Kinks, The - Long Distance Lyrics




Spent last winter playing in the sand
With the prisoners of the motherland
Damn hotel is feeling like a cell

And even paradise can be so cruel
Sitting by the swimming pool
Trying to keep my head together
In that hot Australia weather

Three days to kill and my per diem's getting low
'Cause I spent all my money calling long distance
Calling long distance, such a long way from home

Am I talking to long distance, can you put me through?
Twelve thousand miles but I've got not resistance,
Long distance, long distance, long distance, long distance

Now the Road Hog's face is turning red
Larry's still asleep in bed
Romeo he can't get no head at all
And the Doctor looks on so annoyed
You disappoint me, Mr. Boyd
And the Electric Dwarf wishes he was six foot tall

Now Romeo's patience is wearing thin
C'mon baby, let me in
It's five a.m. and I've been creeping 'round the hall
Got no resistance calling long distance
You sound so close but your such a long way from home

Am I talking to long distance, can you put me through?
Twelve thousand miles but I've got not resistance,
Long distance, long distance, long distance, long distance

Still no points for my merrymen,
Except Ricard, he just scored ten
Now Road Hog's getting drunk again
And I only get to hold my pen
Instead of what I love to hold the most.

I feel so lonesome I could cry
Count the hours as they roll by
It's day time now
I think I'll make a call

Hello long distance, calling long distance
You sound so close but you're such a long way from home
You're such a long way from home

Have to admit I got no resistance to the red light on the wall
The message said I got a call,
Long distance, long distance, long distance, long distance





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  1. James Ross

    AWESOME

  2. Brian Pospiel

    One of my favorite kinks songs

  3. BadLarry Gibb

    you could make the argument that The Kinks are the best band of the 80s. that's obviously in addition to the 70s and 60s....gstk

  4. Marc McFarland

    Already one of my fave albums -- and now this! THANKS!

  5. P Hawkins

    British Culture rules.  Islam sucks.

  6. MICHAEL HANRATTY

    Love this

  7. Cook moore

    Party Line :)
    Hello, who is this please? Wire tapping!

  8. MeloLand

    Wonderful song....

  9. stet1965

    Found on iTunes

  10. lastthoughts

    Should have been one of their greatest hits! Masterpiece!

  11. Tom Y.

    I loved this from the old cassette tape. I bought it at a convenience store for .99 back in 1988. Great album, best .99 cents I might have ever spent!

    schenkmore0

    Got it on Cassette as well back in '84.   I was so psyched when I received 10 tapes from a penny from Columbia House.  Come Dancing from the Kinks was one of them.

    Chris Gribben

    I had ilke four of those my frinds kept stealing them .i punched one guy im cause i caught we're still friemds to this day. Great music.

  12. רותי ליפקה

    And the kinks also

  13. desjarda

    Almost hearing Dylan at times...

  14. Brian Bosworth

    One tremendous song from a tremendous band. I Love the Kinks. Forever!

  15. Pierre Womacks

    I've had a career as a merchant marine & new technology makes things a little easier but I was sailing before smart phones , etc. I heard this song in Singapore and I cried my eyes out.

  16. Matthew Stetson

    The most underrated Kinks song ever. B-side which I was only aware of because it was originally added to the State Of Confusion cassette tape. Such a good B-side, it was added to several Kinks Best Ofs. Rest In Peace to the Electric Dwarf Jim Rodford.

    BadLarry Gibb

    Matthew Stetson there are alot of underrated kinks songs....but yeah i love this one too!

  17. 1sttvbn

    Not on iTunes version of this LP...bummer, best song on the album.

    bill anderson

    I did the same thing , I had the LP in the 80s and it was on there, got the CD years later and it wasn't...

    David Carpenter

    This song was not on my LP copy of State of Confusion, bought in the US at the time.

    stet1965

    Downloaded off iTunes in Jan 2018. I had to enter "long distance the kinks" in the search field and it came up - this version - at least it sounds exactly like this.

    paul rawes

    bill anderson wasn't on my LP!

    paul rawes

    Mine neither!

  18. Daniel Matranga

    love this CD and these bonus tracks...

  19. bones11258

    ANOTHER Kinks' gem!!

    GSTK

  20. nalgasolida

    forgotten gold medallist...

  21. crissrudd4554

    Almost sounds like a Tom Petty song

    The Last Relevant Sage 2

    Yeah, good ol' Tom did plagiarize lots of styles.

  22. schenkmore0

    nice to see this song posted again! I've missed it. thanks a million