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Nanci Griffith

Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness


©1986, Big Ears Music / Bruised Oranges, (ASCAP), Administered by Bug Music

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

What in the world's come over you?
What in heaven's name have you done?
Broken the speed of the sound of loneliness
You're out there runnin' just to be on the run

I got a heart that burns with a fever
I got a worried and a jealous mind
How can a love that would last forever
Get left so far behind?

(Repeat Chorus)

It's a mighty mean and a dreadful sorrow
It's crossed an evil line today
How can you ask about tomorrow
We ain't got one word to say

(Repeat Chorus