On the Run Too Long

words & music by Geoff Bartley 1984 & 1994
Published by Joshua Omar's Music BMI
All Rights Reserved


A hotel room don't make it, a few drinks just can't shake it
A phone call just don't tell it, a magazine won't dispel it
I know I've got a chance to choose, your sweet love could chase my blues
I got no choice and it's not fair, I hear your voice but you're not there
Maybe I've been on the run too long, ooh how I miss your old sweet song!
Maybe I've been on the run, too long!

An afternoon won't relieve me, stolen hours just grieve me
I know you don't deceive me, how can I make you believe me?
Bad man poundin' on the walls again, the night's so dark and the wall too thin
I don't sleep and I don't see right, with your sweet love on my mind all night
Maybe I've been on the run too long, ooh how I miss your old sweet song!
Maybe I've been on the run, too long!


No a hotel room don't make it, a few drinks just can't shake it
Phone calls just don't tell it, a magazine won't dispel it
Bad man poundin' on the walls again, the night's so dark and the wall too thin
I got no choice and it's not fair, I hear your voice but you're not there
Maybe I've been on the run too long, ooh how I miss your old sweet song!
Maybe I've been on the run, too long!
Maybe I've been on the run, too long!



Blues Beneath the Surface


track 11

Tom Carr; electric Rickenbacker bass guitar
Steve Adams (now with ROVA Saxophone Quartet): alto sax
Geoff: vocal, 1971 Martin D-35 in standard tuning key of A minor , D harmonica


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