"A Long Night" as written by and Alec/mc Glohon Wilder....
Long night, it's a long night, my friend
The barrooms and the back street's dead end
Sometimes I thought I saw the sunrise and good times in the air
It was just, it was just another big town with midnight's neon glare

Long night, it's a long night, I know
The bus rides and the "nowhere to go"

I've seen what the street corners do to things like love and dreams
Seen what the bottle can do to a man with his hopes and his schemes

A long night, what a long night it has been
The wheelers and the dealers, they win
I've tasted the 90-proof gin and chased it away with the blues
I rarely paid debts that I owed but I sure have paid my dues

No daylight, just a long night for me


Lyrics submitted by charish2k1

"A Long Night" as written by Loonis Reeves Mc Glohon Alec Wilder

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    General CommentI love this song... just full of imagery. I can just see myself or just some guy in a hat, button-up shirt with the first few buttons undone at the top with khakis and his coat slung over his shoulder and smoking a cigarette. He's reminiscing on his past, I'd say and he's just remembering how close to ruin he came on the "90-proof gin" and the "bottle".

    R.I.P. Ol' Blue Eyes. =)
    charish2k1on July 27, 2007   Link

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