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Long Way Home is a song by 5 Seconds of Summer from their self-titled debut album. It is the ninth track on the album, and features backing vocals from song co-writer and lead singer of All Time Low, aka king of pop punk, Alex Gaskarth.

Critical ReceptionEdit

On July 22, 2014 in a track-by-track Billboard review, writer Jason Lipshutz stated: "The tempo slows down slightly as the band tosses out a shiny pop-rock confection that wouldn't sound out of place on a OneRepublic album (or, you know, a Supertramp greatest-hits collection). "Long Way Home" isn't the most immediate song on "5 Seconds of Summer," but fits in nicely as a transitional track." [1]

LyricsEdit

We’re taking the long way home
(Taking the long way home)

Luke:
Take me back to the middle of nowhere
Back to the place only you and I share
Remember all the memories
The fireflies and make-believe

Kicking back in the old school yard
Singing songs on our guitars
This is our reality
Crazy stupid you and me

Calum:
We know this is the way it’s supposed to be

All:
So we’re taking the long way home (taking the long way)
‘Cause I don’t wanna be wasting my time alone
I wanna get lost and drive forever with you
Talkin’ about nothing yeah whatever baby
So we’re taking the long way home (taking the long way)
Tonight

We’re taking the long way home
(Taking the long way home)
We’re taking the long way home

Michael:
Now we’re stuck in the middle of nowhere
Yeah you know we took our time to get there
We’re hiding out in a dream
Catching fire like kerosene

And you know I’d never let you down
Till the sun comes up, we can own this town
Something like make-believe
Living in a movie scene

Calum:
I know this is the way it’s supposed to be

All:
So we’re taking the long way home (taking the long way)
‘Cause I don’t wanna be wasting my time alone
I wanna get lost and drive forever with you
Talkin’ about nothing yeah whatever baby
So we’re taking the long way home (taking the long way)

Calum:
Hitting every red light
Kissing at the stop signs darling
Green Day’s on the radio
And everything is alright
Now we’re turning off the headlights darling
We’re just taking it slow

Luke:
So we’re taking the long way home
‘Cause I don’t wanna be wasting my time alone

All:
I wanna get lost and drive forever with you
Talkin’ bout nothing yeah whatever baby
So we’re taking the long way home

Calum:
Hitting every red light
Kissing at the stop signs darling
Green Day’s on the radio
And everything is alright
Now we’re turning off the headlights darling
We’re just taking it slow

All:
We’re taking the long way home
We’re taking the long way home
We’re taking the long way home

BackgroundEdit

5 Seconds of Summer - Long Way Home (Track by Track)01:31

5 Seconds of Summer - Long Way Home (Track by Track)



ReferencesEdit

  1. billboard.com - Track-by-Track review

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