The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #112043   Message #3839159
Posted By: Joe Offer
15-Feb-17 - 02:42 PM
Thread Name: Let's talk John Prine
Subject: ADD: Far From Me (John Prine)
I think the world needs a little John Prine today.

(John Prine)
As recorded by John Prine on "John Prine" (1971)

1. As the cafe was closing on a warm summer night and Cathy was cleaning the spoons,
The radio played the hit parade and I hummed along with the tune.
She asked me to change the station, said the song just drove her insane,
But it weren't just the music playing; it was me she was trying to blame.

CHORUS: And the sky is black and still now on the hill where the angels sing.
Ain't it funny how an old broken bottle looks just like a diamond ring?
But it's far, far from me.

2. Well, I leaned on my left leg in the parking lot dirt and Cathy was closing the lights.
A June bug flew from the warmth he once knew and I wished for once I weren't right.
Why, we used to laugh together and we'd dance to any old song.
Well, ya know, she still laughs with me but she waits just a second too long. CHORUS

3. Well, I started the engine and I gave it some gas and Cathy was closing her purse.
Well, we hadn't gone far in my beat-up old car and I was prepared for the worst.
"Will you still see me tomorrow?" "No, I got too much to do."
Well, a question ain't really a question if you know the answer too. CHORUS

Published by © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Source: (corrected by Joe Offer)