Long Time Gone

Album: Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969)
  • It's been a long time comin'
    It's goin' to be a long time gone

    And it appears to be a long
    Appears to be a long
    Appears to be a long time
    Yes, a long, long, long, long time before the dawn

    Turn turn any corner
    Hear you must hear what the people say
    You know there's something that's goin' on around here
    The surely, surely, surely won't stand the light of day, no

    And it appears to be a long
    Appears to be a long, hmm
    Appears to be a long time
    Such a long, long time before the dawn

    Speak out you got to speak out against the madness
    You got to speak your mind if you dare
    But don't, no don't, no, try to get yourself elected
    If you do you had better cut your hair

    And it appears to be a long
    Appears to be a long
    Appears to be a long time
    Such a long, long, long, long time before the dawn

    It's been a long time comin' (Long time comin')
    It's goin' to be a long time gone (Long time gone)

    But you know
    The darkest hour
    Is always, always just before the dawn

    And it appears to be a long
    Appears to be a long
    Appears to be a long time
    Such a long, long, long, long time before the dawn Writer/s: DAVID CROSBY
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Comments: 6

  • Rick From San Diego from San DiegoFor years and years I was singing the song with these lyrics, "But don't, no don't, no, try to get yourself elected
    If you do you might as well cuff your hands..." Which I thought made sense. Oh well!
  • Jd from ColoradoRenee, it's relevant to politics at any time, no matter who's in office.
  • Renee from Naples FlThe song is relevant to today’s politics
  • Mike from Berkeley, CaEver since I heard this, I thought the lyrics were:
    "But don't, no don't, no, try to get yourself elected
    If you do you had better duck your head..."
    Sure, I might very well be wrong, and all those other lyrics sites (including this one) be right, but knowing that he wrote it in reaction to Bobby and John Kennedy's assassinations, 'ducking your head' would not only fit, it would make the song much more powerful.
  • Barry from New York, NcThe version of Long Time Gone featured in the movie Woodstock is an alternate mix.
  • Wayne from Crockett, TxGreat harmony from some of the greatest voices in rock music.
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