"The Longest Day" as written by and Laura A Gibson....
So much for the longest day
Subtle glow slowly fading
So goes another year
Seasons change

I seen the glow of the view
Upon Almeda Drive
Here in my empty room
Only candles glow tonight

Tell me again press my hands to your lips as you sing of love and life
Don’t leave me now here in my darkest hour as the longest day turns night

So when did I become
This serious and solemn one
So when does life feel like
The longest day

Love tends to leave you tired
You go and feel every moment
So go on and call out my bluff
Pretend you never won me over

Tell me again press my hands to your lips as you sing of love and life
Don’t leave me now here in my darkest hour as the longest day turns night

Tell me again press my hands to your lips as you sing of love and life
Don’t leave me now here in my darkest hour as the longest day turns night



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    General CommentLaura had this to say about the song from her Daytrotter Session:

    "This was in the first handful of songs that I ever wrote, and maybe the first time that I felt really moved within the writing process. I wrote the song on the longest day of the year, just over three years ago. I was in between houses in Portland, and was renting a friend’s guest room for two months. That week, while my friend was out of town, the power company had turned her electricity off because of a potential fire hazard. The longest day of the year always seemed to me, the most bittersweet day, because, as it was long, it signaled the change of season and the days getting shorter. During the last half house of daylight, I went running up on Alameda Drive, which sits on a bluff looking out over Portland. I looked out over the city lights and thought of the dark and empty house where I was staying…When I returned to the house, I sat down and wrote this song…(Oh…there is a part of the song that talks about candles glowing…I actually didn’t write it by candle light…I couldn’t find any candles but had two little maglight flashlights…candles seemed more poetic, I guess)."
    Sir Brant-akison December 29, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionStunning. This song is just...stunning. <3
    acaciafloweron January 21, 2011   Link

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