It’s Just Been a Long Time—Lyrics

It’s Just Been a Long Time

Words and music by Christopher Kent

How will I know you after all these years?
I’ve been livin’ and tryin’ to open an eye in somebody’s ears
Can you let me in, to a life that you’ve been living all alone?
Can you let me in?
I don’t know if my love for you has grown day by day
But it would not go away

How will I know you after all these years?
After being through my changes, finding life just rearranges—
Nothing really disappears
Can you read my mind
And tell me what’s behind the things I’m thinking?
Read my mind
And tell me where these brand new roads are leading
Are we part of each other?
Should we love one another?

Well I can’t tell you all the things I’m thinking
‘Bout the woman I left behind
You don’t have to be the way I know I’m bound to see you
It’s just been a long, long time

How will I know you after all these years?
We never really got acquainted
It was just a scene we painted with our love and our fears
Can you give me love?
Can I give it back to you again?
Can you give me love?
And can it feel the way it did back then?
So sweet and so holy
Like the sun rising slowly

Well I can’t tell you all the things I’m thinking
‘Bout the woman I left behind
You don’t have to be the way I know I’m bound to see you
It’s just been a long, long time

Copyright 1977 by Christopher Kent. All rights reserved.