So Late

Story Behind The Song

This happened to a friend of a friend. (They have no idea that we have a song about it...)

Song Description

Wife discovers that husband has been seeing someone else, after several troubling signs, and finally has to admit it to herself. Understated rural blues feel. Slide guitar in background reveals her torment. Feels like a summer night in Louisiana...

Song Length 3:25 Genre Blues - Country, Folk - Alternative
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Heartbreaking, Troubled Subject Bad Love, Sadness
Language English Era 2000 and later


(Verse 1)
A silver moon and silver clouds running threads across the sky
Like silvers dreams running through my head, I watch them pass me by
The night air is heavy without a breeze, as my thoughts speak right out loud
You must be working late again, why else would you be out...

So late, so late, so late, so late

(Verse 2)
Am I the last to figure out what everyone else can see?
Could it be those diamond earrings were for someone else not me?
I found them in your favorite drawer, where you didn't think I'd see
But my birthday's passed and it's six months 'til our anniversary

mm-hmm, mm-hmm

(Gtr interlude)

(Verse 3)
The clock is ticking on endlessly, its big numbers turning small
You've been gone since early evening, haven't heard from you at all
The sun is waking up the dawn, the sky turns from gray to blue
I'm holding back the tears as I hear a car, but it's not you

And it's so late, so late. It's so late, so late.

Lyrics Rusty Springfield Music Rusty Springfield
Producer Rusty Springfield Publisher Rusty Springfield
Performance Christi John Bye-vocals; Rusty Springfield- electric 12 and 6 string guitars, acoustic bass; Don Casper- acoustic guitar; David Johnson- djembe, tambodrum Label Independent
This track is on 1 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
beenjammin72 My Top Songs 4/14/2008

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