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


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.

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.

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

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.

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

------------------------------------------------------------- CD version
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.

(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)

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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