The Long Haul

The Long Haul
GST004 v1
Released: The Long Haul

Notes

A driving song. I spent about two hours listening to the first ten seconds of Safe European Home while programming The Long Haul's drum intro. I don't know how drummers do it - drum, that is. Guitar solo is a bit lame. And I lost count. Five bars? Who does five bars?

Credits

Lyrics

The Long Haul

Lady on the radio talking up some book
"The Death of Cool"
I said cool's not dead while I'm still alive
Yeah I said that
Into a spin!
Patch of black ice - where'd that come from!
The bells toll
It was your life that passed before my eyes

Faced up to the fact that I've been living for myself
Stayed long enough on the less-travelled road
Like some dead-heading trucker thinks he's got a real load

Taking our time, learning the road
Got a runaway ramp's gonna break our fall
Sometimes we're gonna floor this thing
Sometimes I know that we'll stall
But I ain't gonna take you on a short run baby
Don't you know I'm in it for the long haul

Unlearn "love"
Up til now it's been all about me
Just in time
Lady on the radio talking about souls
Into a spin
Nothing beats freedom but it's not enough to be free
The bells toll
From the wedding to the funeral that's just how it rolls

Faced up to the fact that I was living for myself
Like a bobtailing trucker says "I ain't no mule"
Let's hit the road
Let's learn to hear the big sky call
Over the plains past the wild rose
Don't wanna stop til we've seen it all
Cos I ain't gonna take you on a short run baby
Don't you know I'm in it for the long haul

(You've taken my heart away.)

Over the mountain, on to the sea
Don't want to stop til we've seen it all
Ain't gonna take you on a short run baby
Don't you know I'm in it for the long haul

Track Data

Evolutionary Stage: 
Bedroom Demo
Track Length: 
3:01

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