LONG TIME COMIN'

Live 12 Dec 1996 version


[Spoken intro:] Here's a song I wrote, I left it off the last record. Too damn happy. That was the problem ??? (chuckles). Then happy songs come back and byte you in the ass. ??? I'm telling you (chuckles). Watch out for that (chuckles). But uh, I guess 'cause I took the all most out of it. Ain't no room ??? my best. So let's be brave. This is called uh, "Long Time Comin'". Thanks you. You sing it, no (chuckles). Seems I got a nice one.

Out where the creek turns shallow and sandy
And the moon comes skimmin' away the stars
The wind in the mesquite comes rushin' over the hilltops
Straight into my arms
Straight into my arms

I'm ridin' hard carryin' a cache of roses
And a fresh map that I made
Tonight I'm gonna get birth naked and bury my old soul
And dance on its grave
And dance on its grave

It's been a long time comin', my dear
It's been a long time comin', but now it's here
And now it's here

Well my daddy he was just a stranger
Lived in a hotel downtown
When I was a kid he was just somebody
Somebody I'd see around
Somebody I'd see around

Well now down below and pullin' on my shirt
I got some kids of my own
Well if I had one wish for you in this god forsaken world, kids
It'd be that your mistakes'd be your own
That your sins would be your own

It's been a long time comin', my dear
It's been a long time comin', but now it's here
And now it's here

Out 'neath the arms of Cassiopeia
Where the sword of Orion sweeps
It's me and you Rosie, cracklin' like crossed wires
And you breathin' in your sleep
You breathin' in your sleep

Well there's just a spark of a campfire left burnin'
Two kids in a sleeping bag beside
I reach 'neath your shirt, put my hands across your belly and feel
Another one kickin' inside
And I ain't gonna fuck it up this time

It's been a long time comin', my dear
It's been a long time comin', but now it's here
It's been a long time comin', my dear
It's been a long time comin', but now it's here
And now it's here


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 12 Dec 1996 performance of LONG TOME COMIN' at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, during The Ghost Of Tom Joad Solo Acoustic Tour.

Ticket stub for the 12 Dec 1996 show at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
Ticket stub for the 12 Dec 1996 show at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
(Taken from Brucebase)
Promotional poster for the 12 Dec 1996 show at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
Promotional poster for the 12 Dec 1996 show at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
(Taken from Brucebase)

Credits

Thanks pinkcadillac at Greasy Lake for the lyrics help.

Available Versions

List of available versions of LONG TIME COMIN' on this website:

LONG TIME COMIN' [Album version]
LONG TIME COMIN' [Live 12 Nov 1996 version]
LONG TIME COMIN' [Live 12 Dec 1996 version]
LONG TIME COMIN' [Live 12 Feb 1997 version]
LONG TIME COMIN' [Live 25 May 1997 version]
LONG TIME COMIN' [Live 21 Apr 2005 version]
LONG TIME COMIN' [Live 16 Jul 2005 version]
LONG TIME COMIN' [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]

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