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  1. Away Too Long

From the recording Away Too Long

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<p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Laura started writing Away Too Long in early 2010, a few months before she and Rob met. The song's inception was inspired by a holiday trip home to California where, in the middle of surroundings she had known from a very young age, Laura had a deep sense of being in a brand new place for the very first time.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">While sharing the song-in-progress with Rob, he effortlessly added the perfect guitar parts, they wrote the bridge, came up with an arrangement they both loved, and the song felt complete.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Over the following three years Laura and Rob were musically focused on <a href="http://loveshinesongs.com/" target="_blank">LoveShine</a>, their folk-rock-mantra band. During that time they would occasionally talk about their enthusiasm for Away Too Long, but it remained just a song chart on a computer for several years.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">They shared the song during a jam session from which <a href="http://www.cosmicsoulshakers.com/" target="_blank">Cosmic Soul Shakers </a>were formed. Rockin' out on Away Too Long with other musicians revived the song! Their studio recording is infused with the Cosmic Soul Shakers' groove and sound thanks to these talented members of their musical family:</span></p>
<p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;"><strong>Brian Baraszu</strong> on drums</span></p>
<p>&nbsp;<img src="http://www.cosmicsoulshakers.com/img/Brian07092017.JPG" alt="" width="203" height="271" /></p>
<p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;"><strong>&nbsp;Ike Stubblefield</strong> (left), B3 and Keys and&nbsp;<strong>Marvin Carter, Jr.</strong> (right), Backup Vocals</span></p>
<p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;"><img src="http://www.cosmicsoulshakers.com/img/Ike_and_Marvin.jpg" alt="" width="327" height="193" /></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;"><strong>&nbsp;Scott Williams</strong>, Bass</span></p>
<p>&nbsp;<img src="http://www.cosmicsoulshakers.com/img/Scott.jpg" alt="" width="233" height="310" /></p>
<p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;"><strong>Larry Blewitt</strong>, Percussion</span></p>
<p><img src="http://www.cosmicsoulshakers.com/img/Larry_Blewitt.jpg" alt="" width="361" height="214" /></p>
<p><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Away Too Long lyric video:</span></p>
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<p><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Away Too Long outro guitar session with Rob:</span></p>
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<p><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Away Too Long Outro:</span></p>
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Lyrics

<p><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">When I was a young girl</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Dreamin&rsquo; on a Star</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Left my Angel city</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">To heal my crooked heart&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Seeking out some silver wings</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">To take me far away from me</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Every detour led me to</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">A truth too close to see</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">I&rsquo;ve been away too long</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Nothing is familiar</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">I&rsquo;ve been away too long</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">All the old seems new</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Now that I&rsquo;m home</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Spending too much precious time&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Tryin&rsquo; to get the perfect high</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">When all I ever wanted was</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">A little piece of mind</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">I&rsquo;ve been away too long</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Nothing is familiar</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">I&rsquo;ve been away too long</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">All the old seems new</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Now that I&rsquo;m home</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Change of Heart</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Changed my Mind</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Changed my World</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">From the inside of my Soul</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">I&rsquo;ve been away too long</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Nothing is familiar</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">I&rsquo;ve been away too long</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">All the old seems new</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">I&rsquo;ve been away too long</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Nothing is familiar</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">I&rsquo;ve been away too long</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">All the old seems new</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Now that I&rsquo;m home</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Now that I&rsquo;m home</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Now that I&rsquo;m home</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Now that I&rsquo;m home</span></p>