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5 Seconds of Summer: Long Way Home Meaning


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Long Way Home Lyrics

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...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Jan 3rd 2015 report

    "This song, Calum...is not about taking the short way home..." Said by Lucas Robert Hemmings.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    May 21st 2015 report

    I think the song simply means that when "he" takes his special girl back where she needs to go, she'll find another man and he is worried, so he will use the longest way back to her home so they can spent as much time together as possible, so she realizes how great that he is, and wont find another guy quite like him. :) - Maggie L.

  3. anonymous
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    Oct 10th report

    I can't believe it, you all say it's a romantic metaphor, but I thought it was about car sex lol.

  4. anonymous
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    May 10th 2020 report

    Luke already told us what the song is about

    Great meaning, Luke, well done

    It’s not about taking the short way home
    - Lucifer Hemmotron

  5. anonymous
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    Apr 28th 2016 report

    This is song is about not taking the short way home. Huke Lemmings, ladies and gentlemen

  6. anonymous
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    Jan 18th 2016 report

    Was I the only one who wondered if this song was a metaphor for abstinence? I know it seems ludicrous but the emphasis on "taking it slow" seemed to imply that to me.

  7. anonymous
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    Sep 1st 2015 report

    He just got kinda bored of the short way home.

  8. anonymous
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    Dec 5th 2014 report

    He liked it better when it was only just the two of them without having to worry about busy tasks and all the memories that they shared but it also said "take it back to the old school yard singing songs on our guitars" so I'm probably assuming high school sweetheart? So I guess now they both have time to actually be together but he wants to take the long way home due to him not wanting to leave and just wanna stay and be with her every second of the day not missing anymore things that's going on her life

  9. anonymous
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    Sep 14th 2014 report

    He wants to take the long way home, because he can't bear to be apart from her. Every minute with her feels like heaven but every second apart feels like wasted time.

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