"Long Time Gone" as written by and Crosby....
I didn't ask for this,
I couldn't ask for that,
I wouldn't ask for any change in plans.
Am I ever right?
When you're such a brat,
I feel much better in your hands.

Try to take your word,
I want to take you down,
You never caught me lying.
I'm trying not to shout,
Wanna work it out,
I've been so long denying.

[Chorus]
I'm a long time gone,
Keeping your secrets for too long,
Baby you ain't half of what you used to be.
In this dim October sky,
I've got no more tears left to cry,
And I'm finally learning,
You can't be too strong.

I'm a long time gone.

When you understand,
There's no one truth,
And we're three-thousand miles apart.
Try and act your age,
And you're a flaming youth,
You seek the end,
But never start.

If I'm a man,
Do I have the strength,
To change what I'm becoming?
I've been such a fool,
Didn't want to lose,
It's been a long time coming.

[Chorus]

I'm a long time gone,
I'm a long time gone.

[Chorus]

I'm a long time gone,
I'm a long time gone,
I'm a long time gone,
I'm a long time gone.

I'm a long time gone,
I'm a long time gone,
I'm a long time gone,
I'm a long time gone.


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"Long Time Gone" as written by Jesse Valenzuela Danny Wilde

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    General Commentamazing song. definitely can relate to it..the meaning may not be clear to some,I had to explain it to a friend...

    Basically,what the song is saying is that he was in a relationship or friendship,and the girl had just changed. She had all these secrets and was younger than the guy. And now he's saying he's a long time gone,meaning he's not going to be involved with her anymore.
    jsoccerdudeon October 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song needs more comments...old Gin Blossoms is the best stuff, but their new stuff is nearly on par. Great song.

    It's just about a guy who's fed up with his girl. Things aren't working out between them, and he knows they never will. He's maybe known that for a while, so none of this is a surprise, he's just now finally resigning himself to the fact that he has to be true to himself and rid himself of anything that could jeopardize what he's built himself to be as an individual, even if that includes a girl he may care about a lot. He's tried to be patient and understanding, but he's reached the breaking point.
    Harusameon August 23, 2010   Link

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