"The Longing" as written by and Mark O. Everett....
The longing is a pain
A heavy pressure on my chest
It rarely leaves
And my day becomes a quest
To try not to think about her
And all that she brings
Forget about her magic
All the beautiful things

Surely there are other things to life
But I can't think of one single thing
That matters more
Than just to see her
Her smile
Her touch
Her smell
Her laugh

The longing is a friend
A way to stay close
And feel like she's here
And feel like she knows
That when I say I would die for her
It's not just words
I really would
And to make the world a safer place for her
Well, I believe I really could

Surely there are other things to life
But I can't think of one single thing
That matters more
Than just to see her
To see her
Her tears
Her sorrow
Her faults
Her doubts

I love them all


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"The Longing" as written by Mark O. Everett

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    General CommentThis must be one of the most accurate songs about longing and desire i've ever heard.

    "My day becomes a quest
    To try not to think about her
    And all that she brings
    Forget about her magic
    All the beautiful things"

    Hit the nail right on the head. So hard to try and not think about.... her :-(
    rmgon June 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"But I can't think of
    One single thing
    That matters more
    Than just to see her

    Her tears, her sorrow
    Her faults
    Her doubts"

    *sigh*
    rmgon June 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy girlfriend just broke up with me and I can really relate to this song now. For me it is about desiring a girl, but at the same time knowing you can't have her. All of the feelings related to this are described in this song in a very accurate way.

    'The longing is a pain'
    (...)
    'The longing is a friend'

    The way in which your memories of her can make you smile, but at the same time torture you.

    Amazing song.
    Sumamion August 26, 2012   Link
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    General Commentthis song is definetely about unrequited love.
    ObamaGoesPostalon May 08, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI don't know why, but I have always thought this song was about the death of his sister.
    "The longing is a friend
    A way to stay close
    And feel like she's here
    And feel like she knows"
    It perfectly describes the feeling of grief when you are desperate to stay close to them.
    Elsie1212on February 10, 2013   Link

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