The Longest Day
Soulsavers feat. Dave Gahan Lyrics


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I was walking home lonely the other night.
I couldn't see a single star in the sky.
Oh, they must be too high
Shadows dance around me in the Dark
Oh, don't stop.

This could be the longest day
And the night has yet to come,
This must be the dawn to ?
Of nowhere else to run.
This could be the longest day
And the night has yet to come,
This must be the dawn to ?
Of nowhere else to run.

Was eleven years to change what had been lost
One single shot was fired
What a cost?!!
O-oh, what a cost.

This could be the longest day
And the night has yet to come,
This must be the dawn to ?
Of nowhere else to run.
This could be the longest day
And the night has yet to come,
This must be the dawn to ?
Of nowhere else to run.

I wanna run, i better run now, run
As far as I can.

This could be the longest day
And the night has yet to come,
This must be the dawn to ?
Of nowhere else to run.
This could be the longest day
And the night has yet to come,
This must be the dawn to ?
Of nowhere else to run.





I wanna run, i better run now, run
As far as I can.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Soulsavers's song "Longest Day" depict a feeling of loneliness and isolation. The singer is walking home late at night but cannot see any stars in the sky, leading them to feel that the stars must be too high. Shadows dance around the singer in the dark, but they do not want it to stop. They believe that this could be the longest day and the night has yet to come, indicating that they feel as if they are in a never-ending cycle of despair. The singer seems to be stuck with nowhere else to run, which is perhaps why they want to keep moving forward.


The second stanza starts with the line "eleven years to change what had been lost," which suggests that the singer has been plagued by something for quite some time. One single shot was fired, which had a significant cost. It is unclear what the shot refers to, but it could be a metaphor for a missed opportunity or a failed relationship. Whatever it was, the cost was high, and the singer is still grappling with the aftermath of it.


Overall, "Longest Day" is a melancholic song about being stuck in a cycle of loneliness and despair. The singer is searching for a way out but feels like they have nowhere else to run.


Line by Line Meaning

I was walking home lonely the other night.
I was walking back to my house alone late at night feeling very lonely and isolated.


I couldn't see a single star in the sky.
The sky was very dark and I couldn't see any stars shining above me.


Oh, they must be too high
The stars are too far away for me to see them properly.


Shadows dance around me in the Dark
I can see shadows moving around me in the darkness which is making me feel scared and uneasy.


Oh, don't stop.
I can't let my fear stop me from walking home.


This could be the longest day
I feel like this night is never-ending and will go on for a long time.


And the night has yet to come,
It's still early in the night and it's going to be a long and dark one.


This must be the dawn to ?
I'm not sure what this feeling is but it could be the start of something significant or the end of something else.


Of nowhere else to run.
I feel trapped and have no options to escape from where I am.


Was eleven years to change what had been lost
It took me 11 years to make up for something that I had lost previously.


One single shot was fired
A single gunshot was fired which had a big impact on my life and changed everything.


What a cost?!!
The price I had to pay to recover what I lost was quite high.


I wanna run, i better run now, run
I feel like I need to run away and escape from the situation I'm in before it's too late.


As far as I can.
I need to run as far as I can to distance myself from danger and any potential harm.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: DAVID GAHAN, IAN GLOVER, RICHARD BLAISE MACHIN

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@EricLymonRemix

Many thanks for your comment.
I don't consider myself an artist ; I have no musical training or play any instrument.
(I'm probably not much better then the 2 finger keyboard player that Fletch was.)

I always compare the way I work and make music/mixes to creating a painting. (something else I enjoy doing): I create many of my compositions layer by layer and do everything by ear. I know my way around synthesizers, electronics and computers, which I use to add sounds to a sound palette of all sorts of samples/sampleloops that I use (sometimes "borrowing" parts of music from others).

I must admit I have always been very inspired by the dark athmospheric and almost cinematic
touch that Alan gave to DM's music, but I'm not deliberately trying to remake that sound in my mixes.
From what I have heard he worked (works?) in a similar way in his Recoil project; building up music in layers, using (and borrowing) samples, loops and mixing it with his own compositions/creations.



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@cosmotraumatika7474

There needs to be a Depeche Mode release of Eric Lymon mixes. This is the absolute best stuff since Alan Wilder left DM after Songs of Faith and Devotion. Eric can take Dave Gahan's creations and bring it into that esthetological perspective that only Alan could, much to Martin's frustration. Absolute love to Martin but he has never been able to grasp the meta-aesthetic of the catastrophic epistemology that Dave has been grounded in, driving him into his self-annihilating heroin habit during SOFD. Alan narrated that existential death-drive in SOFD while Martin appropriately hid.

Eric Lymon, I've never heard anyone understand the meta-psychology of Depeche Mode until your creations. You're a remarkable artist.

@EricLymonRemix

Many thanks for your comment.
I don't consider myself an artist ; I have no musical training or play any instrument.
(I'm probably not much better then the 2 finger keyboard player that Fletch was.)

I always compare the way I work and make music/mixes to creating a painting. (something else I enjoy doing): I create many of my compositions layer by layer and do everything by ear. I know my way around synthesizers, electronics and computers, which I use to add sounds to a sound palette of all sorts of samples/sampleloops that I use (sometimes "borrowing" parts of music from others).

I must admit I have always been very inspired by the dark athmospheric and almost cinematic
touch that Alan gave to DM's music, but I'm not deliberately trying to remake that sound in my mixes.
From what I have heard he worked (works?) in a similar way in his Recoil project; building up music in layers, using (and borrowing) samples, loops and mixing it with his own compositions/creations.

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