"As Long As It Takes" as written by Simon Wilcox, Mike Green and Nick Thomas....
I was watching when you lost direction
And I saw you when the headlights died
You were standing at the edge of a train wreck
Twisted up inside

I tried to find you in your pitch black bedroom
I tried to find you in the place you hide
But your body was an empty suitcase
Hollow sunken eyes

If you let me catch a ride on your road to recovery
You can fall apart on me

Because I'll be here as long as it takes
A remedy to steady your midnight shakes
I'll stay here as long as it takes
As long as it takes to get it right

Strange how no matter what the distance
You can never escape yourself
Distorted by your own reflection
But only I can tell.
I know I said I didn't watch your plane leave
Honestly, I should admit I lied
I was standing at the edge of the runway wishing I could fly

If you let me catch a ride on your road to recovery
You can fall apart on me

Because, I'll be here as long as it takes
A remedy to steady your midnight shakes
I'll stay here as long as it takes
As long as it takes to get it right.

It's beautiful to break
Let your false flag drift away
Show me your face

You can fall apart on me

Because I'll be here as long as it takes
A remedy to steady your midnight shakes
I'll stay here as long as it takes

I'll be here as long as it takes
A memory that steadies your midnight shakes.
I'll stay here as long as it takes,
As long as it takes to get it right.


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"As Long As It Takes" as written by Mike Green Nicholas Thomas

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    General Commentthe acoustic version to this song is the best i've heard from the spill canvas in a while.

    i think it's pretty obvious what the song is about thoughh.
    alliex0on September 18, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationWhen I hear this song I think of someone who is involved with drugs, or some other form of addiction. The singer being some one who cares deeply, and want the other to recover.
    M3lvinon June 13, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI'm sure it was intended to be about addiction recovery, but for me it's everything I've felt and wanted for my husband as he recovers from PTSD. And I agree the acoustic version is awesome, it seems to magnify the meaning behind the words.
    themrs2005on August 10, 2011   Link

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