We'll be fine I'm sure
Just use the other door
I wanna have a house like they did

We wrestled till we cried
They fucked our state of mind
Don't celebrate me 'cause I'm jaded

Welcome to the storm
We're babies till we're born
Then adults from our first day breathing

Our innocence was staged
The jury all got paid
I'd lock it but it's not worth stealing

When the drunks start singing this way
Baby's got her best dress stained
I hope you got a minute
Hope you want me in it
For the long haul
All night long

We'll be fine I'm told
Together we'll grow old
So kiss me till the last train leaving
Then stand yourself by me
We'll fall until we're free
This helium prefers no ceiling

When the drunks start singing this way
Baby's got her best dress stained
I hope you got a minute
Hope you want me in it
For the long haul
All night long

It must get better than this
Cause as far as I can see
The world belongs to me
There's a place at your table with my name on

When we walk
They roll the carpet out at our feet
And when we talk
They gather around and cheer in the street
Cause we're the kings of imagining things

When the drunks start singing this way
Baby's got her best dress stained
I hope you got a minute
Hope you want me in it
For the long haul
All night long

When the drunks start singing this way
Baby's got her best dress stained
Hope you got a minute
Hope you want me in it
For the long haul
All night long

We'll be fine I'm sure
Just use the other door
I wanna have a house like they did



Lyrics submitted by ricardoro, edited by IamOmnipot, Method320, Floschu, LeeWren, Ekdikos

The Long Haul song meanings
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    General CommentI think it's "when the drunks start singing this way"... great song!
    brukmensaon December 08, 2012   Link
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    My Interpretation"We'll be fine I'm sure" Reassuring an associate things will be okay, even if he himself isn't entirely certain of the future.
    "Just use the other door" Could also mean 'just find another way'. Not all options are closed off, there's always an alternative.
    "I wanna have a house like they did." Wanting somewhere to rest that is of quality. 'They' might be a wealthier or upper class folk, clean and polished.

    "We wrestled till we cried" They've fought until they exhausted themselves emotionally.
    "They fucked our state of mind" Could be interpreted as a stab at the authority.
    "Don't celebrate me 'cause I'm jaded" I think this means something along the lines of 'Don't celebrate me because I'm not something to be celebrated.' Either that, or he doesn't believe he deserves to be cherished.

    "Welcome to the storm" Being acknowledged as part of the thousands that suffer through day to day problems, these issues being nicknamed 'the storm'.
    "We're babies till we're born" We're untouchable until we're outside of our Mothers inner protection, now outside and tangible. - A product to be molded by society.
    "Then adults from our first day breathing" Means we're applied as one of money within the body that is society. We are brought into the majority, to obey the system and be controlled by roles and expectation handed to us from day one.

    "Our innocence was staged" Possibly meaning the staging of innocence is because once we grow older and more responsibility is enforced on us, we look back and realize how much of our childhoods was lies or rose tinted.
    "The jury all got paid" A comparison implying that in a case of law, the jury were paid to answer a certain way and to put someone in prison from a biased means.
    sentenced for things the narrator didn't do.
    "I'd lock it, but it's not worth stealing" To me, it means if you don't believe things inside are worth being stolen, you neglect their value.
    For example, not guarding a loved one or yourself, because you simply don't value them/you, and harm resulting because your own carelessness.

    "When the drunks start singing this way" I think this line is asking you to interpret how exactly the singer is singing and harmonizing. It sounds slow, almost tired, but it carries on. That's how the drunks sound, too.
    "Baby's got her best dress stained" Let's say the 'best dress' in this sentence represents the best of what a girl has to offer. If it's tainted, it's regarded as good.
    "I hope you got a minute
    Hope you want me in it
    For the long haul
    All night long"
    I take the last of the chorus as the singer commenting on how much time the person has left, wishing to be involved in the remaining time to be apart of the bigger picture.

    "We'll be fine I'm told" Perhaps this line is from the other persons perspective. The one being told at the beginning of the song that they'd be fine.
    "Together we'll grow old" Promised things this person is uncertain of, but is still idealizing.
    "So kiss me till the last train leaving" 'Distract me from departing with the last train.'
    "Then stand yourself by me" Remain loyal and focused on the goal they'd created together.
    "We'll fall until we're free" Fall away from public or social standards that they can't apply themselves to fit into.
    "This helium prefers no ceiling" 'Helium' meaning a high, and in this context, the high prefers no repression of it's effect. No ceiling = no boundary.

    "It must get better than this" Imagining the absurdity of modern day oppression, how biased and unbelievable things truly are, but he's been blinded.
    "Cause as far as I can see
    The world belongs to me" Within their own minds, everything is theirs. When you're alone inside your own head, your interpretations are what you perceive them to be. - That's your own reality formed completely by yourself.
    "There's a place at your table with my name on" Almost as if there's a reservation he's been expected to turn up to. He's noted this and maybe is confused as to why this would be so.

    "When we walk
    They roll the carpet out at our feet" Treated as something superior, that's how they begin to perceive themselves.
    "And when we talk
    They gather around and cheer in the street" Much like the paparazzi and the hype with celebrities, they begin to live in new found delusion and/or confidence.
    "Cause we're the kings of imagining things" Lines before leading up to the true explanation of why they have the idea of being treated like royalty, they made it up together for a better world to live in.

    I think the line 'I wanna have a house like they did' is a lot more important than it seems, but that's just how I feel about it.
    SketchyIntentton March 07, 2015   Link

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