The Long Way

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it wasn't so much that i strayed
but a tempest gale and ropes that were frayed
and so i'll take the path that winds
'round your heart you draw these lines

i'm taking the long way
back to you

it's a lasting quest but i am strong
wait for the tide to come along
sail my ship(s) though winds are lean
sail through storms of Mnemosyne

i'm taking the long way
back to you

do you sing my eulogy
do hear my sigh
i gave it to the wind for you
do you dare dream i am still alive

happy Ulysses is coming home
after such a callous road alone
in Ilium shone those towers bright
but nothing like your eyes tonight

i've taken the long way
back to you


from the curve, released September 22, 2012




noah mclaughlin Atlanta, Georgia

french professor by trade. songwriter by passion. pretentious lyrics by choice.

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