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TAKE THE LONG WAY H:OME
So you 'think y,ou're a Romeo Playililga part in a picture show Well take the long way hom,e Take the long wa.y home 'Cause you"re the joke of the neighborhood Why should you care if you're feeling good WeJI take the long way home, lak.e the long way home But there are timesfhat you feel you're part of the scenery All the greenery is eemln' down boy And then y,ourwife seems to think you're part of the rumltura Oh it's peculiar, she used to be so nice When lonely days turn to lonely nights You take a t,rip to the clity ligihts .And take the long way nome, take the lo:ng way home You never see what you want to see FO'fe,ver playi1ng to the glallery You take tl1elong way home, take thalong wa"l home And when you're up on the stage jt',s so unbelievable how thEry adore you , But then your wife seems to think you're :Iosing your sanity Ohit's cal'ami,ty, oh is there no way ourt?Oh!

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Well does it teel that your life's become a catastrophe Oh it has to be tor "),o'uto grow boy When you look through the years and see what you coulld have been Oh what you might. have been if you had had more time So whe'n the day comes to sett!le down Well who's to blame if you're not around:? You took the long way home, you took the You took the Iiong way home, you took the VOli took the l,on9 way home, you took the YOli t,ook the long: way home, you took the

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