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Far From Me

This song is by Justin Townes Earle and appears on the compilation Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine (2010).

As the cafe was closin' on a warm summer night
Kathy was cleanin' the spoons
The radio played the hit parade
And I hummed along with the tune

She asked me to change the station
Said that song just drove her insane
But it weren't the music that was playin'
It was me she was tryin' to blame

And the night is all black and still now
On the hill where the angels sing
Ain't it funny how an old broken bottle looks
Just like a diamond ring
But it's far, far from the ring

So I leaned on my left leg in the parkin' lot dirt
While Kathy, she put out the lights
A June bug flew from the warmth he once new
And I wished for once I weren't right

See, we used to laugh together
We'd dance just to any old song
You know she still laughs with me
But she waits just a minute too long

And the night is all black and still now
On the hill where the angels sing
Ain't it funny how an old broken bottle looks
Just like a diamond ring
But it's far, far from the ring

I started the engine and I gave her some gas
While Kathy, she closed her purse
We hadn't gone far in my beat up old car
When I was prepared for the worst

Will you see me tomorrow?
No, I've got things to do
Well, a question ain't really a question
If you know the answer too

And the night is all black and still now
On the hill where the angels sing
Ain't it funny how an old broken bottle looks
Just like a diamond ring
But it's far, far from the ring
Yeah, it's far, far from the ring

Written by:

John Prine