My friends,
How do you do?
Want you listen here a minute while I sing my blues,
Nineteen hundred, seventy four,
A river o' blood laid me out upon this shore
I don't know, why I'm here,
Born with a crack o' thunder ringin' in my ears,
My heart started to jump an' I began to shout,
Stuck here wonderin' what it all about..

How long (how long)
Well, well,
How long (how long)
To that, home (how long)
Oooh,
Tell me how long that road

All thing unknown where I must tread,
All thing, but the certainty that is my dread
Many say it ain' no Heavenly home nowhere,
Up above our heads it just a hole in the air
I looked to the East, looked to the West,
A heart beat sorrowful through my breast,
Child cryin' "Daddy, what's wrong with you?"
Can't be satisfied matter what I do

How long (how long)
Well, well,
How long (how long)
To that, home (how long)
Oooh,
Tell me how long that road

Yeah!

Though trouble have dogged an' driven me crawlin',
I cleave, I cling, one old, un-dyin' soul,
Lord know I'm holdin' strong as I can hold,
I'm goin' right to that home,
How long my friend, I travail,
A lion's den, a belly of a whale
How long a pilgrim, in this land,
Death, sin, and the politic' o' man

How long (how long)
Well, well,
How long (how long)
To that, home (how long)
Oooh,
Tell me how long that road


Lyrics submitted by Broon31

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