"Long Way Round" as written by and Damon Michael Gough....
Sit and wait for the day
Where your life might change
And that day never comes
This is rule number one
All the changes must come from you
Is the second rule
Take a long way round
See the sights, hear sounds
Where you'll go, nobody knows

Been this way
Since the day
I was born
Far away
And the walk
In the rain
Makes you feel
Young again

I assumed
You would be my strength
Oh, how wrong I was
That's the wrong way round
How you need me now
The carousel keeps turning still

This one cried, this one smiled
But we all felt alive
Like a walk in the rain
Made us feel young again
With the crowd singing "all right now"
As the rain came down
It's a long way home
But we're not alone
Life's carousel keeps turning still

Life keeps turning around, and around
We keep learning from things we have found
Overground

What a fool
To believe
I could help
You to breathe
Getting cold
In the rain
Makes us feel
Young again

If you go
Take a long way round
You'll be lost then found
It's a long way home
But you're not alone
The carousel bring you back again

Winter comes
We don't have a choice
As we grow
We will find a voice
She looks over her shoulder
The swimming pool freezes over
We'll skate to the other side
Full of life
Still filled with pride


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"The Long Way Round" as written by Damon Michael Gough

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    General CommentThis song hits me harder than any other on the Born In The U.K. album. It reminds of a time in my life where I just took the easy road and was in denial a lot about myself. I was never really hurting anyone else, but I was quietly blaming outside factors for the things I wasn't acheiving. When I was 21, if I had only realized that "All the changes must come from you" and I should've taken "the long way round"...maybe I might have been a little more successful or happy with myself today. Great song...brings tears to my eyes.
    Expos79on November 06, 2007   Link

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