It's been a long long long time
How could I ever have lost you
When I loved you

It took a long long long time
Now I'm so happy I found you
How I love you

So many tears I was searching,
So many tears I was wasting, oh

Now I can see you, be you
How can I ever misplace you
How I want you
Oh I love you
You know that I need you
Ooh I love you

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"Long, Long, Long" as written by George Harrison


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    General CommentI would like to offer a somewhat odd interpretation of the song. I know that Harrison himself has said that the song was about his love for God, but taking a very spiritual interpretation...this song could kind of mean the acceptance of one's true self (beyond the singular "ego", of course). That is what the song reminds me of, personally. It is the idea that you search for something outside of yourself to guide you along, and then find that is within you as your deepest essence. I think lines like "Now I can see you, be you" are indicative of this type of interpretation, but I confess the view is biased by my own experiences with spirituality.
    resonantraptureon March 06, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThere is something about George's songs that make them so unique that I'm forced to listen and love them. This is definitely one of, if not, my favorite song.
    BeatlesFan1487on April 08, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe last 20 or so seconds are the audio stimulation of paul's death.
    Philadelphia Eagleson September 18, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSupposedly this song is about George's relation to God and not his wife. He was a very spiritual person.
    cronoyuhaon February 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's about losing sight of God (or losing your faith), but then regaining it and wondering how you could have ever lost something so huge in the first place.
    sugar0magnoliaon November 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is the only song that's ever actually made me cry. You can write a million songs about the complexities of love and never come close to the emotional power of this simple little song.
    " How could I ever have lost you when I loved you?" That's what it all comes down to when you're hearts broken. George is the man!
    morning_macumbaon April 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis one has always has been one of my favorites. Short and simple and easy to overlook. Perfect.
    wewahon September 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBear with me. At first this reminded me of having a dog run away, and then come back again. The howl (sound) at the end makes that seem even more perfect. It means so much more to me as a love or spiritual song, but the dog howl at the end made me feel better about my original feeling about the song.
    sem3000on January 20, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA beautiful song by George, fits in perfectly between Helter Skelter and Revolution 1
    infidelon April 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlovely song. george always wrote such meaningful songs.
    weezerific:cutleryon June 17, 2003   Link

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