Creedence Clearwater Revival – Long As I Can See the Light

Introgroove did a 50th-anniversary post on the great Cosmo’s Factory album and it got me thinking about this song again.  This song has a gospel feel with soul. It’s the closest thing to a love song that John wrote while still with Creedence Clearwater Revival.

It was the B side to “Looking Out My Back Door.”  This continued the great double A sided singles that they released.

Lookin’ Out My Back Door/Long As I Can See The Light peaked at #2 in the Billboard 100 and #1 in Canada in 1970.

John Fogerty:  “About the loner in me. Wanting to feel understood, needing those at home to shine a light so that I can make my way back.”

Cosmo’s Factory peaked at #1 in the Billboard Album Charts in 1970.

Long As I Can See The Light

Put a candle in the window, ’cause I feel I’ve got to move.
Though I’m going, going, I’ll be coming home soon,
‘Long as I can see the light.

Pack my bag and let’s get movin’, ’cause I’m bound to drift a while.
When I’m gone, gone, you don’t have to worry long,
‘Long as I can see the light.

Guess I’ve got that old trav’lin’ bone, ’cause this feelin’ won’t leave me alone.
But I won’t, won’t be losin’ my way, no, no
‘Long as I can see the light.

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Oh, Yeah!

Put a candle in the window, ’cause I feel I’ve got to move.
Though I’m going, going, I’ll be coming home soon,
Long as I can see the light.
Long as I can see the light.
Long as I can see the light.
Long as I can see the light.
Long as I can see the light.