Gone at Last
Paul Simon Lyrics


The night was black, the roads were icy
Snow was fallin', drifts were high
And I was weary from my driving
And I stopped to rest for awhile

I sat down at a truck stop
I was thinking about my past
I've had a long streak of that bad luck
But I'm praying it's gone at last
[Chorus]
Gone at last, gone at last
Gone at last, gone at last
I had a long streak of bad luck
But I pray it's gone at last
Oo, oo, oo...

I ain't dumb
I kicked around some
I don't fall too easily
But that boy looked so dejected
He just grabbed my sympathy

Sweet little soul now, what's your problem?
Tell me why you're so downcast
I've had a long streak of bad luck
But I pray it's gone at last

[Chorus]

Once in a while from out of nowhere
When you don't expect it, and you're unprepared
Somebody will come and lift you higher
And your burdens will be shared

Yes I do believe, if I hadn't met you
I might still be sinking fast
I've had a long streak of that bad luck
But I pray it's gone at last

[Chorus]

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Written by: PAUL SIMON

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Logan Smith

The night was black, the roads were icy 
Snow was fallin', drifts were high
And I was weary from my driving
And I stopped to rest for awhile

I sat down at a truck stop
I was thinking about my past
I've had a long streak of that bad luck
But I'm praying it's gone at last

Gone at last, gone at last 
Gone at last, gone at last
I had a long streak of bad luck
But I pray it's gone at last
Oo, oo, oo...

I ain't dumb
I kicked around some
I don't fall too easily 
But that boy looked so dejected 
He just grabbed my sympathy

Sweet little soul now, what's your problem?
Tell me why you're so downcast 
I've had a long streak of bad luck 
But I pray it's gone at last

Gone at last, gone at last 
Gone at last, gone at last
I had a long streak of bad luck
But I pray it's gone at last
Oo, oo, oo...

Once in a while from out of nowhere
When you don't expect it, and you're unprepared
Somebody will come and lift you higher
And your burdens will be shared

Yes I do believe, if I hadn't met you 
I might still be sinking fast
I've had a long streak of that bad luck
But I pray it's gone at last

Gone at last, gone at last 
Gone at last, gone at last
I had a long streak of bad luck
But I pray it's gone at last
Oo, oo, oo...



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I was standing by my window
On one cold and cloudy day
When I saw that hearse come rolling
For to carry my mother away

Will the circle be unbroken
By and by, Lord, by and by
There's a better home a-waiting
In the sky, Lord, in the sky

I said to that undertaker
Undertaker please drive slow
For this lady you are carrying
Lord, I hate to see her go

Will the circle be unbroken
By and by, Lord, by and by
There's a better home a-waiting
In the sky, Lord, in the sky

Oh, I followed close behind her
Tried to hold up and be brave
But I could not hide my sorrow
When they laid her in the grave

Will the circle be unbroken
By and by, Lord, by and by
There's a better home a-waiting
In the sky, Lord, in the sky

I went back home Lord, my home was lonesome
Missed my mother, she was gone
All of my brothers, sisters crying
What a home so sad and lone

Will the circle be unbroken
By and by, Lord, by and by
There's a better home a-waiting
In the sky, Lord, in the sky

Will the circle be unbroken
By and by, Lord, by and by
There's a better home a-waiting
In the sky, Lord, in the sky



All comments from YouTube:

Bob Claster

Do not ignore the amazing contributions of Gordon Edwards on bass, and Richard Tee on piano. The track is fiendishly fast, and those two rose to the not inconsiderable challenge brilliantly.

Vinylguy64

That piano has always stuck out to me

heidi bower

That piano is outrageous!!!

Mikey Mumbles

Bob Claster A friend wants to cover this and I saw the track personnel and said, oh that’s why The track sounds like that.

Ingrid Fong-Daley

Richard Tee is SO the bomb...

Lg Mayes

Wish I could play gospel piano like this...took me to church...Phoebe Snow is so missed on this planet

Manuel Gonzales

Sounded ssoooo good to hear Phoebe Snow's singing. You're alright too Paul.

Mariah

This is one of those songs that is so perfectly done it's pure genius. Gives me goosebumps.

Scott Burton

Can't believe this song only got to # 23 in the fall of 1975-Should've been a bigger hit-RIP Phoebe Snow.

Walter Krueger

One of my favorite Paul Simon tunes with Phoebe Snow. Excellent! 🎵🎼🎶

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