The Longest Day
Megafaun Lyrics


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Wide awake
Waiting for a sign
Wanting you to take my hand

Breathless in the morn
You'd gone to better lands
I just sat there silent
As the longest day began

Gone a day
Feels like many years
There below the wintry ground

Sun gave the moon said
Sleep now restless one
Cuz I ain't never seen a night
That didn't have a dawn

Spring brought rain
Summer brought the fall
Fox said goodbye to their homes

Almost been a year
My love for you has grown




And this weathered photograph
Is all I have to show

Overall Meaning

The opening lines of Megafaun's song, The Longest Day, introduce a feeling of restlessness and anticipation. The singer is wide awake and waiting for a sign or a signal, while also yearning for someone to come and take their hand. However, this sense of waiting is soon replaced by a feeling of loss as the singer reflects on the passing of time and the departure of a loved one.


As the song progresses, it becomes clear that the singer's loved one has died and been buried beneath the wintry ground. The passing of time is emphasized when the singer notes that a single day feels like many years. However, there is also hope and comfort to be found in the natural world. The sun tells the moon to let the restless one sleep, reassuring the listener that even the darkest night will eventually give way to a new dawn.


The final verses of the song offer a moment of reflection and reverence for the natural world. The passing of the seasons is marked by the foxes saying goodbye to their homes, and the singer's love for the departed individual has grown over the year that has passed. The use of a weathered photograph as a keepsake underscores the idea that, although time may pass and things may change, memories remain.


Line by Line Meaning

Wide awake
I am alert and unable to sleep


Waiting for a sign
I am hoping for a signal or indication


Wanting you to take my hand
I long for your physical presence and touch


Breathless in the morn
I was struck with awe and wonder at the beginning of the day


You'd gone to better lands
You had passed away and gone to a more peaceful place


I just sat there silent
I did not speak or make any noise


As the longest day began
The day seemed never-ending and filled with sorrow


Gone a day
It has only been a day since you passed away


Feels like many years
It feels like an eternity of time has passed


There below the wintry ground
Your burial place is in a cold, icy plot of land


Sun gave the moon said
The sun conversed with the moon


Sleep now restless one
Close your eyes and find peace, even in your restlessness


Cuz I ain't never seen a night
I have never seen a period of darkness


That didn't have a dawn
That did not eventually lead to a new day


Spring brought rain
The season of spring brought precipitation


Summer brought the fall
The season of summer transitioned into fall


Fox said goodbye to their homes
The foxes migrated or left their homes, perhaps because of the changing of seasons


Almost been a year
It has almost been 12 months since your passing


My love for you has grown
My feelings of affection for you have become stronger


And this weathered photograph
This old, worn picture


Is all I have to show
Is the only physical proof of our memories together that I possess




Lyrics © WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC, SC PUBLISHING DBA SECRETLY CANADIAN PUB., Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Bradley William Cook, Joseph Ross Westerlund, Phil Cook

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R

I can guarantee I account for at least 5k of the 156k views on this video. I absolutely love this song. Brings back some great memories from when we lived in North Carolina

Lion Hearted

I WAS SEARCHIN THIS SONG FOR SIX YEARS, I VE BEEN IN LOVE WITH THIS SONG!!!!!! AND I WAS NEVER BEEN ABLE TO REMEMBER THE NAME, FUCK YES!!!!! I M SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!! 😍 😍 😍 😍 😍

Linn

So beautiful! I keep coming back to this video..

Mario Pacheco

me too

Mario Pacheco

4.29.2021 Still one of my favorite songs

Alex Hillis

I totally forgot about Megafaun after being blown away by them a couple years ago opening for Menomena. Glad I remembered them this morning. #deskjams  

Mario Pacheco

2018 and this still makes my day

Mark Ashworth

this just speaks to me! you guys are awesome

crizyrin

This is ridiculously good

Yurith Joly

this is so good! amazing!

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