Back Home To Blue

by The Long Wait

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Back Home to Blue is the first EP from The Long Wait, a Tucson based band playing folk rock. This Extended EP comes complete with a selection of two remastered live songs from the 2014 Tucson Folk Festival.

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released August 29, 2014

All songs written by Alan Garr except Something (All Around the World) written by Björgvin Benediktsson

Produced, arranged, recorded and mastered by Björgvin Benediktsson.

Alan Garr - Guitar
Björgvin Benediktsson - Guitar/Vocals
Liz Cerepanya - Lead Vocals
Chris Goodwin - Bass Guitar on songs 1 - 4
Jerry Trubman - Drums on songs 1 - 4
Rudy Cortese - Banjo

Thank you:
Sylvia Freeman, Sam Crolley, Ryan Groulx,Liz Pocock, Kai Lindstedt, KXCI, The Tucson Folk Festival, Chris Valentine for the Epiphone, Chris Fraioli for flipping the vinyl and all of our friends and family for their unending support.

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The Long Wait

We play melodic folk rock that sits somewhere between the old school classic folk rock of Fleetwood Mac and the modern country pop of Brandi Carlile. We'd like to think we play music for anyone who can relate to strong harmonies, rich acoustic/electric guitar blends and popular song structure. ... more

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Track Name: Dark Horses
Pleased to meet Dan Collins old, blind drunk and falling
He's falling in the street, just trying to find his feet.
And here comes wife Eudora, she can't take much more
but she still follows him around and helps him to the ground

Two opposites together and they're both alone
Nothing gives true love a test like losing all you own
Come tears of loneliness and here comes the rain

So you can hear him saying, "Woman you can put that righteous mess on hold, because I can stand up on my own."
And you can hear her pleading, "Dan now I was only trying to help, so you can go to hell!"

Put love and a bag of dope in a grocery cart
In any universe she'd still have given him her heart
They were always meant to be and that's the truth.

I guess it all depends on where you're coming from
And I guess it all depends on where you've been
I guess it all depends on where you're headed to
When a right turns wrong again

So where you headed to? And can I come with you?
You're such a pretty sigh, sore, light of my life
In all his silliness she still remembers this, a long damn time ago
Back when there were still dark horses out along the open road...

With grocery cart they push out, Broadway up to Craycroft
he's yelling at the cars under Arizona stars

Put love and a bag of clothes in a grocery cart
In any universe he'd still have given her his heart
They were always meant to be and that's the truth.
Track Name: Back Home to Blue
I chase the shadows of this truck on humid highways
A morning sun behind me bows to ever westward glow
The many rows of corn blur on the down side of the blue hill
I think it's always been this way and I guess it always will.

I saw this easy river flow last time in winter
Oh but this morning burns a Memphis summer glow
On coming back across I always notice subtle graces
And the Mississippi river sets the tempo and the pace

I'm going far away I'm going far away
Oh I'm going far away
It's always good to get away
But better still to come back home
Back home to Blue

If absence makes the heart grow fonder I would reckon
these little journeys do their parts to work for all of us
Cause when you leave the summer drips from green and dusty Aspens
And then they shimmer golden when you come back in the fall

I'm going far away I'm going far away
Oh I'm going far away
It's always good to get away
But better still to come back home
Back home to Blue

The many rows of corn blur on the down side of the blue hill
I think it's always been this way and I guess it always will.
Track Name: Drag
I was a drag on this relationship
You were a song, a holdout on the side of it
When the closer I came would only further you away from me

Quarter to eight so I pack the car again
It's something to do while waiting for the end
Of a feeling like nothing I'll probably ever feel again
Oh well
Ah hell

Here comes that dark and awful feeling within
The one that feels like fucking up inside
I wisht there was some way to start this over again
And maybe make another better kind of life

But I long, now I long for yesterday
And I'll be gone, I'll be gone tomorrow

I was a curse to all the magic dust
It had to end like all good tragedies
And now everyone dies after saying our goodbyes
The curtain falls on an empty hall

I was a drag on this relationship
You were an angel and always will be
I was a drag
I was a drag...
Track Name: Dark Side of Love Live at the Tucson Folk Festival
When the heart starts to fall on the dark side of love
And you look for a sign in stars up above
In a silvery silence you wait - you wait
You wait for an answer that comes maybe never, too late
And you've fallen before flat on your face
So you vow to deny the embrace

When the hearts to fall - it gets darkest of all
When the passion is real - and you're forced to conceal
All of these reveries and dreams that you say you see

On the dark side of love is it always the same?
So you've finally found love but you still feel the pain
And you can't shake the fear that it's all gonna burn
oh the lessons you've learned
On the dark side of love

So you don't want to mess with the magic you make
of a spiritual world in the songs that you play
And the beauty of floating away
But you yearn for the touch and you dream of the skin
So you push it away and you suffer within
Still you feel your heart breaking again

On the dark side of love is it always the same?
So you've finally found love but you still feel the pain
And you can't shake the fear that it's all gonna burn
oh the lessons you've learned
On the dark side of love

When the heart starts to fall on the dark side of love
And you look for a sign in stars up above
In silence you wait - you wait...
Track Name: Something (All Around the World) Live at the Tucson Folk Festival
A little bag is out of cats
don't you know that they're all gone home
A little teen is out of queen
will she know that she's not the only one?

A tiny pocket is out of change
would you spare some coins for the train?
A little boy is out of innocence
can you find it in your heart to change

I hope you do so
I hope you know for sure

All around the world we live in
there's one thing we're given
and once chance to live up to what we're made for

Don't you think we're here for something
at least approximating what we
think we should
on this earth for?

Don't you want to know?
What you're made here for?

You're a singer out of song
don't you know that you're no alone
You're a writer without a word
but you're still dangling on

You're a walker without a way
turning tricks without a trade
a little girl is out of bleeding hearts
they've turned a darker shade
they've turned a darker shade

Don't you want to know?
What you're made here for?

All around the world we live in
there's one thing we're given
and once chance to live up to what we're made for

Don't you think we're here for something
at least approximating what we
think we should
on this earth for?

All around the world
All around the world
All around the world
All around the world
All around the world