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November 9, 2010 / John Sieger

Long Long Night

04 Long, Long Night

This song could be slotted into a category called “Wrestling With Dylan.” It may not sound like Bob to you, but it dates back to the early nineties when I was going through a Dylan obsessive phase, which I think I’m still in. Every writer has to deal with his presence – for a little guy he takes up a lot of space. Not acknowledging the mountain of Bob on the popular music landscape is just foolish. He’s there, deal with it and get back to what you do if and when you’re finished.  So back to the song… it’s kind of what it is, a relationship off the rails, trapped in a long headache of a night that threatens to go on forever, it’s what I call a kiss-off song. Though it’s called Long Long Night, I thought it would be better to keep it short but sweet, the song clocks in at 2:07. No lyrics today, but I was happy to squeeze “Feels like the night of the living dead” in there!

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  1. don / Nov 9 2010 9:23 am

    OK, this one has to go on my John Sieger’s Greatest Hits CD, along with “Birmingham” ! I really do hear Bob there, too. Catchy guitar arrangement. I want to learn how to play like that one day soon. If I could dance, I would give it a “10” – just on the beat alone.

  2. trevor / Nov 14 2010 12:47 pm

    ‘harumf…give the govenor a harumf…now pass these around in lou of pay.’ fully agree with the greatest hits comment about this song and ‘Birmingham.’

    • John Sieger / Nov 14 2010 3:43 pm

      Thanks for all your comments, Trevor!

  3. michael kloman / Aug 16 2011 1:51 pm

    “wrestling with bob” … you’re right about that john, i.e. that any songwriter worth his/her salt has to deal with zimmerman and his body of work. nice recording — did you do all the guitars?

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