"How Long" as written by and Paul Melvyn Carrack....
How long has this been going on?
How long has this been going on?

Well, if friends with their fancy persuasion
Don't admit that it's part of a scheme
Then I can't help but have my suspicions
'Cause I ain't quite as dumb as I seem
And you said you was never intending
To break up our scene in this way
But there ain't any use in pretending
It could happen to us any day

How long has this been going on?
How long has this been going on?

Oh, your friends with their fancy persuasion
Don't admit that it's part of a scheme
But I can't help but have my suspicions
'Cause I ain't quite as dumb as I seem
Oh, you said you was never intending
To break up our scene in this way
But there ain't any use in pretending
It could happen to us any day

And how long has this been going on?
How long has this been going on?
How long?
How long has this been going on?
How long has this, how long has this been going on?
How long, how long has this been going on?
How long has this been going on?


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"How Long" as written by Paul Melvyn Carrack

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    General CommentWow, can't believe there aren't any comments.

    This song was sung by Paul Carrack (famous with Mike + The Mechanics). It's about the fluctuating nature of the band and how many members they went through.

    It can also be interpreted as a man confronting his cheating lover who had been keeping secrets from him.
    blackwolfj31on October 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI thought for the longest time that it was a song about a secretive partner, but it's actually written about Ace bassist Terry Comer, who was working with other bands around the time the song was penned. The lyric line "to break up our singing this way" has been interpreted in other parts as "to break up our scene this way", and also "to break up our scene in this way". A YouTube video confirms that it is indeed "scene in this way"...that is, if the group didn't alter the lyrics for that live performance...:-)
    KStormon February 17, 2013   Link

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