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It Takes So Long

by Christian McNeill

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This is the first single from the forthcoming full-length album by CA McNeill, "One Last Night On Day Street" - due for release in early 2023.

lyrics

Found my soul when I first held you,
14th of May, 1992.
I understood it all at four minutes past one,
in the middle of a thunderstorm.

Found my soul in a blinding light,
found my soul on tree-lined avenues.
I found my soul in the fading grey
of a rainy Irish summer's day.

It takes so long...
It takes so long...

Found my blues when I first felt love,
found my blues in winding avenues.
I found my blues in the fading grey
of a rainy Irish summer's day.

Howling Wolf or BB King,
we were "Moanin' in the Moonlight"
we were "Live at the Regal"
I found my blues when you broke my heart,
on the steps of St, Columb's Cathedral.

It takes so long,
doesn't matter how you plan it
take a lifetime to understand it.
So long.
And it takes so long,
doesn't matter how you plan it
takes a lifetime never understand it.
So long.

It takes so long,
doesn't matter how you plan it
take a lifetime never understand it.
So long.
It takes so long,
doesn't matter how you plan it
take a lifetime to understand it.
So long.

Found my soul when I first held you,
14th of May, 1992.
I understood it all at four minutes past one,
in the middle of a thunderstorm.

Found my soul in a blinding light,
found my soul on tree-lined avenues.
I found my soul in the middle of the night,
on an old transistor radio.

*****

credits

released October 13, 2022
Words and Music by Christian McNeill © 2022 BMI
Produced by CA McNeill
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Dave Westner
Additional Recording by Connor Quigley

Recorded at Woolly Mammoth in Waltham, MA
Additional Recording at Last House On The Left, Belmont, MA

CA McNeill: Vocals and Acoustic Guitar
Ken Clark: Piano and Hammond B3
Connor Quigley: Electric Guitar
Sarah Seminski: Vocals
Jesse Williams: Bass Guitar
Tom Arey: Drums

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Christian McNeill Boston, Massachusetts

Christian McNeill is an underground legend whose music demands to be experienced. Longtime Boston journalist, Nate Dow, describes him best, "..his blend of styles and influences is intoxicating, turning elements of soul, gospel and R&B into a cocktail that rocks. McNeill’s stage presence is natural, unaffected and powerfully evocative, almost overwhelming. It is part of the entertainment package." ... more

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