"Long Way Home" as written by and Hayes Carll....
Ramblin boy you've been around
Dallas to the underground
High above and down below
And places I was scared to go
You sang it loud in case they heard
Hanging on to every word
Gentle as a lullaby
Firecrackers in your eyes

I would give anything
For one more night to run
And one last song to sing
You weren't asking much at all
Just catch you when you fall
On your own
The long way home

What's that sadness in your smile
You've been crying all the while
Could you lean upon my shoulder
In case you die or just get old
So what are we supposed to do
Just walk around forever blue?
And all this hurry up and wait
Was it chance or was it fate

I would give anything
For one more night to run
And one last song to sing
You weren't asking much at all
Just catch you when you fall
On your own
The long way home

You weren't asking much at all
Just catch you when you fall
On your own
The long way home


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"Long Way Home" as written by Hayes Carll

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    General Commentin the beginning he's talking about himself in third person "Ramblin boy you've been around, Dallas to the underground, High above and down below". he then continues into the song as if he's reflecting on a previous relationship or lost love that he either gave up too soon on or gave up without trying. you almost get the feeling that the two spent time together through music or "running" around (I would give anything, For one more night to run and one last song to sing) because he wants to just got back to those times, at least once. such remorse and sadness.

    it's beautifully written and even better when heard live.
    melancholyjenon June 17, 2009   Link

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