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This outlaw uses bravado to deal with the loneliness, cold and dread as his trail leads toward it's inevitable end. Recorded at Bob Kelly Studio in Las Vegas, Nv.
Acoustic - Acoustic Vocals
Previous peak charts position #50
Previous peak charts position in subgenre #2
Jay Ramsey
February 16, 2012
MP3 3.4 MB
128 kbps bitrate
3:45 minutes
Story behind the song
When I finished writing and recording "How Long" I felt confident that I would one day complete the album. I liked this song a lot. It shall remain unplugged, just my acoustic and some rack harmonica.
Lyrics
HOW LONG HOW LONG HAVE I BEEN RUNNIN’ HOW LONG HAVE I BEEN COLD HOW LONG WILL I BE RIDIN’ INTO THE STORM WONDER WHAT YOU’RE DOING WONDER IF YOU’RE COLD TOO MAYBE YOU FOUND SOMEBODY TO KEEP YOU WARM BUT YOU CAN’T BE A WAITIN’ FOR A MAN WHO’S ON THE RUN A MAN SHOULD LOVE A WOMAN NOT A GUN THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW PROVED TO BE A SLIPPERY SLOPE FOR ME HOW LONG TILL I PAY FOR WHAT I’VE DONE HOW LONG…HOW LONG HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN RAINING WONDER WHEN I’VE BEEN DRY COMFORT IS JUST A MEMORY, IT’S BEEN AWHILE MAYBE IN THE NEXT TOWN I’LL FIND ME A SPORTIN’ GIRL MAYBE WE’LL DRINK WHISKEY AND TRY TO SMILE AND IF SOME LAWMAN SEES ME AND THINKS I MIGHT BE ME HE’D BE WISE TO STOP AND THINK AGAIN CAUSE THE ONLY TIME I FEEL ALIVE IS WHEN I DRAW MY GUN SO THEY’D BE LOOKING UP HIS NEXT OF KIN THINK AGAIN…AND AGAIN MY PICTURE ON THE POSTER DOES NO JUSTICE TO MY EYES BUT JUSTICE DOESN’T ALWAYS GET IT RIGHT FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ON MY HEAD’S A MEAGER SUM TO ME BUT THAT’S ALL THAT THEY’LL PAY TO SEE ME DEAD OR ALIVE…DEAD OR ALIVE Words and Music by Jay Ramsey
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