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 I’ve been working on a 2007 playlist recently, it’s coming a long well and it’s full og great stuff even if it is depressing as all hell. “Long Way Home” by Tom Waits (go listen to it here) is a recent addition, maybe because I’m out traveling again but for whatever reason I’ve been listening to it pretty repeatedly the last few days, and suspect that’ll continue through this trip. This was actually the song that sold me on Mr. Waits. Anyway, here’s the words to mull over…

Well I stumbled in the darkness, I’m lost and alone
Though I said I’d go before us, And show the way back home
There a light up ahead, I can’t hold onto her arm
Forgive me pretty baby but I always take the long way home

Money’s just something you throw, Off the back of a train
Got a head full of lightning, A hat full of rain
And I know that I said, I’d never do it again
And I love you pretty baby but I always take the long way home

I put food on the table, And roof overhead
But I’d trade it all tomorrow, For the highway instead
Watch your back if I should tell you, Love’s the only thing I’ve ever known
One thing for sure pretty baby I always take the long way home

You know I love you baby, More than the whole wide world
You are my woman, I know you are my pearl
Let’s go out past the party lights, Where we can finally be alone
Come with me and we can take the long way home
Come with me, together we can take the long way home
Come with me, together we can take the long way home

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