It’s a Long Way

Thinking ‘bout the people that came before
It’s a long long way
Mothers and fathers from a distant shore
It’s a long long way
Some came for freedom some came for land
It’s a long long way
Some came bound and shackled hand in hand
It’s a long long way

CHORUS
It’s a long way
with many miles behind us
It’s a long way
with many more to go
It’s a long way
‘til tomorrow finds us
It’s a long long way
It’s a long long way

Some came with dreams of power, some came with dreams of gold
It’s a long long way
Some came with whatever their two hands would hold
It’s a long long way
No matter when you got here, no matter how
It’s a long long way
We’re all in the same boat now
It’s a long long way

CHORUS

If you want to go, you can’t get there all by yourself
It’s a long long way
If you want to go, you got to bring somebody else
It’s a long long way
It’s a long hard road, it’s a long steep climb
It’s a long long way
Reach back your hand, don’t leave anyone behind
It’s a long long way

CHORUS

When I was a boy, once I heard a man
It’s a long long way
He said he had a dream about the promised land
It’s a long long way
He said I may not get there and neither may you
It’s a long long way
But our children’s children may see it come true
It’s a long long way

CHORUS (2 times)


© Bill Harley, all rights reserved. Reprints with permission only.

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