From the recording Highway Bouquet
A LONG TIME AGO
Passed by your old building today, and I sang a little song
Things looked pretty much the same, I didn’t hang around too long
Double decker trolling down the avenue, egg carton tourists on the top
Different players in the same review, how do you know when to stop?
It was a long time ago. It was a long time ago
And I became so bucolic, a natural light for my soul
No urban melancholic, regard the world from a grassy knoll
And I gave up on those hopeless quests, could not abide the wear and tear
And I hope that you came to be blessed, I hope that you dance on air
When you settle down, do you settle for less?
When you settle up, will you win your bet?
It was a long time ago, it was a long time ago
Such a long time ago