Gone Too Long

by Chris Breault

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1.
Bring Me Some Water (free) 03:20
Bring me some water, I’m dying of thirst Give me direction, I took a turn for the worse But show me a sign, I’m going to need that first I’ve had money, and I’ve had none I’ve had me a woman well, maybe more than one And I’ve had the blues, ever since I was young Darkness all around me, no stars in the sky My lips are cracked and my throat is dry So bring me some water or I’m surely goin’ to die Don’t know if there’s a heaven, but I don’t want to go to hell I threw my last dime into the wishing well What’s keeping me alive, I just can’t tell I never get to sleep ‘til I close eyes I wasn’t scared of living, I ain’t afraid to die So, bring me some water, the end is growing nigh
2.
City Bound (free) 03:21
I’m moving out, I’m looking in I don’t need anyone to ask me where I’ve been I’m light on time, with a heavy heart It’s about a woman, I’ll tell you from the start She was a girl with an old man’s soul She got near me and that’s when I lost control It’s a great big world with lots to see She was bound to see it someday with or without me Tell the boys I won’t be round, that I’m tired of this ol’ town I spent all my money on a train that’s city bound She loves to dance she loves to groove She’s the kind of girl that always has to move She lets it out she takes it in And once she’s been somewhere she don’t go back again She plays guitar she loves to sing She has a phone but always lets it ring The latest thing, well that’s nothing new Some times you play the blues, some times the blues play you Don’t you make a sound, about where I can be found I’ll be saying my goodbyes from a train that’s city bound These ol’ wheels are rolling slow They’ve got a lot of miles and I think they’re gonna blow Don’t want know but even so Nothing’s going to stop me from where I need to go My head is hangin’ low Most time’s it’s just for the show This country boy is getting loud I’m trading the wind through the trees for the roar of the crowd Tell the boys I won’t be round, that I’m tired of this ol’ town I spent all my money on a train that’s city bound Now don’t you make a sound about where I can be found I’m saying my goodbyes from a train that’s city bound
3.
Gone Too Long (free) 06:11
Sometimes the night gets so lonely Sometimes I want to be alone Sometimes I just got to ramble Sometimes I want to stay at home I feel so alone I’ve been gone too long I’ve been gone too long I’ve been taken back, thrown off track, left all alone I’ve been gone too long…but I’m coming home Sometimes a right turns out wrong Sometimes the weak become be the strong Sometimes it’s the singer not the song Sometimes I wonder what’s taking so long What’s taking so long I’ve been gone too long I’ve been gone too long I’ve been thrown out back, taken to task, strung along I’ve been gone too long….but I’m coming home I’ve been hanging in the city And I’ve been roaming through the towns I’ve been down so it’s pity I’ve been more sad than the clown I’ve been gone too long I’ve been gone too long I’ve been thrown off track, taken to task, I walk alone I’ve been gone too long….but I’m coming home
4.
Hey little bird don’t you fly away I could use your song to brighten my day See my own little bird flew yesterday Said a whole lot by having nothing to say So, let the clouds roll in and block the sun I don’t want today to be a beautiful one Falling on your sword is never that much fun But the sweetest love is hard won Well, I promised her a lot and I swear that’s what she got But she took it all and threw it right away I gave it everything I had but still she seemed so sad She had a way about her but I loved her anyway Hey little bird what do you say? Can you sing me a song from yesterday? When every little thing was going my way But that was all then and now it’s today ‘Cause I’m a son-of-a-bitch if there ever was one Well, I’d be the bitch if I wasn’t the son I think she loved me but I was no one I could have been the moon I could have been the sun Well, I promised her a lot and I swear that’s what she got But when I would shine she never happened to look my way I gave her everything I had but that just made her mad She had a way about her but I loved her anyway The night was creeping up when I got the call It was from her daddy at the police hall He said, “She didn’t just leave you, she left us all” “We found her hanging by the cellar wall” I gave it all I got and I swear that was a lot She said it all by having nothing more to say The funny thing is, the thing that drew me in She had a way about her but I loved her anyway She had a way about her but I loved her anyway
5.
Rue Dauphine (free) 04:06
I fell on down in New Orleans I woke up on the sidewalk with a hole in my jeans Before these hands picked me up it made no sense But there I was standing up against a fence He had a long white hair and a beard the same Introduced himself, never really got the name He said “Son, let me give you some of my advice” He started to sing and it sounded real nice, he sang “Fi fi fiddley-i dee” If you want to see the future just take a look at me People come and people go Life burns fast you’ve got to take it slow He pointed down the street and said “That’s my bar. If people see you drunk they really know who you are Enough about me, what makes you think? Let’s spill us some words and a couple of drinks” He turned to go I. I started real slow My body was aching from my head to my toes Over his shoulder he said “Ain’t you gonna come?” He walked with a rhythm and started to hum, he sang “Fi fi fiddley-i dee” If you want to see the future just take a look at me People come and people go Life burns fast you’ve got to take it slow We met every day that week in his bar We talked about jazz and the madi gras We spoke about women and waxed about life Laughed about good times and sighed about strife He died one week from the day that we met Though it’s been a few years I remember him yet I’ve lived everyday and I don’t miss a thing I loved how to lived and I learned how to sing, I sing “Fi fi fiddley-i dee” If you want to see the future just take a look at me People come and people go Life burns fast you’ve got to take it slow

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released May 22, 2012

Chris Breault - acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, bass, harmonica, drums, drum programming, percussion, vocals

Produced by: Chris Breault
Recorded at: 3P Studios Paxton, MA
Engineered and Mixed by: Chris Breault

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