The Loneliness of the Long Distance Strummer

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Second song written for the 2011 RPM Challenge. Written in 6/8, which is a first, and trying to be different than usual. For RPM reasons I did not try to perfect it and left it relatively raw.


I remember
oh so long ago
What you said to me
and what I did not know

I now know everything
I heard it from a friend
Who told me all the words
that you forgot to send

You’ve made me dream of people
I see in the dark
Who never seem to be
What they say they are

You took me to the edge
When I needed your love
what I thought was friendliness
Was really just a push

Out on the road I go
Where I’m going I don’t know
But I’ll be on my own
It’s the loneliness of the long distance strummer

and if I wait
Here all by myself
I think I’ll be alright
and I’ll find someone else

She will care for me
she’ll always be there
and she will love me
as much as I love her

Out on the road I;ll go
When I’m coming home she won’t know
But I’ll never be on my own
no more lonelines for the long distance strummer


from The Loneliness of the Long Distance Strummer, track released February 2, 2011
Written, played, recorded and produced by Tony Butterworth



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