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Posted By: Justa Picker
29-May-01 - 12:26 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Speed of the Sound of Loneliness (Prine)
Subject: Lyr Add: SPEED OF THE SOUND OF LONELINESS (Prine)
SPEED OF THE SOUND OF LONELINESS
Written by John Prine
As recorded by John Prine on “German Afternoons” (1986)

1. You come home late and you come home early.
You come on big when you're feelin' small.
You come home straight and you come home curly.
Sometimes you don't come home at all.

CHORUS: So what in the world's come over you?
And what in heaven's name have you done?
You've broken the speed o' the sound o' loneliness.
You're out there runnin' just to be on the run.

2. Well, I got a heart that burns with a fever,
And I got a worried and a jealous mind.
How can a love that'll last forever
Get left so far behind? CHORUS

3. It's a mighty mean and a dreadful sorrow.
It's crossed the evil line today.
Well, how can you ask about tomorrow?
We ain't got one word to say. CHORUS

You're out there runnin' just to be on the run.
You're out there runnin' just to be on the run.
You're out there runnin' just to be on the run.