My Song of The Moment...  

helga_hansen 50F  
3122 posts
5/13/2006 4:01 am

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My Song of The Moment...

For those who don't know me, my MP3 player plays an important role in my life. Sad how materialistic a girl can be, but I can't help it that my MP3 player is the second thing I pack when going away (my passport is the first).

Anyway... I quite often listen to my music while I am online. I've lost count of all the albums I have loaded on my player, but as I personally own over 300 albums, I'm guessing it's a lot.

Every once in a while, I just select the random play option, and listen to whatever plays. Two days ago this song popped up, and I've not been able to get the song and the lyrics out of my mind.

It's a one-hit wonder by a band called
Ace, called How Long, and when you first listen to the lyrics, you think it's a love song about infidelity.

The truth is actually far less dramatic. It turns out that it was about the band's bass player, Terry Comer, and about his working with other bands. He played briefly with The Sutherland Brothers and Quiver before returning to Ace. He hadn't told the other members of Ace and they felt cheated.

The lead singer, Paul Carrack, went on to sing for Squeeze and Mike And The Mechanics and also had a solo hit with "Don't Shed A Tear". Paul's musical career makes for interesting reading, as he went on to do session work with some of the biggest names in the music industry including Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Elton John, Van Morrison, and others. He even managed to squeeze in some session work with former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett. Paul's solo career also continues to be very successful.


How Long was taken from their album Five-A-Side, released in 1974, and as I mentioned earlier, was to be their only hit. The band split up in 1977. Rod Stewart covered the song in 1981, and it featured on his album Tonight I'm Yours.

How Long


How long has this been goin' on
How long has this been goin' on


Well, if friends with their fancy persuasion
Don't admit that it's part of a scheme
But I can't help but have my suspicions
'Cause I ain't quite as dumb as I seem
And you said you was never intendin'
To break up our scene in this way
But there ain't any use in pretendin'
It could happen to us any day


How long has this been goin' on
How long has this been goin' on


---- musical interlude ----


Oh, your friends with their fancy persuasion
Don't admit that it's part of a scheme
But I can't help but have my suspicion
'Cause I ain't quite as dumb as I seem
Oh, you said you was never intending
To break up our scene in this way
But there ain't any use in pretendin'
It could happen to us any day


And how long has this been going on
How long has this been going on
How long


How long has this been going on
How long has this been going on
How long has this been going on
How long
How long has this been going on



Love, hugs and kisses from ♥♥HH♥♥


rm_zahuma2 51M
459 posts
5/13/2006 5:16 am

Why don't you get yourself an - ipod - 60 GB.
That would make you very comfortable in creating the albums


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