True Love Will Find You In The End
By: Daniel Johnston

Original Performance: Daniel Johnston
Written by: Daniel Johnston

Versions:
  1. True Love Will Find You In The End (3:23)
    Available on The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered.
    Credits
    Beck Hansen: Guitar (Acoustic), Harmonica, Vocals
 
Lyrics:
True Love Will Find You In The End [Version (a)]:

True love will find you in the end
You'll find out just who was your friend
Don't be sad, I know you will
But don't give up until
True love will find you in the end
This is a promise with a catch
Only if you're looking will it find you
'Cause true love is searching too
But how can it recognize you?
Unless you step out into the light
Don't be sad, I know you will
Don't give up until
True love finds you in the end
True love will find you in the end
You'll find out just who was your friend
So don't be sad, I know you will
And don't give up until
True love finds you in the end
True love will find you in the end
True love will find you in the end
 
The Song:

"True Love Will Find You In The End" is a Daniel Johnston song, which can be found originally on Johnston's cassette Retired Boxer. It was also on his album, 1990, which includes a number of other songs Beck has covered over the years too (like "Some Things Last A Long Time" and "Devil Town.")

Beck's bluesy recording of "True Love" is simply him alone, singing, playing harmonica and acoustic guitar. Sometimes the simplest recordings are the best.

Beck recorded "True Love" for a Johnston tribute album. It was released in September 2004 and also features the Flaming Lips and Tom Waits (among many others).

 
Live:

Played live 4 times:
Earliest known live version: May 1, 2004
Latest known live version: September 29, 2005

Beck has played "True Love" live four times. Each has just been solo acoustic. He premiered this song on May 1 2004. It was either the first or second show after it had been announced that he had recorded the track.

On September 29 2005, someone in the crowd shouted for "Speeding Motorcycle" (another Johnston song) as Beck pulled out his acoustic guitar. Beck started to say that he didn't know that one, but then realized he did know this one, so he sang it.
 
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