30 May 2015

Long And Wasted Years (2013 - May 2015)

We present here 19 different versions of Long And Wasted Years. This song saw lyric changes in 2013 and 2014, and was graced with a further burst of creativity in 2015 with its nightly variations.
You can choose to play each track individually under each typed lyric, or click immediately below to play all in sequence. Interestingly, listening this way sounds almost like a single crazy 13 minute performance.


My enemy ran - crashed into the dust
He lost his pain and he lost his lust
He was run down hard, he died in shame
My enemy - huh - had an iron heart

10 October 2013, Oslo, Norway
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My enemy crashed into the dust
Woah, he lost his lust
He stopped dead in his tracks and he got pinned down
Run down hard and he sank into the ground

26 November 2014, Newark, NJ
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Not yet transcribed:

10 April 2015, Atlantic City, New Jersey
11 April 2015, Baltimore, Maryland
12 April 2015, Richmond, Virginia
14 April 2015, Savannah, Georgia
15 April 2015, Montgomery, Alabama

My enemy crashed into the dust
He lost his lust
A strong wind swept him up
No more should he weep for that golden cup

17 Apr 2015, North Charleston, SC
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My enemy crashed into the dust
Stopped dead in his tracks and he lost his lust
Seems like just the other day
He sank to the ground in a painful way

18 April 2015, St. Augustine, FL
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My enemy crashed into the dust
Stopped dead in his tracks and he lost his lust
He was run down hard, he was pinned down
Stopped it again and then stepped to the ground

19 Apr 2015, Orlando, FL
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My enemy crashed into the dust
He lost his lust
He went out hard with a moan
He sank to the ground with a choking groan

While I think when my back was turned
The whole world behind me burned
It's been a while since I've seen you come ridin' down many-a-mile

21 Apr 2015, Fort Lauderdale, FL
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My enemy crashed into the dust
Had his life torn away and he lost his lust
Crushed to the bone
He sank to the ground with a croaking moan

While I think when my back was turned
The whole world behind me burned
It's been a while since I've seen you come 'round, maybe a while

22 Apr 2015, Clearwater, FL
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My enemy crashed into the dust
His life ripped away, and he lost his lust
We were boys together way back when
We grew up next to each other, helped each other now and then

24 April 2015, Atlanta, GA
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My enemy crashed into the dust
He was struck down in his path and he lost his lust
He was run down hard, hit clean in the side
No one can say with certainty where he died

25 Apr 2015, Durham, NC
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My enemy crashed into the dust
He was run down hard and he lost his lust
He would be: "I'm off to the fair!"
He can die and be damned for all I care

26 Apr 2015, Greenville, SC
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My enemy crashed into the dust
He had his life torn away and he lost his lust
What you say about anyway, you weren't there
You can die and be damned for all I care

27 Apr 2015, Nashville, TN
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My enemy crashed into the dust
He had his life torn away and he lost his lust
Now, look here now, you stand over there
You can die and be damned for all I care

29 Apr 2015, New Orleans, LA
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Not yet transcribed:

30 April 2015, Memphis, Tennessee
2 May 2015, Thackerville, Oklahoma
My enemy crashed into the dust
He had his life torn away and he lost his lust
A dangerous player, he stepped out over every scalp
He had an iron heart but it didn't help

I think while my back was turned
The whole world behind me burned
Maybe today; if not today, maybe tomorrow
Maybe there'll be a limit to all of my sorrow


3 May 2015, Oklahoma City, OK
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Are you gonna turn back, you were doomed from the start? I'll cripple your legs, stick you straight in the heart I'll leave you out there 'till the snow begins to thaw Let the vultures eat your body raw
I think while my back was turned
The whole world behind me burned
Maybe today; if not today, maybe tomorrow
I'll put a a limit on all my sorrow


5 May 2015, Houston, TX
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Well, you're a murderous fool, and you've been doomed from the start
I'll cripple your legs and I'll strike you square in the heart
Then I'll tell your Ma and Pa
That the vultures ate your body raw

6 May 2015, Austin, TX
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Not yet transcribed:

9 May 2015, Catoosa, Oklahoma
10 May 2015, Kansas City, Missouri

My enemy crashed into the dust
I had to turn my head away in disgust
Look at the gore, poor soul
The vultures ate his body raw

11 May 2015, St. Louis, MO
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My enemy crashed into the dust
He had his life torn away and he lost his lust
He was brave, he was bold, he was fast on the run
Skilled in every treachery under the sun

13 May 2015, Milwaukee, WI
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My enemy slammed into the dust
Stopped dead in his tracks, and he lost his lust
He was brave, he was bold, fast on the run
Skilled in every treachery under the sun

15 May 2015, Detroit, MI
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My enemy crashed in the dust
He had his life torn away and he lost his lust
He was brave and I thought that the -- fast on the run
Skilled in all treachery under the sun

16 May 2015, Columbus, OH
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Not yet transcribed:

17 May 2015, South Bend, Indiana

This is the original version from the Tempest album:
My enemy crashed into the dust
Stopped dead in his tracks and he lost his lust
He was run down hard and he broke apart
He died in shame he had an iron heart
I think that when my back was turned
The whole world behind me burned
It's been awhile since we walked down that long, long aisle
Thank you to Grzegorz Gras for significant help in compiling this collection.









































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