AHA! A House for Arts

S7 E12 | CLIP

Athena Burke "The Long Road"

Athena Burke performs "The Long Road" at WMHT Studios.

AIRED: October 13, 2021 | 0:04:22
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TRANSCRIPT

- So this next song is called The Long Road,

and it's a song I wrote about my childhood trauma

and reconnecting with a higher power through healing.

And it was, the song tells you, it was something that was

always there, but I'd lost touch with.

And I feel like with so many people really becoming aware

of healing their trauma, that this song speaks to us all.

(The Long Road by Athena Burke plays)

(Athena sings)

♪ Every night I'd say my prayers ♪

♪ They'd say goodnight and close the door ♪

♪ I talk to you alone in my bed ♪

♪ and tell you everything ♪

♪ I was so young I didn't know ♪

♪ that every house was not like my own ♪

♪ Small and hiding holding my breath ♪

♪ Lying still every sound echoing ♪

♪ I took the long road ♪

♪ And I got lost along the way ♪

♪ I been running around in circles ♪

♪ Just to find a way for me ♪

♪ I left home at 17 wearing the tarnished crown ♪

♪ Of a fractured dream ♪

♪ Drinking low less songs singing men along ♪

♪ Waking up on empty ♪

♪ I took the long road ♪

♪ I got lost along the way ♪

♪ I been running around in circles ♪

♪ Just to find you waiting for me ♪

♪ Oh I can't take this ♪

♪ Oh anymore ♪

♪ And oh I'll just take one more and close the door ♪

♪ Close the door ♪

♪ Breathe it in breathe it out ♪

♪ I feel my skin I feel my heart ♪

♪ Beating with life and beating hope I remember you now ♪

♪ I took the long road ♪

♪ I got lost along the way ♪

♪ I been running around in circles ♪

♪ Just to find you waiting ♪

♪ I took the long road ♪

♪ and I got lost along the way ♪

♪ I been running around in circles ♪

♪ Just to find you waiting ♪

♪ Just to find you waiting ♪

♪ Just to find you waiting for me waiting for me ♪

♪ Waiting for me ♪

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