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Thread #41139   Message #592478
Posted By: Fortunato
14-Nov-01 - 12:14 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Speed of the Sound of Loneliness (Prine)
Subject: RE: John Prine - Speed of the sound...
I think it means 'a great sadness quickly arrived'. A bit literal I suppose, but having lived that song at least once on both sides of the question its rather amazing how the loss of love drops your precipitously into dispair. Clearly John Prine knew.