The Longest Day
Travis Howard Lyrics


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Will You walk next to me down this narrow road
It's dark soon and I don't believe we have far to go
'Cause my tired eyes can see those who have gone before me
And their light will carry me home
But if I don't have to I'd rather not walk alone

Pilgrim, all that you've worked for ain't far away
So lay down and rest at the end of the longest day

Go down, down to the river and wash your hands
And we shall press on ahead to the promise land
I know we'll be safe 'cause we'll stand at the gate
And knock 'til they open it wide
I stand ten times as tall when you're by my side

Pilgrim, all that you've worked for ain't far away
So lay down and rest at the end of the longest day

Come early dawn I will have to move on
I'll leave with you all that I have




'Cause or a sweet few miles I've not been such a lonely man
Yeah

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Travis Howard's song 'The Longest Day' are filled with religious undertones and speak to the idea of a journey or pilgrimage. The singer of the song asks for someone to walk with him on this road, filled with uncertainty and darkness, expressing a fear of being alone on this journey. The imagery of those who have gone before him and their light carrying him home, gives a sense of reassurance that there is a destination to be reached.


The chorus repeats the phrase "Pilgrim, all that you've worked for ain't far away, so lay down and rest at the end of the longest day." This line indicates that the journey has been a long and arduous one, but the destination is in sight, and the traveler should rest before the final push to reach it. The line "go down, down to the river and wash your hands" refers to the biblical practice of purification and repentance in preparation for entering the promised land, further supporting the religious theme of the song.


In the final verse, the singer recognizes that the journey must continue, but he will leave behind all that he has for his companion. The line "for a sweet few miles, I've not been such a lonely man" suggests that having someone to share the journey with has made the difficult journey more bearable. The song overall speaks to themes of companionship, faith, and perseverance in the face of adversity.


Line by Line Meaning

Will You walk next to me down this narrow road
I am asking for your company as we travel down this difficult path.


It's dark soon and I don't believe we have far to go
The challenging journey we are on is approaching its end, but darkness adds more difficulty.


'Cause my tired eyes can see those who have gone before me
I take comfort in seeing those who have made the same journey and finished it successfully.


And their light will carry me home
The wisdom and experience of others will be a guiding light to lead me to my destination.


But if I don't have to I'd rather not walk alone
As much as I trust in guidance from others, your companionship is still important to me.


Pilgrim, all that you've worked for ain't far away
The reward for all the effort put in is almost at our fingertips.


So lay down and rest at the end of the longest day
You deserve to rest and recharge after a tiresome day before pushing on to the end.


Go down, down to the river and wash your hands
Take a moment to purify and cleanse oneself before continuing the journey ahead.


And we shall press on ahead to the promise land
We will continue on towards our ultimate goal.


I know we'll be safe 'cause we'll stand at the gate
With your friendship, I feel secure in knowing that we will remain protected and persevering.


And knock 'til they open it wide
We will remain persistent until our efforts are rewarded.


I stand ten times as tall when you're by my side
Your support and companionship provide me with strength, confidence, and comfort.


Come early dawn I will have to move on
The journey must continue even though I may not be ready to leave just yet.


I'll leave with you all that I have
I entrust you with everything that I possess, knowing that you will take care of it.


'Cause or a sweet few miles I've not been such a lonely man
Your presence made the journey more enjoyable and meaningful, and I am grateful for it.




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Travis John Howard

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@davidwittie4177

RIP & Love, Mr. Jordan.

@tcason19

The simple production is the best way to show case Leslie's voice.

@louparry7721

What an awesome job you guys have done on this! I can feel you both singing to God from your beautiful hearts! God bless you both!

@riverluvr1947

What an awesome song, filled with our Lord’s promises. What more could we ask for?? Haunting melody that I love. 💟

@homebody66

Travis Howard is so talented

@comestayawhilewithl5696

Being a self-sufficient person this song makes you feel like the hard work wasn't in vain.

@FrankWrenn

I am floored. This is amazing, Leslie Jordan!

@Heaven333gemini

RIP and thank u for bringing a smile on the dark days.

@homebody66

So good❤

@jdhazle77

I just keep listening to this song. Thank you.

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