LONG TIME COMIN'

Live 12 Feb 1997 version


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

Well
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
Well 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, kid
It'd be that your mistakes would 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

Whoa!
Yeah!
Yeah!

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

Whoa!


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 12 Feb 1997 performance of LONG TOME COMIN' at Capitol Theatre in Sydney, Australia, during The Ghost Of Tom Joad Solo Acoustic Tour.

Ticket stub for the 12 Feb 1997 show at Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Ticket stub for the 12 Feb 1997 show at Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Australia

This was the last of a five-night stand at Capitol Theatre.

Credits

Thanks Brian Frandsen 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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