Long Time Running - Lyrics

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Last played: 2013/02/14 Toronto, ON
Debut: 1990/06/22 Toronto, ON
Album: Road Apples (1991)
Notes: "I'll drop a caribou" might be my favourite Hip lyric... I think it might be lost on the cell phone generation... In the same way that The Luxury disappeared from the setlists once we hit the new millennium, Long Time Running made its triumphant return after see a live concert gap that stretched from 1991/12/31 until 2000/07/20. I wonder how many people at that Columbus, OH show realized the significance of the moment? Did any of them realize that it truly was 'a long time coming'? 


Does your mother tell you things?
Long, long when I'm gone?
Who you talking to?
Is she telling you I'm the one?
It's a grave mistake and I'm wide awake

Drive-In's rained out
Weatherman wet-fingers the sky
He pokes it out, he pulls it in
He don't know why
It's the same mistake

It's been a long time running
It's been a long time coming
It's well worth the wait

We don't go anywhere,
Just on trips
We haven't seen a thing
We still don't know where it is
It's a safe mistake

It's been a long time running
It's been a long time coming

Well, well it's all the same mistake
Dead to rights and wide awake
I'll drop a caribou, I'll tell on you,
I'll tell on you, I'll tell on you.

You've got a boat-load o'nerve
But I would say you've been told
You work me against my friends
And you'll get left out in the cold
It's the same mistake

It's been a long time running
It's been a long time coming
It's been a long, long, long time running
It's well worth the wait



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