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It's Been Too Long

This is pretty close to what the template might sound like for an Acoustic Garage Rock song.  Imagine if the Stooges were just starting to jam together in a Michigan garage in the late 60s with only acoustic instruments before they got really good, this might be somewhat close to what that could sound like.  Complete with a Neil Young style guitar solo that starts out with one repeated note.  Repeatedly bent, just like the guy in the song.  Probably the only Scott Cooley song to ever have a name check in it, he directly and unabashedly drops the SRV moniker from a perspective of fandom, as the protagonist character is having a great time at a bar while remembering other, past great times in a bar when he was not only having a great time in a bar, starting to feel a good beer buzz while talking to a hot babe he has a thing for, but then their mutually favorite live band they are enjoying listening to is playing her favorite song, which also happens to be one of his, and they are simultaneously psyched and experiencing a life is awesome right now moment.  Although they should never be mentioned in the same sentence as Scott Cooley the artist, the Stooges, Neil, and Stevie Ray were all huge influences, despite him sounding nothing like them.


"It's Been Too Long"
Music & Lyrics by Scott Cooley.

Standin’ in line at the free local’s keg

It’s Thursday night, and I ain’t too proud to beg

It’s bringin’ back all those memories

Back when we were young and wild and free

Dancin’ and a-carryin’ on, drinkin ‘ and a-singin’ along

And now they’re playin’ your favorite song, you know that one by Stevie Ray Vaughn..

It’s been too long, since I’ve seen your pretty face

It’s been too long, since I’ve been back in this place

It’s been too long, since I’ve heard your beautiful voice

It’s been too long, since I have had a choice

I forgot how happy I could be, when you were around

I’ve been livin’ in misery, since you’ve been gone

It's been too long

Watchin’ Blues Effect at the Sundance Saloon

Steppin’ out for a smoke and a-howlin’ at the moon

I’m doin’ all these things that we used to do

Nothing’s changed, but it’s not the same without you

Repeat Pre

Repeat Chorus

Copyright © ℗ 2004 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved.

"It's Been Too Long"

Song by Scott Cooley from the album Moon Dreams
Position #8
Released 2004
Recorded Scott Cooley Music Productions studio, Flint, Michigan
Genre alternative acoustic, Americana, rock
Length 5:37
Label Scott Cooley Records
Personnel Scott Cooley - vocals, guitars, bass, percussion
Publisher Scott Cooley Music Publishing
Producer Scott Cooley
Format Compact Disc, MP3, FLAC, OGG
Writer words/music by Scott Richard Cooley

 It's Been Too Long





This is also one of the few re-records I've done (I'm usually a first take person), fixing little things here and there I didn't like about my original, but totally redoing it from scratch, and it's still a total mess, which is why I avoid re-recording.  This is about a place called the Sundance Saloon, a bar in Lionshead village in the town of Vail, Colorado where I used to live right above the bar when I was a ski instructor there.  I also played the apres-ski gig there in an acoustic duo.  It was my Cheers, where everybody knew my name.  This is about hanging out there on Thurs. nights when they tapped a keg you could drink from for free if you were a "local" - meaning you worked and lived there (few people around were actually from there).  There was a big deck in the back that overlooked the ski runs on the mountain where people would step out for a quick toke, and there was always a good blues band called Blues Effect playing there on those nights.  Good times.