Been Too Long On The Road

Album: On The Waters (1970)

Songfacts®:

  • Writer David Gates says of this: "That song came out of being away from home with the band on tour. The title hit me first, and then as I started writing the thing, it got more and more complex, and it turned out to be this five-minute epic."
  • James Griffin plays lead guitar on the song.
  • Starting with this album, Bread had an official drummer, Mike Botts. On their previous album Bread used studio drummer Jim Gordon. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Nick - Paramus, NJ, for all above

Comments: 1

  • Jeff from Beverly Hills, MaMark Lindsey did a wonderful cover version which is even better than the original. It is on an out of print album You've Got a Friend.
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