"Long Long Way" as written by and Damien George Rice....
Long long way to the top
Long way down if you fall
And it's a long way back if you get lost

Long way out to the end
Long way to go to lose your friends
It's a long way to haul all the traps you've trawled
When you could just stop and let go

You say "not now, maybe later
But not now, maybe later
Not now, maybe later" (you're only in your way)
"But not now, maybe later" (you're only in your way)
"Not now, maybe later" (you're only in your way)
"But not now, maybe later" (you're only in your way)
"But not now, maybe wait" (you're only in your way)

'Cause love is tough
When enough is not enough
Not enough
Not enough
Not enough
Not enough
Not enough
(Not enough)

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"Long Long Way" as written by Damien George Rice

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  • +2
    My InterpretationParts of this album, especially this track, seem to link Damien's past and present.

    This song seems as if Damien is addressing himself - about his past - and asking himself the 4 questions, as posed by Byron Katie (she is thanked in the credits for the album).

    To ask yourself the four questions, propose a statement about a problem in your life, for example; "She is ignoring me".

    Find someone in your life about whom you have had that thought.

    Then take that statement and put it up against the four questions and turnarounds as follows :

    Question 1 Is it true? (Yes or no. If no, move to 3.)

    Question 2 Can you absolutely know that it's true? (Yes or no.)

    Question 3 How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought?

    Question 4 Who would you be without the thought?

    According to Byron, and Damien it seems, this is a way to analyse life and the issues we face.

    The song also ends in an extremely similar (nay identical) fashion as "Cold Water" from 0, and "Sleep Don't Weep" from previous album 9.

    Is this a message to Lisa perhaps?

    Or just a continuation of a spiritual theme?
    niteflite01on November 05, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow this resonates to me-

    It's an extended uphill battle for your relationship to be what you need it to be, bottomless agony if you end it, but yet you don't have the courage to venture out to find the love you need because if that fails, its possibly impossible to find another person like this. There are options that might be able to draw you out of your misery, but the probability of ending up in more pain hinders.
    So you lay it off, tell yourself you're contented. You know that this is never going to be enough, but you can't deal with the heartbreak- not today.
    belletheshellon June 02, 2016   Link

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