"Long Gone Day" as written by and Lanegan/mccready/staley/martin....
So much blood I'm starting to drown
It runs from cold to colder
Time to time the skies come down
And help me lose my way
Tears and lies for answers
You and open veins
God knows I'm gone
Girl I just want you to
Come on down
Lord there's a storm in my head and if all these Sins are mine and I've done wrong
Though they come on down
Long gone day
Oh whoever said we'd wash away with the rain
See you all from time to time
Isn't it so strange how far away we all are now
Am I the only one who remembers that summer
Oh I remember everyday each time a place was saved
The music that we made
The wind has carried all of that away
Long gone day
Mmmmmmmm whoever said we'd wash away with the rain
So many tears I'm startin to drown
The rains in heaven must all come down
Silver spoons that fix the crown
The luckless ones are broken
Fears and lies for answers
You and open flames
God knows I'm gone and I just want you to come on down
Lord there's a storm in my head and if all these Sins are mine and I've done wrong I want you to Oh I just want you to come on down
I fear again like then I lost my way
Shout to god to bring my sunny day


Lyrics submitted by black_cow_of_death

"Long Gone Day" as written by Layne Staley Barrett Martin

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  • +5
    General CommentWhat surprises me most about Long Gone Day the more I listen is how much unexpected instrumentation is found. No other grunge group I've heard records with marimbas and saxophone at the forefront. It's a perfect juxtaposition of laid back music and very dark and personal lyrics. This is why I love Mad Season.
    smallfishmusicon August 23, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is the best song I've ever heard.
    Crimson Hatredon April 16, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis is one of the most beautiful songs ever.

    to me, it's about regret. things you wish you said, things you wish you did.

    despite all the crap that's happened since, he remembers one summer fondly, even if no one else does. he want's to hold on to that summer forever.

    i've had a summer like that. i always feel like i'm the only one who remembers what a good time we had. all the friends that shared it with me have forgotten.

    kinda makes me teary-eyed.
    stephiepooon May 02, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthat live version at the moore sounds even better than the album version!
    dirt388on February 02, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"the wind has carried all of that away"...is one of the saddest lines ever. this is the best song on the cd...i just love it
    SludgeGarden13on February 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song makes me teard-eyed too. I would like to go back to those summers.

    "...The music that we made
    The wind has carried all of that away..." :(

    I`m sad becouse of Layne`s death.
    gyimesiaon May 21, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is one of my favorites by mad season. i think ive figured it all out by the liner notes in the above album. it's basically about wanting to get in touch with those that you loved, but haven't kept in touch with over the years and wanting the good times to last. once they're gone or "washed away with the rain" you feel such isolation and loneliness. the one line that really got me bawling, especially when Layne died was "silver spoons affix the crown. the luckless ones are broken" meaning that many of his friends had drifted into heroin, including himself. and died. this was written only a short time before Demri, Layne's fiance died. they had a falling out a year or so before.
    SwornToTheBlackon August 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLife's like that. There ain't nothin' better than the innocence of youth, the friends you had back then and the shit you done together. How I wish I could be 15 once again, relive the best time I ever had. I ain't even able to ask 'em if they remember 'cause I'm so fuckin' far away, I ain't got no telephone numbers and shit to maybe give 'em a call. It's all gone wrong. Well.. at least I got this song.
    open_veinson April 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBy the way: "you and open flames" is wrong, the booklet says ".. open veins".;)
    open_veinson April 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe booklet actually has a few errors in it... The last time, it is "open flames"... notice that the booklet also has "girl" in the last verse a few times, but it's not there in the song...
    Phiedbakkon April 23, 2003   Link

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