Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness

 

written by John Prine

 

Gene adds an Am to the John Prine version and also changes a few lyrics **

 

G                                    C
You come home late and you come home early
Am          D                       G
You come on big when you're feeling small
G                                        C
You come home straight and you come home curly
Am            D                  G
Sometimes you don't come home at all
G                                C
So what in the world's has  come over you
Am          D                       G
And what in heaven's name have you  done
G                                       C
You've broken the speed of the sound of loneliness
Am               D                         G  C  G
You're out there running just to be on the run
G                                    C
Well I got a heart that burns with  sorrow    **
Am          D                     G
And I got a worried and a jealous mind
                            C
How come we have time to borrow               **
Am           D               G
When there's nothing on your mind             **
G                                C
So what in the world's has  come over you
Am          D                       G
And what in heaven's name have you  done
G                                       C
You've broken the speed of the sound of loneliness
Am               D                         G  C  G
You're out there running just to be on the run

harmonica solo

G                                 C
It's a mighty mean and a wicked  sorrow
Am                 D             G
Just  passed   the evil line today         **
G                           C
How  can you ask about tomorrow            **
Am            D              G
When your not living here today            **
G                             C
What in heavens name has come over you     **
Am      D              G
What on earth have you done                **
G                                       C
You've broken the speed of the sound of loneliness
Am               D                         G  C  G
You're out there running just to be on the run

 

From "Silhouetted In Light"

Demon Records