How Long

Album: Long Road Out Of Eden (2007)
  • Like a blue bird with his heart removed, lonely as a train
    I've run just as far as I can run
    If I never see the good old days shinin' in the sun
    I'll be doin' fine and then some

    How long, how long
    Woman will you weep
    How long, how long
    Rock yourself to sleep

    Well I been doin' time in lonesome prison, where the sun don't shine
    Just outside, the freedom river runs
    Out there in that shiny night, with blood hounds on your mind
    Don't you know it's the same sad situation?

    Everybody feels alright you know, I heard some poor fool say (somebody ooh)
    Everyone is out there on the loose
    Well I wish I lived in the land of fools, no one knew my name
    But what you get is not quite what you choose

    Tell me, how long, how long
    Woman will you weep
    How long, how long
    Rock yourself to sleep

    How long, how long (long and drawn out)
    Muddy River runs so deep
    How long, how long (long and drawn out)
    Good night baby, rock yourself to sleep
    Sleep tight baby, rock yourself to sleep
    Be-be-be, bye bye baby, rock yourself to sleepWriter/s: JOHN SOUTHER
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 6

  • Mark "spud" Friedman from Birmingham, Al, UsaHere is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkmj1INRCok
  • Ken from Louisville, KyAs of December 2013, a clip of the Eagles performing this song on a Holland TV show in either 1973 or 74 still exists on You Tube. Bernie Leadon introduces the song as written by a "former partner of Glenn's". In this version, Randy Meisner sings the third verse. When the Eagles revived the song for Long Road Out Of Eden, Frey sang both the first and third verses. The 2007 version has a more country riff, thanks to a pseudo country twang guitar lead by Steuart Smith. In fact, the Eagles debuted the revival of the song during the nationally televised 2007 CMA Awards show.
  • Liz from Smallville, Ksgood song...it's really there comeback song. It's so classic eagles. you know, the blending of the voices and the "look at us,we can still sing as perfectly as we did in the '70s". I love it.
  • Gary from Bonham, TxThirty years ago the band I played in played a lot of Eagles music. Nine years ago we got back together for a reunion after a lenghthy separation of careers and raising families. We have continued to have at least two reunions each year in different settings and continue to play the songs of one of the best groups ever. That would be the Eagles. We are giving a free concert Saturday night in a small east Texas town where the people still love to hear the Eagles music. Yeah we're considered old by most accounts, but we're still playin' that rock and roll and havin' fun. Life is GOOD!!!!!
  • Dc from Hilo, HiThat's so funny that Youtube played a small part in that song being recorded for this album. And funnier that Glenn Frey's kids were razzing him about his long hair back in the day.
  • Derek from Cambridge, New ZealandThis song just goes to prove that The Eagles haven't lost any of their magic... and a great album too!!!
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