Song Lyric Sunday 9/23/18 – Long Day Coming

So all of the songs that first came to mind with the word “sleep” were songs I’d already featured on Song Lyric Sunday and all but one of those songs are by a band I’ve featured way too often here, and I could easily feature another one by said band that has not been featured here yet, but as I did them last week I’m going different.

This was the next song that came to mind for me, almost a country lullaby as it were. As part of a “blended family” myself as well as my nephew being a blended family child, this song hits me kind of hard in the feels. It’s a beautiful song and one that is often overlooked on this album.

Here then is the song “Long Day Coming” off of the album Past the Point of Rescue by Hal Ketchum (written by himself and Gary Scott Burr).


Close your eyes, you’ve got a long day comin’
Your mama will be callin’, that old rooster will crow
Close your eyes, you’ve got a long day comin’
You should have been sleepin’ a long time ago

There are certain things in life
That do not go the way we plan them
There are mysteries to Love
You’re too young to understand them

These are not tears
Just smoke in my eyes
Smoke from the bridges
I’m burning tonight

Close your eyes, you’ve got a long day comin’
Your mama will be callin’, that old rooster will crow
Close your eyes, you’ve got a long day comin’
You should have been sleepin’ a long time ago

Guess it’s time to say goodnight
I’ve sung you every song I know
Let me stand and watch you dream
One more time before I go

Tomorrow you’ll wake
And you’ll wonder why
There’s so many miles
Between you and I

Close your eyes, you’ve got a long day comin’
Your mama will be callin’, that old rooster will crow
Close your eyes, you’ve got a long day comin’
You should have been sleepin’ a long time ago

Close your eyes, you’ve got a long day comin’
You should have been sleepin’ a long time ago
Source: https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/halketchum/longdaycomin.html

Wow, been awhile since I’ve listened to that song. Forgot how hard it hits me.

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday 9/23/18 – Long Day Coming

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s