It's A Long, Long Way To The Top Of The World

Lyrics: Don Wayne
Music: Don Wayne

Played by the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band.

It's a long, long way to the top of the world
But it's only a short fall back down

A young fool filled with greed, I let ambition rule me
Like a hunger that gnawed at my soul
I worked hard, made my fortune, but lost the heart of my darling
She grew lonely and her love soon grew cold

Chorus
It's a long, long long way to the top of the world
On a rough road that winds round and round
It's a long, long way to the top of the world
But it's only a short fall back down

I'm a big man with money, but at love I'm a pauper
The love I once had now another man claims
I reached the top of the world, but my heart hit rock bottom
You can't make love to fortune or fame

[chorus]

It's a long, long way to the top of the world
But it's only a short fall back down
Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
      Oct 1987 Pure Jerry 3: Lunt-Fontanne: Best Of The Rest Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band
     29 Nov/3 Dec 1987 Ragged But Right Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band


Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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