Long Way To Roam

by John with David Wilt

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This song was written for my beautiful partner Leanne when she went away to Japan for three months



-----( First Verse )-----
Been feedin’ the chickens and watering the plants
but nothing we do gets rid of the ants
I guess you’re findin’ the peace of mind that you sought
hope you know we miss you a lot

Gettin’ you home is gettin’ to be a must
the Pictionary board is pickin’ up dust
I know how you like to explore the unknown
but three months is a long time to be alone

-----( Second Verse )-----
The cat’s still lookin’ out the front door
the computer don’t work like it should no more
We still got the beautiful sunny weather
but I miss spendin’ all that time together

I can’t wait to see all the pictures you’re takin’
when you come home to the comforts forsaken’
You’re using everything that you been taught
to untangle this complicated knot

-----( Chorus )-----
Leanne, Japan is a long way to roam
I’m holdin’ down the fort til’ you come back home
Ridin’ so fast on that bullet train
over the land and thru the pourin’ rain

I know you’re there to heal your soul
this experience will make you whole
Surrounded by all that natural beauty
it’s a good place for you to let it all be

-----( Third Verse )-----
I’m still your number one fan
since you went to Japan
All settled in your new spot
sleepin’ on a Futon cot

It ain’t easy, but we’re doin’ good
just not the same without you in the neighborhood
I got nothing to lose, and everything to gain
sittin’ here behind this window pane

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released July 9, 2009
David Wilt ( lead guitar, bass guitar, harmony, recording ) www.reverbnation.com/davidwilt
John Simmons ( rhythm guitar, vocals, percussion )



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