"Long Way Home" as written by and Nick Midson Richard Lansdowne West....
I thought that you were driving or never thought to ask
All the while you left me in control
Somehow I'm surviving it doesn't seem so hard
'Cause I'm not on this journey all alone

And I know the way I'm feeling but I just can't find the words

I go my own way down I fall again
I see the sunrise only taste the rain
What you remind me I already know
Unless I follow every road with you
I take the long way home

You weren't supposed to find me I tried so hard to hide
I never thought you'd want to track me down
I thought that you disowned me every time I strayed
I guess I had it all the wrong way round

And I know the way I'm going but I just can't find the road

I go my own way down I fall again
I see the sunrise only taste the rain
What you remind me I already know
Unless I follow every road with you
I take the long way home

And I know that I believe you but I just can't keep the faith

I go my own way down I fall again
I see the sunrise only taste the rain
What you remind me I already know
Unless I follow every road with you
I take the long way home


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    General CommentThis is one of the several Threshold songs that shows its writer's Christian faith in that the song is originally intended as a monologue from a person to God, although Richard has left the door open for the addressed subject to be a significant other, friend, teacher, or other person.

    The narrator is trying to "drive" without a higher power at the wheel, surprised that the God he turned his back upon would still refuse to give up searching for him, and learns again that following his own route and not God's is a fruitless exercise. I have experienced this on countless occasions and greatly appreciate the ingenious craftsmanship and honesty that went into writing this song.

    The navigation theme appears fairly often in Richard's lyrics and was at the forefront on Dead Reckoning, as well as the spiritual message, and both were combined on "Pilot in the Sky of Dreams", a signature song from the group nowadays. "Long Way Home" is a classic piece of uplifting poetry from one of progressive metal's best wordsmiths.
    Octavarium64on November 30, 2012   Link

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