Longest Days Lyrics

by John Mellencamp

Seems like once upon a time ago
I was where I was supposed to be
My vision was true and my heart was too
There was no end to what I could dream

I walked like a hero into the setting sun
Everyone called out my name
Death to me was just a mystery
I was too busy raising up Cain

But nothing lasts forever
Your best efforts dont always pay
Sometimes you get sick and you dont get better
Thats when life is short even in its longest days

So you pretend not to notice
That everything has changed
Way that you look and the friends you once had
So you keep on acting the same

Deep down in your soul
You know you, you got no flame
And who knows then which way to go
Life is short even in its longest days

All I got here is a rear view mirror
Reflections of where Ive been
So you tell yourself Ill be back up on top some day
But you know theres nothing waiting up there for you anyway

Nothing lasts forever
And your best efforts dont always pay
Sometimes you get sick and you dont get better
Thats when life is short even in its longest days
Life is short even in its longest days