The Modern Folk Musician

7. Long Road to Walk

Lyrics and Music: ęGeoff Bartley


Lead Vocal and Guitar: Mike Agranoff
Backup Vocals: Lynn Harrison, Ken Rolston, Mark Wolkoff
Piano: Paul Falgaris
Bass: Greg Vongas

1
Oh mama, sweet mama, never done me no wrong.
I can tell by your smile, you love to sing along.
I've been tellin my friends, trying to get home.
Tryin' to find a place between the water and the stone.
But when it all comes down, there's just one thing I know,
It's a long road to walk alone

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It's a long road to walk (yes it is, yes it is!)
It's a long road to walk (yes it is, yes it is!)
It's a long road to walk (yes it is, yes it is!)
It's a long road to walk alone.

2
Well, I sent for the gov'ner, the pope and the prez.
Everybody told me, "Don't do nothin' that he says!"
So I sent for the preacher, sent for the son,
Tryin' to find a reason for the things that we done,
But when it all comes down, there's just one thing I know,
It's a long road to walk alone

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3
I went down to the city just to clean up my act
Where the cards were all marked, the decks were all stacked.
Could've split for the country to seek my release.
Lay my money down just to buy me some peace.
But when it all comes down, there's just one thing I know,
It's a long road to walk alone

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4
I went out to the wilderness, commune with the land.
Felt the circle of the seasons, began to see the plan.
I could feel the tremors fading, the Earth stood still.
I could lay it all down. Sometimes I think I will.
But when it all comes down, there's just one thing I know,
It's a long road to walk alone

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5
So my brothers, my sisters, reach out your hand
Make a circle in the sky, celebration in the land.
There's a story been told from the day that we're born
Can't make it on your own between the fire and storm
But when it all comes down, there's just one thing I know,
It's a long road to walk alone

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