Who Sang It's Such a Long Way Home? Chris de Burgh

Chris de Burgh Crusader cover art
Credits
publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Chris De Burgh
release date: 1979
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Acoustic/Soft Rock/Neofolk
length: 2:52
producer: Andrew Powell
background vocals: Olive Simpson, Chris de Burgh and Dave Paton
Sitting by the window of this broken-down hotel,
Trying to write a letter just to show you that I'm well,
But I've been watching all the people as they cross the marketplace,
And though there really is no reason, I've been looking for your face,
It's such a long way home,
It's such a long way home,
It's such a long way;
Standing by the aeroplane she held me in her arms,
And then she whispered "Oh dear Lord don't let him come to any harm"
And as we turned to fly away I saw her standing on her own,
It seemed her hand was waving not goodbye but "Please come home",
It's such a long way home,
It's such a long way home,
It's such a long way;

Oh so many people have to travel away,
From the ones that they love and they need,
But I want to tell you that all your life,
You can depend on me;
Far away a saxophone lingers on a tune,
And it's the kind of song that someone wrote for lovers and a moon,
And as the band begins to play it, with a shock I realize,
That it's a song we sang together and it nearly makes me cry,
It's such a long way home,
It's such a long way home,
It's such a long way home
It's such a long way, yes, such a long way home.



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Carry On
  • 2 I Had the Love in My Eyes
  • 3 Something Else Again
  • 4 The Girl With April in Her Eyes
  • 5 Just in Time
  • 6 Carry On (reprise)
  • 7 The Devil's Eye
  • 8 It's Such a Long Way Home
  • 9 Old-Fashioned People
  • 10 Quiet Moments
  • 11 Crusader: The Fall of Jerusalem / In the Court of Saladin / The Battlefield / Finale
  • 12 You and Me

  • Album Information
    label: A&M Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin