Year is 2002

Changed strings on my beat up Steel Guitar today and went on a long long Journey while trying to sing this song. My final recording for a while before my next project. An old buddy Justin introduced this song (by Bob Schneider) to me back in 2006, and the song hit me today and I left the recorder on to capture the session.


The year is 2002
I’m doing exactly what I want to do
And baby I don’t even think about you anymore

Just thought I’d drop you a line
And let you know I was doing fine
Cause baby it’s been a long long time
Since you walked out my door

It took me some time I must confess
For a while there I was feeling less than my best
Had to get out of town so I headed out west
Ended up in Seattle

I thought I’d start a brand new band
Thought I might call it Lonelyland
Things got a little out of hand
Ended up hooked on heroin

So I ended up moving back over to Germany
Living with the folks baggin’ groceries
But the time I had was mostly free
Spent most of it drinking

I got myself in a jam or two
Guess it’s what I had to do
But late at night I’d still think of you
Felt like I was drowning

‘Til I met this girl at a discotheque
She was a dancer, baby, but not what you’d expect
She taught ballet and she was half-Czech half Chinese

But after she decided not to have the baby
Said she might move back to the mainland maybe
By then I didn’t really care I was half drunk, half crazy

I got arrested but never convicted
My parents eventually had me evicted
Tried your number it had been disconnected
Guess I should’ve known

I heard you got married and you moved away
I called your folks but where they would not say
Said it’s probably better that way so I just let it be

I moved back to Austin ’bout a year ago
Drive a schoolbus I don’t drink no more
I go out every once in a while and see a show but mostly I just watch TV

So I don’t know where I’m gonna send this letter
Doubt things are ever gonna get much better
It seems like life’s one big whatever anyway

I just thought I’d drop you a line
Lie and say I was doing fine
‘Cause baby it’s been a long long time
Since you walked out my door

Comments So Far..
  • Deepanshu 14 July, 2013 at 2:02 am

    Man you rock ! 😉

  • Gautam 14 July, 2013 at 2:09 am

    Thanks dude.

  • raju 22 April, 2014 at 1:49 am

    Great voice country singer……om

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