes.

Artist: John Prine
Release date: 1984
Genre: Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 11
Duration: 35:44
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Be My Friend Tonight 3:15
2. Aimless Love 3:07
3. Me, Myself and I 2:42
4. The Oldest Baby in the World 3:05
5. Slow Boat to China 3:46
6. The Bottomless Lake 3:42
7. Maureen, Mauureen 3:16
8. Somewhere Someone's Falling In Love 3:04
9. People Puttin' People Down 2:48
10. Unwed Fathers 3:30
11. Only Love 3:29

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Like many of John Prine’s albums from the '80s, Aimless Love has a smooth and gentle sheen. The album’s hushed delivery enhances its key themes of loss, depression, loneliness, and love. “Be My Friend Tonight” sets the tone with its first lines: “I threw a party, nobody came/I bought all the tickets, they canceled the game/I give you my picture, it didn't fit your frame/Be my friend tonight.” As he aged, Prine increasingly saw the world as a place where human beings find it nearly impossible to be good to one another. This poignant realization recurs through Aimless Love, from the title song to “Me, Myself, and I” to “People Puttin’ People Down.” Prine is backed on these recordings by such luminaries as Spooner Oldham, Bobby Whitlock, and Donnie Fritts: Southerners who know a thing or two about the tender and tragic nature of the human soul and how to sing about it. To Prine’s credit, he never turns bitter; there's a twinkle in his eye even when he's at his lowest. And against everything he's seen and experienced in the world, he won't let go of his dream of love, as proven by the lyrics in the album’s closing song.