The Longest Day
Real Life Lyrics


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Without a word, without a sound
The rainbow falls to the ground
In black and white the colors fade
And I can see, I can see your face

Just say you'll try
Don't say goodbye
Stay here

Until the longest day
Until heaven falls
Won't you stay
Won't you stay
For all we know
This time is all
Won't you stay
Won't you stay
Until the longest day

Just one more day, just another night
If you can see, then read my mind
It's in black and white, so should I stay?
Will I find my own way?

Just say you'll try
Don't say goodbye
Stay here

Until the longest day
Until heaven falls
Won't you stay
Won't you stay
For all we know
This time is all
Won't you stay
Won't you stay

Like a memory
I, I will be waiting here

Until the longest day
Until heaven falls
Won't you stay
Won't you stay
For all we know
This time is all
Won't you stay
Won't you stay

Until the longest day
Until heaven falls
Won't you stay
Won't you stay
For all we know
This time is all
Won't you stay




Won't you stay
Until the longest day

Overall Meaning

The song "The Longest Day" by Real Life talks about the fear of separation and the desire to hold onto a relationship no matter what. The first stanza illustrates the agony of seeing something beautiful (represented by the rainbow) fall apart, and the sadness of watching colors fade away. The singer can see the face of their loved one even while they're not around. The chorus urges the partner to stay until the longest day, until heaven falls, and not leave. The second stanza is full of questions about whether the singer should leave or stay, and if they choose to stay, whether it will be worth it. The last stanza is hopeful; the singer promises to wait for the partner like a memory, and again, asks them to stay until the longest day.


The song seems to be about two people trying to hold onto their love amidst the changes that life brings. It's an expression of fear, hope, and uncertainty, all at the same time. Real Life's delivery of the lyrics is poignant and emotional, making this song an anthem for those who are in love or have lost it.


Line by Line Meaning

Without a word, without a sound
Silence fills the air and we don't speak


The rainbow falls to the ground
Colors that once brought joy now appear dull


In black and white the colors fade
The bright colors of life turn into monotones of grey


And I can see, I can see your face
Despite the world losing its color, I can still see the beauty in you


Just say you'll try
Don't give up, keep fighting with me


Don't say goodbye
Don't leave me behind, we need each other


Stay here
Don't go anywhere, stay with me


Until the longest day
Stay by my side until the very end


Until heaven falls
Stay with me even if the world ends


Won't you stay
I need you to be with me


For all we know
We don't know what will happen tomorrow


This time is all
Let's cherish the present moment we have together


Just one more day, just another night
Let's not give up yet, let's keep holding on


If you can see, then read my mind
You know what I mean, you feel the same way


It's in black and white, so should I stay?
Even though things look hopeless, should I still stay positive?


Will I find my own way?
Will I be able to navigate life without you?


Like a memory
Even if you leave, I will always remember you


I, I will be waiting here
I'll be here for you, waiting for you to come back




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