The Longest Day
The Escape Club Lyrics


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Driving Down the Road
In a Foreign Town
And the Streets and the Sun
Making My Head Go Round
One Eye in the Mirror
For the Sleeping Low
And I'm Driving Down the Road
With My Foot On the Floor

Well It Seems Like I've
Been Running For a Week
And I Hardly Know My Name
I Can't Stand the Heat
Running Under Cover
I'm Running Alone
And I'm Running From the Mess
That I Left At Home

Chorus
So Far Away
On the Longest Day
So Far, So Far Away
On the Longest Day

Well I Never Never Wanted
To Know Your Name
And I Never Thought
I'd See Your Face Again
But I'm Looking For a Bed
Or a Place to Sleep
For a Friend At the End
Of a Dead End Street

Chorus

I've Been Drinking On My Own
And Sleeping in My Car
And I Never Knew the Road
Could Go So Far
All the Way to Heaven
It'll Turn You Cold




If Your Dreams Always Die
By the Side of the Road

Overall Meaning

The Escape Club's "The Longest Day" is a melancholic song about a man who finds himself lost in a foreign town, driving aimlessly down its streets with his foot on the accelerator, trying to outrun his problems back home. With his head spinning from the heat and the roads, the man reflects on his past, in which he didn't desire to know the name of his lover and never thought he would see her face again. Now, he is looking for a bed to sleep in and a friend to help him through the mess he left behind. The chorus repeats "So far away on the longest day", emphasizing the distance and loneliness the man feels.


The lyrics suggest that the man is on a unfulfilling journey that stretches on endlessly, leading him to drink alone and sleep in his car. He previously chose to avoid the woman he seemingly had a relationship with, but now his loneliness has caught up with him. The contrast between the loneliness of the journey and the hoped-for reward of reaching the end creates a tension that resonates with listeners who may be experiencing their own struggles.


Line by Line Meaning

Driving Down the Road
I am driving through an unknown location.


In a Foreign Town
I am in a place I'm not familiar with.


And the Streets and the Sun
It is daytime and I am on the road.


Making My Head Go Round
I am dizzy and disoriented.


One Eye in the Mirror
I am checking my rearview mirror.


For the Sleeping Low
I am on the lookout for something or someone up ahead.


And I'm Driving Down the Road
I am continuing on my journey.


With My Foot On the Floor
I am driving at maximum speed.


Well It Seems Like I've
It feels like I have been traveling for a long time.


Been Running For a Week
I have been moving around constantly for a week.


And I Hardly Know My Name
I am physically and mentally exhausted.


I Can't Stand the Heat
The temperature is uncomfortably high.


Running Under Cover
I am not revealing my true identity.


I'm Running Alone
I am traveling by myself.


And I'm Running From the Mess
I am trying to distance myself from a troubling situation.


That I Left At Home
I left my problems behind.


Chorus
I am feeling lost and alone on this long, tiring journey.


So Far Away
I am physically and emotionally distant from everything I know and love.


On the Longest Day
This feels like the longest day of my life.


Well I Never Never Wanted
I never intended to get into this situation.


To Know Your Name
I have no interest in getting to know anyone here.


And I Never Thought
I never expected to see you again.


I'd See Your Face Again
I am surprised to come across someone I didn't want to meet again.


But I'm Looking For a Bed
I am tired and need a place to rest.


Or a Place to Sleep
I am searching for somewhere to stay.


For a Friend At the End
I am searching for someone who can help me find a place to sleep.


Of a Dead End Street
I have reached a point where there seems to be no way out of my current situation.


I've Been Drinking On My Own
I have been self-medicating to cope with my problems.


And Sleeping in My Car
I have resorted to sleeping in my car due to my lack of options.


And I Never Knew the Road
I am surprised at how far I have traveled on this journey.


Could Go So Far
I did not expect the road to lead me to such a desolate place.


All the Way to Heaven
This journey is taking me to a place I am not familiar with.


It'll Turn You Cold
This journey is taking an emotional toll on me.


If Your Dreams Always Die
I am feeling discouraged because my plans and dreams have not come to fruition.


By the Side of the Road
I am coming to terms with the harsh reality of my situation.




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