Gone a Long Time

from by Stinky Tofu 臭臭豆腐

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I’ve been gone a long time,
You’ve been losing your mind.
I’m out on the road again….

Back in the day, we had our own say,
Made of our own clay, We made our home our own way, but today we’re disowned…

Say, thought you had what it takes,
Thought you’d never break,
never get caught, impaled on the stake,
My mistake. Should’ve done a double take,
Known that gleam in your eyes
Would be with you always, or ’til the day you die anyway.

Back then, getting lost in the woods, things were good,
not what we should,
But keepin’ our grades up, the creatures you made up,
We just played tough, now your door stays shut.

You had so much potential, no need for credentials,
Always essential, alive, instrumental,
So influential, your experimental lies became exponential
Nothing monumental, seemed inconsequential
But a part of you died, ’n I was never resentful
After all, what are best friends for?


I’ve been gone a long time,
You’ve been losing your mind.
I’m out on the road again….

I’ve been gone a long time,
You’ve been losing your mind.
I’m out on the road again….

Yeah, I’m out on the road, I do whatever I’m told
I told myself I wouldn’t listen to nobody else,
So that’s what I do, I listen to my own self,
My own heart, my own part,
fill it with my own smarts, my own self…

And I flip that card.



I’ve been gone a long time,
You’ve been losing your mind.
I’m out on the road again….

When I was little, I used to be fickle,
Didn’t to nibble on pickles,
Didn’t know life was so brittle,
My mind, a trickle, became a stream when I listened to “Ripple.”

When I was young, thought it was fun
Thought we could outrun a herd of deer
Like a bull run, Sneak attack squirt gun,
Backyard, we swung,
Cryin’ when the bee stung,
Listenin’ to my mother tongue,
So far away now her song goes unsung.

I’ve been gone a long time,
You’ve been losing your mind.
I’m out on the road again….

I’ve been gone a long time,
You’ve been losing your mind.
I’m out on the road again….

I’ve been gone a long time,
You’ve been losing your mind.
I’m not coming home again!



I’ve been gone a long time,
You’ve been losing your mind.
I am on the road again…

I’ve been gone a long time,
You’ve been losing your mind.
I am coming home for you.

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from Brain Storm, released February 4, 2017
Co-produced and mixed by Claudio S. Ramirez

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Stinky Tofu 臭臭豆腐 Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Wandering through this fermented, ectoplasmic world the stank duo found each other and began seasoning thoughts and sounds until out came the acoustic child named, Stinky Tofu. Henceforth this force continues to spice our metasphere with hypnotic thoughts never before consummated by rational minds. ... more

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