The Speed of the Sound of Loneliness John Prine - 4/4 time

 

You come home late and you come home early

You come on big when you're feeling 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 of the sound of loneliness

You're out there running just to be on the run

 

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

 

Repeat Chorus:

 

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

 

Repeat Chorus:

 

Ending:

You're out there running just to be on the run

You're out there running just to be on the run

You're out there running just to be on the run

 

 

Each Line

 

G G C C D D G G

 

Prepared by Mike Martin