Take The Long Way Home Lyrics - Supertramp

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So you think you're a Romeo
You're playing a part in a picture-show
Well take the long way home
Take the long way home

But you're the joke of the neighborhood
Why should you care if you're feeling good
Well take the long way home
Take the long way home

But there are times that you feel you're part of the scenery
all the greenery is comin' down, boy
But then your wife seems to think you're part of the
furniture oh, it's peculiar, she used to be so nice.

When lonely days turn to lonely nights
you take a trip to the city lights
And take the long way home
Take the long way home

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You never see what you want to see
Forever playing to the gallery
You take the long way home
Take the long way home

And when you're up on stage, it's so unbelievable,
unforgettable, how they adore you,
But then your wife seems to think you're losing your sanity,
oh, calamity, is there no way out?

But does it feel that you life's become a catastrophe?
Oh, it has to be for you to grow, boy.
When you look through the years and see what you could
have been oh, what you might have been,
if you had had more time.

So, when the day comes to settle down,
Who's to blame if you're not around?
You took the long way home
You took the long way home...........







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What Roger Said | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/19/11

Here is a quote from Roger from Wikipedia article about the song:
"...Definitely part of the song is about the shallowness of success and getting caught up in a world and success and chasing, being popular, or whatever, is taking 'the long way home'. Because I think 'home' in its deepest sense is inside, is being at peace with oneself...."

It seems clear to me from the whole quote that he is not advocating or praising "the long way home", but rather that it is a mistake.

What he seems to be saying is that our true self is "inside us" all the time, not outside us. This is a very Buddhist POV, though other religions have similar viewpoints.

The analogy of the diamond covered in dung is often used to make the point that we already have what we are seeking, we simply have to remove what it is that is keeping us from being aware of it. What is necessary is to remove the dung.



Supertramp Rock! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/19/08

This is one of my favourite songs of all time! It always takes me back to when I was nearly 5years old and my mother was in hospital, after visiting hours were over we would drive home which was an hour drive and without fail this song would always be playing on the radio, it was my sad long drive home song, for that I'll always love it! :-)



Now you are all alone | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/15/08

I think that Roger was talking about one of his friends.
Actually a phychic gave this song to me in a reading about a person in my life. In that perspective, it has a whole different meaning.
So you think you're a Romeo
playing a part in a picture-show.....
Cos you're the joke of the neighborhood
Why should you care if you're feeling good...
You never see what you want to see
Forever playing to the gallery.....

Does it feel that you life's become a catastrophe?
Oh, it has to be for you to grow, boy.
When you look through the years and see what you could
have been oh, what might have been,
if you'd had more time.....
when the day comes to settle down, who's to blame if you're not around....
He just tought I'd be there forever, so do you understand, it does have a different meaning!!!!





What a song | Reviewer: Ed | 5/1/08

This song is just one of those tracks I can listen to over and over again and just not get bored with. I think like alot of Rogers songs, that the lyrics have a much deeper meaning than you can see on the surface, I have seen people saying that the song is basically warning that what is being said is that by taking the long time you are wasting time etc, I have to say that my interpretation is the complete opposite.
In my opinion Roger is telling us the joy of taking the long way to our "home", a plce in our life where we feel good/comfortable and a bit of exploration along the way can help us to grow.

Great song, great band, great message



Amazing | Reviewer: Ed | 5/1/08

This song is just one of those tracks I can listen to over and over again and just not get bored with. I think like alot of Rogers songs, that the lyrics have a much deeper meaning than you can see on the surface, I have seen people saying that the song is basically warning that what is being said is that by taking the long time you are wasting time etc, I have to say that my interpretation is the complete opposite.
I am pretty sure that Roger is advocating taking the long way "home" by which I take to mean a place in your life, a mindset, where you feel comfortable.
I think the song is also about remaining true to yourself, "why should you care if youre feeling good"... anyway rant over, my fave song by a mile





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