This song about old age and loneliness, written about an old couple, is a theme relatively unexplored by songwriters. What’s amazing is how it rings so true despite being written by a 25-year old young man. John Prine cuts to the soul of humanity like no other.
Hello in There
Ya’ know that old trees just grow stronger,
And old rivers grow wilder ev’ry day.
Old people just grow lonesome
Waiting for someone to say, “Hello in there, hello.”