"The Longest Year" as written by and Jonas Petter Renkse Anders Nystrom....
The neck, and then the chain
The head is hung in shame
The neck, and then the chain
The head is hung in shame

I thought that you had grown
That you'd carry on
But now that I am gone
What else's been withdrawn

you used to be like my twin
And all its been
Was it all for nothing
Are you strong when you're with him
The one who's placed you above us all

I think our love
I'll let it pass
It feels like fire
But it won't last

what is this coming to
I am unwilling to go on
You have lost
No one has won

Lyrics submitted by FeLKoN, edited by hopeleaves

"The Longest Year" as written by Jonas Petter Renkse Anders Nystrom

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  • +2
    General CommentAmazing song, best off the new album for sure. To me the song seems like the perspective of someone who knows the end (either for them, or the world in general) is coming, and is reflecting on how hopeless everything (even the sun, which in a way gives life to the earth) is. The future is cold, so is the sun, everything's hopeless.
    Spektron November 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne of my favorites off of Night is the New Day.
    Any luck deciphering any other lyrics from the album?
    DarcMurkeeon October 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis seems to be a very decadent song on how the future seems so pointless or lost.
    TheSofaKingon August 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAny of you guys seen the movie "The Road"? This song captures the mood and atmosphere of that movie almost perfectly.
    Vasaon April 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCynic fatalism with a hint of optimism that lays just out of reach of the songs subect.
    AeonDeuxon August 23, 2011   Link

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