Allan, Gary - Long Year Lyrics

I came in off a dead-end street
I walked in slow and took a back row seat
I knew I had nothing new to say
So many people looked so burned out
I couldn't help but feel bad about
Just having to be there anyway

A friend of a friend from work came in
I never knew what to think of him
He'd always seemed to be so insincere to me
I'm always been afraid of the 12-step crowd
'Cause they laugh too much and they talk too loud
Like they all know where everyone should be

It's been a long, long long year
It's been a long, long long year
How did I get here?

They were talkin' in a circle, I was by myself
And everyone was tellin' everyone how they felt
It felt like so long since I was young
The circle kept movin' on the way to the back
While I was wonderin' what I was gonna say in fact
I still didn't know as it rolled off my tongue

It's been a long, long long year
It's been a long, long long year
How did I get here?

So I didn't say a word all the way to my car
But a little later on that night at the bar
Well I was tellin' everyone how bad my life had gone
They said, "Brother, all you need is another shot"
So I threw one down and said "Thanks a lot"
As I thought to myself, "Here we go again"

It's been a long, long long year
It's been a long, long long year
How did I get here?

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  1. Danny Palazzo

    5rys coming! Nice!

  2. Melissa Haley

    Been a Long Damn YEAR!

  3. rick randolph

    Gary Allan is the most underated country singer out there! I don't know any other artists that I can listen to ever one of his songs without skipping! Give this guy his due! He sure as hell as earned it!


    Yes it has !!!!!

  5. Sam Pasha

    Yes Gary! This is country❤

  6. dinalouise

    It's been so long and hard now it's over 😭

  7. Donna Benson

    Hearing this song thank god still here ,lost so many friends and family , thanks for making great music that touches people’s heart 💜

  8. Pricejoker

    hold on!!!!! is this finally a single????? I remember hearing this song live in 2005 and 2006

  9. Eddie Thompson

    One of the best shows I have been to and I have been to a lot of shows.. I'M 55 now and hope I get to see him again

  10. Paul Maslanka

    I’ve always had a hard time expressing myself, but there is one person that knows the real me and how I do it... (through Music) Another song that hits home. Thanks for putting this one out Gary!!!! If’s been a long year, how did I get here!!!!

  11. Tony

    Another good Gary tune to put in the playlist


    Good one Gary

  13. Melinda Pemberton

    Hello Gary love your song you got another hit on your hands I liked it keep it coming ill.keep listening i like all your songs I love all your music thanks Gary my friend

  14. Giorgio Fontana

    real country artist

  15. Melissa Haley

    Love it 🎸🎶🎼🎶🎼🎤

  16. Melinda Pemberton

    Hello clay how you been doing I love all your music just wanted to say hi and see how you and yours are doing just keep.bring out the hits and your fans like me keep listening good luck my friend thanks

  17. Heather Lyn

    I love Gary Alan! His voice is like no other!

  18. Marryann Lamb

    Great love this channel have a great week End.

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    you too! :)

  19. Shawna B

    OMG I Love Gary Allan!!!!

  20. Ruth Boykin

    I wonder the same thing! Thank you for sharing this great song!

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  22. John Thompson

    Country music channel after listening to some Real Country music this week 🤠 And this is just another beautiful song Gary Allan keeping it country 🤠 love from Ireland keep it country

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    I love this channel!!

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