The Long Way Around

Album: Standing In The Breach (2014)
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  • I don't know what to say about these days
    I'm seeing people changing in the strangest ways
    Even in the richer neighborhoods
    People don't know when they've got it good
    They've got the envy, and they've got it bad

    When I was a kid everything I did was trying to be free
    Running up and down Tinsel Town with the fire inside of me
    My planets all in retrograde, the best of all my plans got laid
    I made my breaks, and some mistakes
    Just not the ones people think I made

    Now I'm a long way gone
    Down this wild road I'm on
    It's going to take me where I'm bound
    But it's the long way around

    It's a little hard keeping track of what's gone wrong
    The covenant unravels, and the news just rolls along
    I could feel my memory letting go some two or three disasters ago
    It's hard to say which did more ill
    Citizens United or the Gulf oil spill

    And I'm a long way gone
    Down this wild road I'm on
    It's going to take me take me where I'm bound
    But it's the long way around

    It's never been that hard to buy a gun
    Now they'll sell a Glock 19 to just about anyone
    The seeds of tragedy are there
    In what we feel we have the right to bear
    To watch our children come to harm
    There in the safety of our arms
    With all we disagree about
    The passions burn, the heart goes out

    And we're a long way gone
    Down this wild road we're on
    It's going to take us where we're bound
    It's just the long way around Writer/s: Jackson Browne
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