Rafferty, Gerry - Long Way Round Lyrics




I stood and looked across the water
I had to get to the other side
Because I knew that you'd be waitin'
I didn't want to take the long way ‘round.

The captain said the ship was leavin'
And that we'd better get on board
I settled down to watch the sunrise
And wondered if I'd see the sun go down.

The sea was rough and the wind was howlin'
But I was laughing all the way
I didn't care about the weather
Because I knew that you'd be waitin'
I didn't want to take the long way ‘round

Then a stranger sat beside me
It was my brother in disguise
He said he knew where I was goin'
He asked me why I took the long way ‘round.

The sea was rough and the wind was howlin'
But I was laughing all the way
I didn't listen to the stranger
Because I knew that you'd be waitin'
I didn't want to take the long way ‘round

At last, I came to my destination
The stranger turned and walked away
He didn't know where he was goin'
He said he had to take the long way ‘round.

I stood and looked across the water
I thought of what I'd left behind
Because I knew that you'd be waitin'
I didn't want to take the long way ‘round.

Because I knew that you'd be waitin'
I didn't want to take the long way ‘round.





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  1. Jose Fernandes

    Comovente

  2. Seattle Slough

    This song has not one rhyme. It's incredible that a song this catchy can work this well without a single rhyme.

    G Douglas

    I hadn't noticed that. I think the instrumentation helps alot.

  3. Jacqueline Leclercq

    Lovely song from the excellent movie Blood ties,thank you !!!

  4. ffyrzo586

    "jealous guy" john lennon.

    Ken NZ

    I only discovered this song in the movie "Blood Ties", and I also noticed the same similarity as you. In fact the whole song has a number of touches reminiscent of both John Lennon and The Beatles.

    Alan Rafferty

    Jealous Guy, John Lennon? This was written long before Jealous Guy.

  5. matt roman

    Blood ties

  6. Sunshine Mama

    Blood ties ruled!👍🏼

  7. Juan Carlos Vásquez

    Qué buena canción carajo...!!!

  8. Alex Fishman

    Кровные узы классный фильм!

  9. Psykhedelic

    I've never heard of Blood Ties before, but I just randomly found this song in my Spotify discover weekly playlist and I love it!

  10. CAPTAINBLUFISHMONSTER

    Ya just never know what hidden gem will come around the corner in a movie but BT was an awesome film which seems to depict s.w.i.m.

  11. E Mckinley

    seen blood ties two years ago and been hooked on this song every since

  12. Jon Hammerlund

    Overlooked film a great netflix pick.

  13. Jon Hammerlund

    Thanks. It took me to Blood Ties to remember this as it's the closing track.

  14. Goldpreci wym

    blood ties

  15. Herbert Pronk

    One of Gerry's most beautiful songs, just LOVE it.

  16. 86GAMMA

    Blood Ties a fantastic film.. great sound track. Clive Owen's best performance.

    Sea Bear

    Awesome!

  17. SoulStylistJukeBox

    BLOOD TIES was a terrific film

  18. François Popineau

    Super english/scottish pop ! Not so far from Supertramp ! Really joyfully and young and tender... ;-)