"I Been Gone a Long Time" as written by and Novac Buckley....
What we're doing is so wrong, and what you're wearing is so right (it's so tight) but I've never felt better, so I'm going out to get her and I don't care what set of wheels I steal to get there. Balance is a minor setback. What she thinks is all right, and the way she looks is just fine. She sure as hell ain't you, but lord knows she'll have to do. She don't know I'm alive but neither do I so there's nothing left to lose. If I could only make it make you want to want me. One more drink, I think, should do. I wish that I could say I love to watch you walk away, but you probably won't be back in time to hear it. So it's just as well. No one out there gets back in alive. So I'll love the way you stand so close to a guy who we both know can't get near it. Strike when ready. Burn the highway down. Let me hear her high heels moan. I'm ready, set, go. There's cocaine in the key that took us from the bar to her car to the bedroom. Only the lonesome love us. Only the careless can handle us. What's wrong with us that we're so unamused?


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"I Been Gone a Long Time" as written by Jordan Taylor Buckley Andrew John Williams

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    General CommentThis is the best song on the new album. I love the break down at the end.. ETIF'ND

    "What we're doing is so wrong, and what you're wearing is so right, it's so tight"
    mynameisdistanceon July 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentbest song on the cd is "romeo a go-go." but they're all amazing.
    joshispatheticon July 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentbest song on the cd is "romeo a go-go." but they're all amazing.
    joshispatheticon July 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti LOVE this song. i agree one of the best on Hot Damn
    xdownsidedxon June 27, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwhat brings this from a good song to a great song is the usage of cowbell, its hilarious
    44caliburloveletteron December 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah but let's utilize this website for what it's for. It's obviously about a man who's cheating on his lady, or he's just a whore.
    --Dyl
    Agent05Orangeon December 13, 2004   Link
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    General Comment^^^I agree

    The video illustrates that point pretty well too.
    SRDirtyon December 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commentim gonna have to disagree.. i think this is about liking a girl but the girl doesnt like back. so he goes with some other chick
    PandasLikePunkTooon May 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI disagree with PandasLikePunkToo, I think the video pretty much explains the whole meaning.
    brandnewrockon July 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, the video is pretty much right on track.

    But there're some things I think the video didn't add in due to time constraints. But it still got the basic point across.

    "Balance is a minor setback" - Him being drunk, I believe.

    "What she thinks is alright, and the way that she looks is just fine. She sure as hell ain't you but lord knows she'll have to do." - Not his girl but he doesn't care, probably because he's drunk.

    "She don't know I'm alive but neither do I so there's nothing left to lose. If I could only make it make you want to want me." - She's doing him for the money, obviously due to her not caring about him at all. But he wants her to.

    "One more drink, I think, should do." - He's drunk.

    Peace
    xgarrettxon July 03, 2005   Link

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