Away Too Long

04:28
Cosmic Soul Shakers
07/05/2019
Laura Catherine Kuhlman, Rob C. Kuhlman

Story

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.

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.

Over the following three years Laura and Rob were musically focused on LoveShine, 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.

They shared the song during a jam session from which Cosmic Soul Shakers 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:

Brian Baraszu on drums

 

 Ike Stubblefield (left), B3 and Keys and Marvin Carter, Jr. (right), Backup Vocals

 Scott Williams, Bass

 

Larry Blewitt, Percussion

Away Too Long lyric video:

Away Too Long outro guitar session with Rob:

Away Too Long Outro:

Lyrics

When I was a young girl
Dreamin’ on a Star
Left my Angel city
To heal my crooked heart 
Seeking out some silver wings
To take me far away from me
Every detour led me to
A truth too close to see

I’ve been away too long
Nothing is familiar
I’ve been away too long
All the old seems new
Now that I’m home

Spending too much precious time 
Tryin’ to get the perfect high
When all I ever wanted was
A little piece of mind

I’ve been away too long
Nothing is familiar
I’ve been away too long
All the old seems new
Now that I’m home

Change of Heart
Changed my Mind
Changed my World
From the inside of my Soul

I’ve been away too long
Nothing is familiar
I’ve been away too long
All the old seems new

I’ve been away too long
Nothing is familiar
I’ve been away too long
All the old seems new
Now that I’m home

Now that I’m home
Now that I’m home
Now that I’m home

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