A long long time
by Steven Clotzman

It’s been a long long time . . .
It’s been a long long time . . .
It’s been a long long long time . . .
Since you’ve been gone

It’s been a long long time . . .
It’s been a long long time . . .
It’s been a long long long time . . .
Since you’ve been gone

Everybody’s got their reasons for living in a house of blues
But the dust has settled on our rusty kettle
And we’re now yesterday’s news

It’s been a long long time . . .
It’s been a long long time . . .
It’s been a long long time . . .
Since you’ve been gone

I read it in a magazine, you and the big city lights
But they only hint at what’s not fit to print
Is who’s tucking you in at night?

It’s been a long long time . . .
It’s been a long long time . . .
It’s been a long long time . . .
Since you’ve been gone

You say you’re going to build a bridge and get to the other side
But who builds a bridge to nowhere?
I doubt if they’ve even thought to try

It’s been a long long time . . .
It’s been a long long time . . .
It’s been a long long time . . .
Since you’ve been gone

It’s been a long long time . . .
It’s been a long long time . . .
It’s been a long long time . . .
Since you’ve been gone

It takes some nerve to speak of the verve of a heart solid as a rock
I preferred it better in a card or letter
When I didn’t have to hear you talk
It’s been a long time since you’ve been gone

A loser in a waiting game, that’s about as good as it gets
Because the cards are all dealt and now it’s heartfelt
When I say . . . have we met?
It’s been a long time since you’ve been gone

You’ve been around this great big world and you’ve seen how the half lives
But to foot the bill for all the frills
Is more than anyone soul can give
It’s been a long time since you’ve been gone

So now comes the question, I thought you might ask given your proclivities
And about the company I’m keeping, well, in matter of speaking
See, that somebody else is me

It’s been a long long time . . .
It’s been a long long time . . .
It’s been a long long time . . .
Since you’ve been gone

It’s been a long long time . . .
It’s been a long long time . . .
It’s been a long long time . . .
Since you’ve been gone


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