Endlessly facing the cold concrete floor Four cold grey walls, and no doors I barely remember the last forty days Or just what they're holdin' me for So far away, they tell me Boy, you're here to stay Win, lose or draw
Letters unanswered and visits so few Cold desperation I know I guess I'd give most anything Oh lord, if they'd just let me go I'm so far away Day after lonely, lonely day Win, lose or draw
Ma, she's dead and gone Pa just don't seem to find the time It makes me so sad that he's forsaken me He's all I have left I call mine I'm so far away Day after lonely, lonely day Win, lose or draw
There's two men in one room for ten long years Still strangers that talk away the time 'Cause each time I think of your soft hand in mine I lay here and die one more time And I'm so far away Day after lonely, lonely day Win, lose or draw
If I'm far away You know, chances You gotta lose You gonna lose
Writer/s: GREG ALLMAN
Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
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Steve from Louisville, KyMarcus, while you're right about Zep (their first albums were both released in 1969), the ABB was absolutely an influence on Lynyrd Skynyrd, whose "Pronounced..." came 4 years later.
Kevin from Reading, PaThis song is certainly about being in a rehab, a place where Greg was many times. In fact, he a friend of mine met up inside a famous rehab, the Caron Foundation (known to some as "Chit Chat" many years ago) in Reading in the late 80s, early 90s. My friend related that Allman explained that stage fright was a major cause behind his alcohol/drug use, that he needed the drugs to go on stage. Of course, he has since written his autobiography and I don't remember him talking about this angle, but my friend spent a couple weeks in communal living quarters with Allman and this is what he told me.
Ward from Ocala, Flvince, greg was going through a really bad time when this album was written and recorded, maybe thats why it sound like that to you, when you said they are not together on this, but it is still a wonderful album and the title cut win lose or draw is to me one of my favorite songs ever, i live in ocala florida and greg was arrested for dui in the county i live in, he was living not far away, i had some business at the courthouse and when i was leaving at the redlight on the way out i happen to look in the car next to me and greg was in the backseat in the car next to me, i waved at him he shot me a peace sign, it was so cool maybe a bad day for him, but it was cool to see him next to me
Marcus from Columbia, MoCory, I don't think I would consider The Allman Bros an influence to Zeppelin. Zeppelin were already putting albums out around the same time as the Allman Bros. And Skynyrd was around the same time as them, but future southern rock bands is valid, most definitely.
Vince from Lantana, FlAwesome band,but you can tell they are not together here,,,,,I still love them best of all.....Vinny!!!!!
Cory from Johannesburg, South Africaallman brothers are a very under rated band. they are an amazing influence to led zeppelin, skynyrd, and southern rock bands today.
The lyrics for Lesley Gore's "It's My Party" were based on actual events relating to his daughter Judy's sweet 16 party. The teenager threw a tantrum and burst into tears when her mum and dad insisted that her grandparents had to be invited.