Long, Long Way from Home

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"Long, Long Way From Home"
Foreigner - Long-Long Way From Home b-w The Damage Is Done (1977).JPG
Single by Foreigner
from the album Foreigner
B-side"The Damage Is Done"
ReleasedNovember 1977
Format7"
Recordedlate 1976
GenreHard rock
Length2:45 (single)
2:53 (album)
LabelAtlantic
Songwriter(s)Mick Jones, Lou Gramm, Ian McDonald
Producer(s)Gary Lyons, John Sinclair
Foreigner singles chronology
"Cold as Ice"
(1977)
"Long, Long Way From Home"
(1977)
"Hot Blooded"
(1978)

"Long, Long Way from Home" is a song written by Mick Jones, Lou Gramm & Ian McDonald that was initially released on Foreigner's debut album. It was the third single taken from the album. The lyrics refer to a person leaving a small town to try to succeed in New York City ("I left a small town for the apple in decay") and the loneliness he feels there.[1] According to Gramm, the lyrics are autobiographical, reflecting his experience moving from Rochester to New York City.[1][2][3] Gramm and Jones have stated that this was the first song they worked on together.[2][3] The song features a clavinet. The single was released in November 1977. It reached number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978.[4][2] It was also a hit in Canada, reaching #22. Rivadavia rated it as Foreigner's 2nd most underrated song.[1] Music author Kent Hartman described the song as an "anthem-like FM favorite."[5] Co-writer Jones has rated it as one his favorite Foreigner songs.[3]

Features[edit]

  • The song was featured in the 13th episode of Supernatural's 4th season, and the 2nd episode of its 5th season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Top 10 Underrated Foreigner songs". Ultimate Classic Rock. Retrieved 2018-05-02.
  2. ^ a b c Gramm, Lou (2013). Juke Box Hero: My Five Decades in Rock 'n' Roll. Triumph Books. ISBN 9781623682057.
  3. ^ a b c "Mick Jones' 11 Favourite Foreigner Songs". Classic Rock. Louder Sound. April 26, 2017. Retrieved 2018-05-04.
  4. ^ "Hot 100". Billboard. February 18, 1978. Retrieved 2018-05-02.
  5. ^ Hartman, Kent (2017). Goodnight, L.A.: The Rise and Fall of Classic Rock--The Untold Story from inside the Legendary Recording Studios. Da Capo Press. ISBN 9780306824388.

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