Song Lyric Sunday (Monday) 11/4/18 (11/5/18) – Take the Long Way Home

So, as promised, here’s my Song Lyric Sunday post, a day late due to attending NASCAR Playoffs Weekend at Texas Motor Speedway in the legendary No Limits, Texas. My default pick for this week’s theme of take was predictably already used (“Take on Me” by A-Ha – I only dream of hitting the E5 at the end of the chorus; no way!) so here is my secondary pick and I didn’t see it already used, though it might have been.

I’m going back-to-back weeks with the same band, something I’ve never done with a band other than my old reliable standby, but nonetheless it’s what we get this week. So this week’s pick is “Take the Long Way Home” by Supertramp (written by Richard Davies and Roger Hodgson):

 So you think you’re a Romeo
Playing a part in a picture-show
Take the long way home
Take the long way home

‘Cause you’re the joke of the neighborhood
Why should you care if you’re feeling good
Take the long way home
Take the long way home

But there are times that you feel you’re part of the scenery
All the greenery is comin’ down, boy
And then your wife seems to think you’re part of the furniture
Oh, it’s peculiar, she used to be so nice

When lonely days turn to lonely nights
You take a trip to the city lights
And take the long way home
Take the long way home

You never see what you want to see
Forever playing to the gallery
You take the long way home
Take the long way home

And when you’re up on the stage, it’s so unbelievable,
Oh unforgettable, how they adore you,
But then your wife seems to think you’re losing your sanity,
Oh, calamity, is there no way out, oh yeah
Ooh, take it, take it out
Take it, take it out
Oh yeah

Does it feel that your life’s become a catastrophe?
Oh, it has to be for you to grow, boy
When you look through the years and see what you could have been
Oh, what you might have been,
If you’d had more time

So, when the day comes to settle down,
Who’s to blame if you’re not around?
You took the long way home
You took the long way home
Took the long way home
You took the long way home
You took the long way home, so long
You took the long way home
You took the long way home, uh yeah
You took the long way home

Long way home
Long way home
Long way home
Long way home
Long way home
Long way home
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Ironically appropriate as I wound up taking a bit of a scenic route home from the race track last night to avoid traffic. Hah. Oh well. Back to our regularly scheduled programming now!

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