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Thread #41139   Message #3734453
Posted By: GUEST,mauvepink
31-Aug-15 - 12:33 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Speed of the Sound of Loneliness (Prine)
Subject: RE: John Prine - Speed of the sound...
Speed of the Sound of Loneliness tabs

I prefer Nanci Griffiths and John Prine singing this

Speed of the Sound of Loneliness song

I think lonely has a sound... it can be deafening. I also think sometimes you need to outrun it and survive the pain it can bring. Back in 2010 I wrote a poem about it...

Lonely is a lonely word

Lonely is a lonely word: I hate it when it calls on me
A hole inside me opens up: It takes away what once was free.
I try to seek a place to go, to fill the hole that lonely brings,
Inside my heart, inside my mind, an echo echoes as it rings.

I seek a solace somewhere close, the quiet waters calm me down,
I watch the moon and stars dance by, seeking bedtime on their own
They step below that far off line as I can see the horizon clear,
But lonely haunts me, brings me down, taking calm by bringing fear.

I look within myself for strength, to take away the pain I feel,
And realise it's beating me, eating on me like a meal.
Oh lonely is as lonely does, perpetuating great despair,
I cannot let it get a grip with my emotions lying there.

But then I see a distant light: In my minds eye it grows and grows
What is it made of? Whence it come? My spirit lifts and starts to flow
For Lonely sometimes is a switch that when turned off there is no fright,
Allowing you to feel again all life's wonder: life's delight.