Speed of the Sound of Loneliness

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About Speed of the Sound of Loneliness

"Speed of the Sound of Loneliness" is a song written by John Prine. It was released as a track on Prine's 1986 album German Afternoons. The song gained further fame with a duet recording by Prine and American singer Nanci Griffith in the latter's 1993 album Other Voices, Other Rooms and the release of the track as a single. The song has been covered by many, notably Kim Carnes who released it as a single from her 1988 album View from the House and by the English band Alabama 3 on their 1997 album Exile on Coldharbour Lane and American singer/songwriter Jeffrey Foucault in 2009 in his Prine tribute album Shoot the Moon Right Between the Eyes. Scottish singer Roddy Woomble recorded a live version in 2014 in his album Live at Kings Place. 


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2009
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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 fucked up
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

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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

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Alabama 3

Alabama 3 is a British band mixing rock, dance, blues, country, gospel, and spoken word styles, founded in Brixton, London, in 1995. In the United States, it is known as A3, allegedly to avoid any possible legal conflict with the country music band Alabama. The group achieved international fame when the producers of hit TV series The Sopranos chose its track "Woke Up This Morning" for the show's opening credits. more »

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Written by: John E. Prine

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