New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

Didn't I hear you say your heart's made out of steel
No one's gonna get so close,
No one's gonna know how you feel
Now you're a punch drunk sycophant, a little s.o.b.
You say your mind is made up, isn't that the way that it's supposed to be
And it's a long way down
And it's a long, long way down
Walking that tall your head is gonna trip your feet
Walking with the devil's fine, just don't call it looking for sympathy
When it's four a.m. and mister you can't sleep
'cause your blood's still rushing at cocaine speed
And you know all that you need's a little baby to say
Ah mister cool down won't you let me fade those blues away
And it's a long way down
And it's a long, long way down
And when you hit the ground you're gonna know about it
Mister let's you and me see if we can't make a deal
I'll give you the world and all you've gotta do is cry for me
The reason it's a cliche is because it's true
The harder you climb, the harder you fall, and that means you
So mister hard head, hard nose, hard as steel
You're just a punch drunk sycophant, a little s.o.b.
And it's a long, it's a long way down
And it's a long, long way down
And when you hit the ground you're gonna know about it



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/l/lloyd_cole/a_long_way_down.html

Correct | Report

songmeanings

Write about your feelings and thoughts

Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
u
Unregistered
Min 50 words
Not bad
Good
Awesome!
Explain

Write an explanation

Your explanation
Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
10 words
Good
Cool
Awesome!
Explanation guidelines:
  • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
  • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
  • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
×