Long Way Home

Listen to an early cassette 4-track version here.

A dreadlocked girl in a homemade dress
She took a whirl on a sweet caress
Now a baby sleeps by her side
And she can’t decide when her dreams all died

Its such a long way home
In the dark of night all alone
She walks the streets of the Marigny
Looking for some hidden key

He left Tulsa on a greyhound bus
Early one morning without much fuss
Now he sleeps on the street of dreams
His hope as tattered as his faded jeans

Its such a long way home
In the dark of night all alone
He walks the streets of the Marigny
Looking for some hidden key

And they’re wonderin’ where to go
Just to find a little soul
But they’re holding out for love sweet love
To bring them home again

I came here searching for a bit of life
I had my dreams and I had my wife
Now my dreams are all that remain
But I’m still searching for that sweet refrain

Its such a long way home
In the dark of night all alone
I walk the streets of the Marigny
Looking for some hidden key

And I’m still wondering where to go
To find a little soul
But I’m still holding out for love sweet love
To take me home again.

Words and Music by Geoff Coats
March 4, 2001

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