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Long Road Home


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jgurner

 Genre: Rock

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The result of a Wednesday afternoon without much else to do.
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Lyrics
Long Road Home
©2007Joseph Gurner


It’s been so long since I
Fell from grace
I couldn’t tell you how the
Splendor felt

So many years since I
Even tried
I found myself drifting
through my life


Even in the best times I
Felt so bad
So much fear
griped my soul

I never stopped running
I never looked back
I never took time
to catch my breath


Now I’m here
In the place I’m meant to be
And It’s been
A long road home (It’s been a long road home)

I close my eyes
And sleep comes over me
And it’s been
A long road home (it’s been a long road home)


The days are warm and the
nights are cold
I wonder if I’ll ever
feel again

For so may days I let my
past run over me
Like a river
running wild

Even in the best of times I
saw the dark
So much sadness
griped my soul

I never stopped hiding
I never raised my head
I never took time
to take my rest


Now I’m here
In the place I’m meant to be
And It’s been
A long road home (It’s been a long road home)

I close my eyes
And sleep comes over me
And it’s been
A long road home (it’s been a long road home)

Song Stats
Hits: 2638
Comments: 11
Fans: 7
Plays: 87
Downloads: 137
Votes: 7
Uploaded: Nov 15, 2007 - 08:43:06 PM
Last Updated: Jan 30, 2012 - 08:17:58 PM Last Played: Aug 11, 2017 - 02:11:39 PM
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Hardware:
McaBook, Les Paul, Yamaha 5-string bass, M-Audio Mobile Pre, MXL 990 Mic
Software:
GB3 for recording;
Logic Express for mixing
Comments
Feter said 3599 days ago (November 15th, 2007)
Long Road Home
Wo ..man ..what a cool rockin balad is this ??
very awesome singin ..the set feel so tight
and great,the les paul is on light here ..one of your best ..!!!
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Moviz said 3599 days ago (November 16th, 2007)
Good
Lyrics here and well sung and produced. I like the vocal chorus when it came in too, nice work, cheers M
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said 3599 days ago (November 16th, 2007)
I never stopped running
Love the lyrics and I sure like the rest too... I just thinking on my self when I so "I never stopped running" BUT now I have stop running I have my wife..... Very nice Rock song THX my friend.

Peace, Love & Respect
----
Kenta
Joshosh said 3599 days ago (November 16th, 2007)
Decent Song
Didn't blow me away, but a nice ballad all the same. The crunchy guitar is either a little too crunchy, or too constant for my ear. Love the "ooh" bg harmony. That's the creativity I really like. Overall, sounds like a nice Wednesday afternoon.

Respectfully,

Josh
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sloparts said 3598 days ago (November 16th, 2007)
Thanks for sharing this Joe
Very nice lyrics and you sang them very well. It is a very good song in need of a little remixing to make it great in my humble opinion.

I think you might want to revisit the production on this and sort it out a little. The Rhythm guitar sounds a little muddy or or maybe just there's to little definition in it, it's hard to tell. Maybe moving it around in the stereo field would help it. After listening to the rhythm guitar again I think what's bothering me is that it has too much distortion in it, which makes it all seem to run together. Your lead guitar part is very good, but it's too far back in the mix to be effective. I would bring it up in volume a couple db so it takes it's rightful place in the song.
Love the sound and feel of the bass line you did, it's spot on, so that's great. The drums are good to, but you could bring them up a notch as well to drive the song a little harder.

This song has great potential Joseph and I'd like to hear it after you get it reworked. It's gonna be great.

Respectfully, your friend,

Ed
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jiguma said 3598 days ago (November 16th, 2007)
Nice one Joe
Good words and a nice sound - your voice seems to be getting truer and stronger.
Neil
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Vic Holman said 3596 days ago (November 18th, 2007)
the sound of thunder
Joseph you sure made good use of that Wednesday afternoon. A true classic rock tune!
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said 3595 days ago (November 19th, 2007)
Your picture
And the singing dont go together but that dont matter This was great everything the background singing the lyrics and the over all feel of the song! Ive been trying to write like this but Im not good enough thanks for sharing!!!
Ed Hannifin said 3595 days ago (November 19th, 2007)
I really like this one, too...
And I appreciate it's snarly roughness... Especially against the plaintive vocal...

It's strong enough that I could imagine you having another go at the mix...This has that 'Ragged Glory' charm, but I bet more folks would relate to a more Matthew Sweet-meets-Neil-and-Big-Star rendering...

I love hearing this kind of song, and this kind of guitar playing...

Ed
bud said 3594 days ago (November 21st, 2007)
How'd you get my story down so well?
Man what a great song - so much soul and depth to your singing and writing. I really ID with everything happening here - it has a familiar Crazy Horse vibe that I often drift towards. I especially like the chorus Back up vocals. It doesn't get much better than this.
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Trillian said 3069 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Love This
Lyrics are great, a wonderful song. Your title and lyrics reminded me of a book of poetry by the same title written by a man named Eric Trethewey ( he was from Canada I think, and now is a prof. @ Hollins Univ. in VA)
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