Long Time
Molly Hatchet Lyrics


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All alone with a full moon to light my night.
Been six long months since I held you tight.
It's been a long time.
Baby, you are my only love,
Sent to me, from Heaven above.
Oh, honey, times are bad.
Got so bad, one lonely night,
I needed you to hold me tight.
Honey, don't be so sad.

I've got you on my mind,
You know I've done you wrong.
Oh, baby, listen to my song.

We made a deal,
I remember the pact,
Now you're gone and I need you back.
Honey, don't be so mad.
There's no other,
There never could be,
You're my woman, my family.
Honey, baby, take me back.

I've got you on my mind,
You know I've done you wrong.
Oh, baby, listen to my song.

Chorus:
A feeling inside
I couldn't hide,
Now I wish I lied.
Oh, baby, won't you come back home?
Lonely days and damn the nights,
Has it been too long to make things right?
Been a long time,
Lord a long time.
I've got you on my mind,
You know I've done you wrong.
Oh, this pain in my soul.

Chorus:
The feeling inside,
I couldn't hide,
Now I wish I lied.



Oh, baby, won't you come back home?
Yeah, a long time.

Overall Meaning

The Molly Hatchet song, Long Time, tells the story of a man who is desperately missing his loved one. He has been alone for six long months with only the full moon to light his nights. He acknowledges that he has done wrong by his girl and wishes to make things right. He pleads with her to come back home, knowing that she is his only love sent to him from Heaven above.


The chorus repeats the line, "The feeling inside, I couldn't hide, now I wish I lied,” which reflects on how the man made a mistake by letting his girl go. He remembers the pact they made and feels regret for losing her. He asks her not to be mad, promising that there is no other and she is his woman and family. He is willing to try and make things right, but knows it has been a long time since they were together.


Overall, this song reflects on the theme of love, loss, and regret. It showcases the emotions of a man who is missing his loved one and is willing to do anything to have her back in his life.


Line by Line Meaning

All alone with a full moon to light my night.
I am by myself under the moonlight, trying to find comfort.


Been six long months since I held you tight.
It has been half a year since I last embraced you.


It's been a long time.
My wait has been prolonged.


Baby, you are my only love,
You are the one I hold dearly in my heart.


Sent to me, from Heaven above.
I believe you were sent to me by a higher power.


Oh, honey, times are bad.
The situation is unfavorable, my dear.


Got so bad, one lonely night,
It became unbearable on one lonely night.


I needed you to hold me tight.
I longed for your embrace to calm me down.


Honey, don't be so sad.
Please do not feel sorrowful, my love.


I've got you on my mind,
My thoughts are occupied with you.


You know I've done you wrong.
I am conscious of the mistake I have made towards you.


Oh, baby, listen to my song.
Please pay heed to the message in my song.


We made a deal,
We had an agreement.


I remember the pact,
I recollect the promise we made.


Now you're gone and I need you back.
You are no longer here, and I require your presence.


Honey, don't be so mad.
Please do not feel angry, my love.


There's no other,
No one else compares.


There never could be,
It is impossible to find another like you.


You're my woman, my family.
You are my partner and my kin.


Honey, baby, take me back.
Please forgive me and accept me back into your life.


Chorus:
Recurring lines


A feeling inside
An emotion embedded deep within me


I couldn't hide,
I couldn't conceal it.


Now I wish I lied.
Now I regret not concealing it.


Oh, baby, won't you come back home?
Please come back to our abode, my love.


Lonely days and damn the nights,
Days filled with solitude and cursed nights.


Has it been too long to make things right?
Has too much time passed to correct our mistakes?


Lord a long time.
It has been a considerable amount of time.


Oh, this pain in my soul.
This agony I am feeling deep within me.


Yeah, a long time.
Underscoring that it has indeed been lengthy.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC
Written by: DANNY JOE BROWN, DAVID LAWRENCE HLUBEK, STEVEN JEROME HOLLAND

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David Haney

All alone with a full moon to light my night.
Been six long months since I held you tight.
It's been a long time.
Baby, you are my only love,
Sent to me, from Heaven above.
Oh, honey, times are bad.
Got so bad, one lonely night,
I needed you to hold me tight.
Honey, don't be so sad.
I've got you on my mind,
You know I've done you wrong.
Oh, baby, listen to my song.
We made a deal,
I remember the pact,
Now you're gone and I need you back.
Honey, don't be so mad.
There's no other,
There never could be,
You're my woman, my family.
Honey, baby, take me back.
I've got you on my mind,
You know I've done you wrong.
Oh, baby, listen to my song.
A feeling inside
I couldn't hide,
Now I wish I lied.
Oh, baby, won't you come back home?
Lonely days and damn the nights,
Has it been too long to make things right?
Been a long time,
Lord a long time.
I've got you on my mind,
You know I've done you wrong.
Oh, this pain in my soul.
The feeling inside,
I couldn't hide,
Now I wish I lied.
Oh, baby, won't you come back home?
Yeah, a long time.
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All comments from YouTube:

Gabriel Sierra

What I like the most of M.H. is the details; In those old recordings you can hear every single instrument and enjoy a masterful arrangement. This is why those old records are brighter than today's standards, so you can hear every single guitar nuance. Today's music recordings abuse a lot of the low end, BOOM BOOM BOOM, and the midrange gets buried, the details get buried. Arrangements are simpler now and can not compare to those old epics.

Gabriel Sierra

Exactly! And those record were originally mastered for LPs, so not much bass and bottom end could be added without ruining the details or making the needle jump!

ARCHER2740

My favorite song on this album. It doesn't get more badass than this......

MAIN MAN

I agree

Steven Ashley

Long time is a must learn for a guitarist that likes classic rock. Great great music. Old seventies guy myself.

Kelly Cox

rite on man

Michael Shuey

Hell yes they don't write em like that anymore.

Diarrhea Latte

Its a tricky one to learn and a damn good lesson in rock guitar

Cindy Blair

Someone after my own HEART!!!

Michael and Melanie Asby

I love playing this one!!!!!!! Rock On

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