"Long Way Down" as written by and Liam James Payne John Henry Ryan....
We've been in fire
Went down in the flames
We sailed the ocean
And drowned in the waves
Built a cathedral
But we never prayed
We had it all, yeah
And we walked away

Point of no return and now
It's just too late to turn around
I try to forgive you
But I struggle 'cause I don't know how
We built it up so high and now I'm fallin'
It's a long way down
It's a long way down, from here

We had a mountain
But took it for granted
We had a spaceship
But we couldn't land it
We found an island
But we got stranded
We had it all
Who could've planned it?

Point of no return and now
It's just too late to turn around
I try to forgive you
But I'm struggling 'cause I don't know how
We built it up so high and now I'm fallin'
It's a long way down, from you
It's such a long way down, from here
It's a long way down
It's a long way down
It's such a long way down
It's a long way down
It's a long way down


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"Long Way Down" as written by Jamie Scott Baylin Julian C. Bunetta

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Downtown Music Publishing, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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    My InterpretationWe've been in fire
    Went down in the flames
    We sailed the ocean
    And drowned in the waves
    Built a cathedral
    But we never prayed
    We had it all, yeah
    And we walked away

    In this verse, the narrator tells about how much they built together and they threw it all away. It all drift away like it was nothing.

    Point of no return and now
    It's just too late to turn around
    I try to forgive you
    But I struggle 'cause I don't know how
    We built it up so high and now I'm fallin'
    It's a long way down
    It's a long way down, from here

    He is saying that there is no way that they could get back together again. He doesn't know how to forgive the other person because she hurted him so badly and he just can't get over it. Again, he tells how "high" they were and now they have just fell apart. It was a long way down.

    We had a mountain
    But took it for granted
    We had a spaceship
    But we couldn't land it
    We found an island
    But we got stranded
    We had it all
    Who could've planned it?

    He returns to say about how much they built together and they threw it all away. And he just didn't see it coming.
    ldinapolion January 31, 2016   Link
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    General Commentliam said himself that the song is about 1D's career. it's their anxieties about the future of the band, since they were so successful they fear they can't get any bigger and thus, everything just might collapse. they're reflecting on what they could've done instead to ensure a more clear future for themselves.
    lourologyon October 27, 2016   Link

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