And I wished for so long. Cannot stay.
All the precious moments. Cannot stay.
It's not like wings have fallen. Cannot stay.
But still something's missing. I cannot say, yeah.

Holding hands are daughters and sons.
And their faiths are falling down, down, down, down.
I have wished for so long. How I wish for you today.

Will I walk the long road? (the long road) Cannot stay. (the long road)
There's no need to say goodbye. (to say goodbye)

All the friends and family.
All the memories going round, round, round, round.
I have wished for so long. How I wish for you today.

And the wind keeps roaring. And the sky keeps turning grey.
And the sun is set. The sun will rise another day.

I...

I have wished for so long. How I wish for you today.
I have wished for so long. How I wish for you today.

Will I walk the long road? We all walk the long road.
Will I walk the long road? We all walk the long road.
Will I walk the long road?
Will I walk the long road? We all walk the long road.
Will I walk the long road? We all walk the long road.
Will I walk the long road?


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  • +1
    General Commentthe ultimate funeral song. someone passing on (the sun is setting, the sun wont rise another day) surrounded by loved ones (all the friends and family). theres something wistfully optimistic about the music that just makes this song beautiful
    PJ10on June 19, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEd talked about this song at the concert in San Diego 2006.
    He wrote it soon after finding out that his mentor, Clayton Liggett, had passed away. The chords at the start of the song are meant to be like bells - ringing out the loss of his mentor and friend.
    A beautiful and fitting tribute to someone important to Ed and a lot of other people.
    Well worth listening to that concert just for that song and talk by Ed.
    frinkyon July 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthey lyric is not the sun won't rise another day,
    it is the sun will rise another day. That makes so much more sense if you think about it. In many of PJ's songs they like to focus on human tragedy and the fact that the world keeps right on moving...which is even more tragic to the loved ones of that person sometimes.

    I can't help but get choked up for the lyric I have wished for so long, how I wish for you today.

    Looking at this lyric submission, there are several errors in it. I think I'll submit corrections.

    Incidentally, the best version of this song is on America Tribute to Heros CD from the 9-11 fundraiser.
    lanemikon September 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love that line as well. vedder's voice is UNBELIEVABLE, especially in this songs ending.
    Ryan W=BarkleyXCoreon March 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEddie Vedder, Neil Young and Mike McCready doing these at the 9/11 tribute was incredible.
    tom65on September 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing song. very powerful. like pj10 said, about someone passing on. a really nice version is eddie with a pakistani folk singer, nusrat fateh ali khan. infact thts the only version iv heard :)
    hamidon May 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song was released on Pearl Jam's Merkinball project with Neil Young in 1995, it also included " I Got ID".....

    This song is amazing..... it has a soothing almost nostalgic feel to it (Nostalgic of I dont know what)....

    I hate it when People say that this was a new or an unreleased song and only know about it because of the 9-11 fund raiser.....

    the song was written 6 years before hand,

    how ever it was a fitting song, and eddie mike and neil did do an amazing perfomance that night........

    IT's a shame this song isnt more well known.....

    It could probabaly affect a lot of people....
    N0 C0DE 79on September 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song was released on Pearl Jam's Merkinball project with Neil Young in 1995, it also included " I Got ID".....

    This song is amazing..... it has a soothing almost nostalgic feel to it (Nostalgic of I dont know what)....

    I hate it when People say that this was a new or an unreleased song and only know about it because of the 9-11 fund raiser.....

    the song was written 6 years before hand,

    how ever it was a fitting song, and eddie mike and neil did do an amazing perfomance that night........

    IT's a shame this song isnt more well known.....

    It could probabaly affect a lot of people....
    N0 C0DE 79on September 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of those songs that bring me fond memories from my colege years

    and last week I went to see them live and they opened with this one

    I cried there
    PLASon December 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think everybody can relate to this amazing line
    "I have wished for so long. How I wish for you today"
    richie8092on January 26, 2006   Link

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