Lookin' Back Lord

Story Behind The Song

This song had its roots 31 years ago this last May, just after breaking up with a serious relationship.

Song Description

This is a lament after leaving someone behind and wishing you could go back.

Song Length 4:30 Genre Folk - Rock
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Moving Subject Loneliness, Searching for Love
Language English

Lyrics

V1:
Been far. Been high. Been away from here.
Once laughed. Once cried. Been some times in fear.
Been some things I meant to say, wasn't what I said.
Been sometimes I should have stayed, but walked away instead.

V2:
Knew love. Knew hate. Knew a real good friend.
Many times I know that I'm not what I pretend.
If I were to ponder, if I were to say
(that I've) got it made you sure can bet I'm lying my life away.

C1:
Been alone a long time, Far too long to see.
Been lookin' back, lookin' back, Lord. Don't know what's happened to me.

V3:
In Winter snow, grass don't grow. It kinda hides away.
And, in the Fall, when it's tall, you cut it down for hay.
Well, lately I've been sliding, never thought I would.
But, I guess that's just the way it goes never doing what I know I should.

C2:
Been alone a long time. Far too long to say.
Been lookin' back, lookin' back, Lord. Don't know where I lost my way.

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V5:
Heard the wires singing. Heard the branches whine.
Felt the wind start pushing me out to find what's mine.
Well, Abeline, you're pretty. Atlanta, you're just grand.
But, a long time ago I left the place where I know I should have taken my stand.
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V6:
(instrumental - 16 bars)
Oh, girl I feel so sorry for the pain I put you through.
But, I guess you never learn until that pain comes running back to you.

C1: (repeat chorus 1)

C3:
Been alone a long time. Now I need some care.
Been lookin' back, lookin' back, Lord. Want to find what I had back there.

Lyrics Ray Pascoe, Jr. Music Ray Pascoe, Jr.
Producer Ray Pascoe, Jr. Publisher Sounds of Ray, LLC
Performance Ray Pascoe, Jr

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