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You still got that light in your eye
And our day is comin' by and by
I'm travellin' this long road to be with you
We still gotta long way, we still gotta long way to go.

The first time I set eyes on you, and I listened to you sing, yeah yeah
We didn't have to speak cause the words said everything
Yes you walked right into my life, and we were on our way, yeah
So long ago, but it feels like yesterday.

And I just wanna tell you...

You still got that light in your eye (yes you do)
And our day is comin' by and by
I'm travellin' this long road to be with you
We still gotta long way, we still gotta long way to go.

Now some of my best memories are days I spent with you, yeah
Each time we hit the road it was always somethin' new
Spaced out rather drunk
And singin' in the sun, yeah yeah
One more bottle dead and a new day just begun.

I just wanna tell you...

You still got that light in your eye
And our day is comin' by and by
I'm travellin' this long road to be with you
We still gotta long way, we still gotta long way to go.

Shinin' light, shinin' bright on the days gone down
Shinin' light, shinin' bright on the days gone down
Shinin' light, shinin' bright on the days gone down

We won't forget the days gone down, they're written in our hearts, yeah yeah
And we're as much in tune as we were right at the start
It all seems so much harder now, it seemed so easy then, yeah yeah
Well someday just for fun we might do it all again.

I just wanna tell you...

You still got that light in your eye (yes you do)
And our day is comin' by and by
I'm travellin' this long road to be with you
We still gotta long way, we still gotta long way to go.

Yeah yeah still got that light in your eye
And our day is comin' by and by
I'm travellin', travellin' (yeah yeah)
We still gotta long way, we still gotta long way to go.



Drums: Liam Genockey
Bass Guitar: Mo Foster
Organ: Pete Wingfield
Piano: Graham Preskett
Electric Guitar: Hugh Burns / Richard Brunton
Rhythm/Solo Guitar: Hugh Burns
Lap Slide: Richard Brunton
Percussion: Frank Ricotti
Lead Vocals: Gerry Rafferty
Backing Vocals: Gerry Rafferty / Barbara Dickson / Betsy Cooke / Linda Thompson



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    UnregisteredJan 28, 2012 at 8:59 am
    Looking over it again, it could be he's singing about the fun memories he had with someone he loves, like a wife or girlfriend. Now when he's traveling and being on the road he feels like it's a long road getting back to her. It's like the traveling he has to do isn't as much fun as the time he once had to spend with her.
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    UnregisteredJan 28, 2012 at 8:52 am
    The meaning of this one has to do with fun memories with someone he loves very much and yet the hard work it takes to make a relationship work. I don't know, but that's kind of how i see it.
    It sounds corny when i try to put it into words like this but i don't know how else to explain it.

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