"A Long Time Ago" as written by and James Croce....
Seems like such a long time ago
I was walking on a lonely road
Getting tired of dreaming alone
Like all the lonely people I have known

Seems like such a long time ago
There was no one who would share my song
I was just a boy far from home
I became a man when you came along

We spent the whole night talking
You said you'd like to see the sunrise
But in the gold of morning
T'was nothing that I had not seen in your eyes

I was so afraid to touch you
Thought you were to young to know
So I just watched you sleeping
Then you woke and said to me
The night is cold it frightens me
I could sleep so easy next to you

Wasn't very long ago
You said that you would like to share my road
Then you started singing my songs
Spent so many nights a waiting
Let's not spend the moments wasting
Time for me has very far to go
I will go if you would take me
I have never had a lover
I am young but I am so alone

We spent the whole night talking
But in the gold of morning


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"A Long Time Ago" as written by James Croce

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    General Commentthis is the song i'm gonna sing o my girl at my labor day party(cmon, gotta find a reason to party right?)
    fastfingerzon August 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhat a great songwriter Croce was... rest in peace...

    This is one of the only songs that I can relate to right now.. so true to me. Great song
    Havenon April 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song pwns.
    woodcock92627on May 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, its so....ya know, I espeacially like the part "But in the gold of morning
    T'was nothing that I had not seen in your eyes " because its true, I could search the earth an not find a more beautiful site than my girlfriend staring into my eyes
    Olexon January 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI was so afraid to touch you
    Thought you were to young to know
    So I just watched you sleeping

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    This sounds like a Steely Dan Lyric.... Mr. Lapage is her old man. This is disturbing to me.
    pmariuson January 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentpmarius, it's about a young man who is lonely who finally meets somebody as young as him that he loves at last.
    Unforg1venon April 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentpmarius, you win. lol

    Right now the only two albums I've been listening to are The Jim Croce Collection and Katy Lied. hahaha
    TheSyndicate88on August 09, 2007   Link

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