A Long Walk

by The Academy Blues Project

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The debut single from ABP.

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Founded in 1776
Between the Seventh Inning Stretch and The Seven Year Itch
As the Seven Nation Army plays all of the hits
Seventy Six Trombones will blow the opening pitch

So, little girl, what brings you to this country of ours
Is your head in the clouds, is your eyes on the stars
As you go for a ride in a new foreign car
To tour through the streets and find the next bar

You just can’t stop once the taste hits your lips
All your friends watch as you wade in past your hips
And your family back home tries to get you a grip
They all just wish that you’d snap out of it

Well you don’t know what you’re doing
Can’t you see that you’re in way above your head
Despite what you might think
And you don’t know what you’re saying
You thought you’d found a friend to lend a hand
But, it's a long walk for a short drink
Yes, I'm a long walk for a short drink

Be careful, my dear, this town likes you best on your knees
But once you learn how to kneel it can be easy to please
In the home of the brave and the land of the free
Where the rich are entitled and the poor are appeased

So, little girl, what brings you to this city of mine
I hope you’re ready to hide all the riches you find
Cause everything around you turns on a dime
And you must pawn your watch just to be given the time

You just can’t stop once the taste hits your lips
All your friends watch as you wade in past your hips
And your family back home tries to get you a grip
They all just wish that you’d snap out of it

Well you don’t know what you’re doing
Can’t you see that you’re in way above your head
Despite what you might think
And you don’t know what you’re saying
You thought you’d found a friend to lend a hand
But, it's a long walk for a short drink - come on!

But you just can’t stop once the taste hits your lips
All your friends watch as you wade in past your hips
And your family back home tries to get you a grip
They all just wish that you’d snap out of it!

Well you don’t know what you’re doing
Can’t you see that you’re in way above your head
Despite what you might think
And you don’t know what you’re saying
You thought you’d found a friend to lend a hand
But, it's a long walk for a short drink
Yes, I'm a long walk for a short drink
Yes, you're a long walk from a short drink

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released July 4, 2016
Written By Mark Levy

Arranged By The Academy Blues Project:
Mark Levy - Vocals, Guitar
Ben Easton - Keyboards
Brian Barone - Guitars
Trevor Brown - Bass
Jim Bloom - Percussion

Engineered and Mixed By Lane Banning at Moon Lab Studios (Brooklyn, NY)
Mastered By Dan Millice at Engine Room Audio (New York, NY)

© 2016 Mark Levy - All Rights Reserved

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The Academy Blues Project New York, New York

The Academy Blues Project is a powerhouse quintet based in New York City.

The ABP falls in the lineage of brazen rock ‘n’ roll showbands, and their tunes pack a punch. Their propulsive live shows tend toward the outrageously theatrical, while lyrically they spin offbeat narratives about everything from witches’ hats to shipwrecks to the mysteries of the Hollywood Hills.

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