"Long, Long Way From Home" as written by Lou Gramm, Mick Jones and Ian Mcdonald....
It was a Monday
A day like any other day
I left a small town
For the apple in decay
It was my destiny
It's what we needed to do
They were telling me
I'm telling you

I was inside looking outside
The millions of faces
But still I'm alone
Waiting, hours of waiting
Paying a penance
I was longing for home
I'm looking out for the two of us
I hope we'll be here
When they're through with us

I was inside looking outside
Oh the millions of faces
But still I'm alone
Waiting, hours of waiting
I could feel the tension
I was longing for home
I'm looking out for the two of us
And I hope we'll be here
When they're through with us
I'm a long way from home

Monday, sad, sad Monday
She's waiting for me
But I'm a long long way from home
Sad, sad Monday
She's waiting for me
But I'm a long long way from home
Sad, sad Monday
Ah she's waiting for me
But I'm a long, long way from home


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"Long, Long Way From Home" as written by Lou Gramm Ian Mcdonald

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    General CommentQuite simply it seems that the artist knew that he had to leave to get his break in the music biz in the Apple of decay (NYC). He wants to start a life for his lady and himself ("I'm looking out for the two of us") and hopes they are both in NYC in music when the record company is "through with us".
    seventyfanon March 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti LOVE this song!!
    crash&burnon March 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy mom loves this song. I like it a lot too, but not as much as her.
    mmcambellson August 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my alltime favorite songs.... mmmm play that brass!

    When people say MIKE JONES i say shut up oh and MICK JONES
    minkoilon March 15, 2006   Link
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    Memorypretty sure that this is from the perspective of expected twins, only one of which made at the whole long long way from home.
    fionah0on March 06, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General CommentAccosted by an angel—with friends—this is one of his favorite songs—sings it with outrageous gusto …

    My song—my story. On a day like any other day I left a small town for the apple in decay—earth—unfortunately hell bent on destroying itself, because it was my destiny—it’s what we needed to do. Angels were telling me so I’m telling you. I was inside, looking outside—from the eyes of a petrified lady—two of us, alone and waiting for hours and hours and hours. I’m looking out for the two of us and I surely hope there will be something left of us by the time we’re done with this disheartening little task. Naturally I’m longing for home. Who wants to get tangled up in shit like this? Too many nutters afloat. And too many sad Mondays. She’s waiting for me but alas—I’m a long, long way from home. This ain’t easy—not by a long shot.
    sillybunnyon October 02, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthey misspelled "home" in the last stanza. lol.
    quesomanon July 01, 2013   Link
  • -3
    My InterpretationClearly, this song is a reference to a possible situation in the zombie apocalypse. They are inside, looking outside and all of the millions of zombies are trying to get in. They hope that they will be here still when the zombies are through and that dude is gonna get home to his girl.
    DaJRockon September 23, 2012   Link

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