A Long Long Way

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A Long Long Way
I’m going back to Boston, Massachusetts
Been two years running away from my home
I never wanted to turn away
I never wanted to come back this way again
I sang my lungs out, played my guitar
Smiled at the tourists who filled up my jar
But that’s no living, man that’s no life
Just seemed a long ways away
A long ways away

I’m going home
I’ve been gone too long
Running Scared, rambling on
I stood there screaming
In the pouring rain
Hoping someone would see
I’d come a long, long way

I got your letter the other day
I read the words and I held back some tears
I wondered why we ever parted
I wondered why this ever started
But I’m turned around, and I ain’t looking back
Back just seems a long ways away
A long ways away


The plane is landing, I’m almost there
Autumn winds lend a chill to the air
And I don’t have much baggage
You know I left most behind
5,000 miles out of my mind
Out of my mind


Round at the end and then outro solo fades out)

I’m going home
Such a long long way
Boston, Massachusetts


from My World, released July 11, 2013



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