How Long [Demo-Version]

TitleHow Long [Demo-Version]
ArtistPhil Ochs
AlbumOn My Way (1963 Demo Session)
Release Date2010-06-22
Description?
Lyrics[Intro]
Here's a song that could be fantastic with harmonies put into it
The basic, uh, idea's in— is in E minor to C to D progression
In the beginning of it
It's a song called "How Long"

[Verse 1]
How long, how long can we go on?
How long, how long can we go on?
This troubled land may never last
The times of war are in the past
[Verse 2]
How far, how far have we gone?
How far, how far have we gone?
So many battles without a gain
So many young men lost in vain

[Chorus]
Why the fear of the coming of the morning?
Why the trembling at the call?
Can't we hear the final warning?
Can't we see the writing on the wall?

[Verse 3]
So many years before the dawn
So many years before the dawn
So many children have never grown
So many cannonballs have flown

[Verse 4]
So many rains had to fall
So many rains have had to fall
So many storms before the flood
So many rainbows red with blood

[Chorus]
Why the fear of the comin' of the morning?
Why the trembling at the call?
Can't we hear the final warning?
Can't we see the writing on the wall?
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How long, how long can we go on?
How long, how long can we go on?
This troubled land may never last
The times of war are in the past