How Long

2018 Single by Acropolis Blues

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I don’t often like to write songs specifically about a person, or people in my life. Generally, if I write a song about somebody, I don’t target it at them specifically but more at a character of them that exists outside of reality. I just don’t like the idea of a song being their song, because I don’t write music for them, I write it for me. Additionally, it helps in keeping Acropolis Blues the artist from JC Gurango the person.

But this one was different. I wrote it specifically for my fiancee, and I meant every word to be in speaking about her. She continues to be the light of my life, and in a sense not all of my songs are about her, but they’re all for her. Particularly this song talks about our interesting meet-cute and how we kind of rushed into things — but it ended up being exactly the right decision.

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[Verse] How long does it take to fall in love? Could you measure it in seconds, the time it takes our hearts to beckon, I know your situation made it tough, But in the night, oh how time flies,

Now we were only meant to have a little fun, But one thing led to another, now I’m calling you my lover, Oh lady now you’ve got my heart strings by the scruff, But do we know, where this will go,

[Prechorus] When you take me by the hand, The feeling takes over me, over me, So you take me by the hand, Take me from reality, reality,

[Chorus] Stay close to me I think I’ve found, Someone who seems to see the world and how it works through my same eyes, And pulls the sheet off my disguise,

And if it needs to be this way for now, My heart will bleed for you until it drowns, And you show me how to smile, I haven’t felt this for a while,

[Verse] How long has it been since we first met, It seems a lifetime since the first thing, and lifetime left of learning, What it takes to keep you smiling and I’ll bet, That through time, you’ll stay mine,

[Prechorus] When you take me by the hand, The feeling takes over me, over me, So take me by the hand, Take me from reality, reality,

[Chorus] Stay close to me I think I’ve found, Someone who seems to see the world and how it works through my same eyes, And pulls the sheet off my disguise,

And if it needs to be this way for now, My heart will bleed for you until it drowns, And you show me how to smile, I haven’t felt this for a while.