Written by: Waylon Jennings
Performed by: Waylon Jennings
Albums: Iíve Always Been Crazy-1978, et al.
I donít look the way the average cowboy singer looks.
Iíll admit Iíve taken things I never shoulda took.
You can read a different story in a lot of different books.
But even then you wonít really know,
How it was a long time ago.
Women have been my trouble since I found out they werenít men.
In spite of that I stopped and took a wife now and then.
They built their fences high but they couldnít hold me in.
I was born with a fire down below,
And I learned to fly a long time ago.
Donít ask me about the years I spent out in the rain.
About the ones I spent in love, or the ones I spent insane.
And donít ask me who I gave my seat to on that plane.
I think you already know.
I told you that a long time ago.
Me and olí Willie , lordy, weíve been sold and bought.
I guess you all heard about some kind of system that we fought.
We ainít the only outlaws, just the only ones they caught.
They tried to run us off but Willieís slow.
I quit runniní a long time ago.
[Thanks to Briana Carson for lyrics]
A Long Time Ago Lyrics by Waylon Jennings
. Song rating: 4.5 [1 vote]