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It's Been Too Long


"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

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Copyright © ℗ 2004 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved.
It's Been Too Long
Album cover photo by Trish Keisewetter
Song from the album Moon Dreams
Position Track # 8
Duration 5:37
Released June 21st, 2004
Label Scott Cooley Records
Format CD, MP3, FLAC, OGG
Genre acoustic garage rock
Studio Scott Cooley Music Productions
Producer Scott Cooley
Songwriter words and music by Scott Richard Cooley
Publisher Scott Richard Cooley Music Publishing, ASCAP
Personnel Scott Cooley - vocals, guitars, bass, drums, acoustic guitar solo
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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.

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