Thank you @marcmaron this is exactly what I needed to hear on this sad sad day.
"I been listening to the radio since I was three years old. I figured by now I could see songs better than most people listen to em. The first time I heard Steve Goodman on the radio, I knew I was listening to a tall skinny cat with a little beard singing the best damn train song I ever heard. Two months later in the backroom of the Earl of Oldtown, I met a short stout fellow with no beard who wrote and sang the best train song I ever heard. His name was Steve Goodman. The Lord works in mysterious ways" -John Prine, 1971 #johnprine #stevegoodman #causethisoldmanisgointotown