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  1. jenniferret
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    walk the longest mile

    Hello!
    I'm curious about a phrase from a song about being left behind/infidelity: "come with me and walk the longest mile". But what does it mean? To make a greater effort (even than is expected), that they would do anything to avoid something, or to try to see tings from the singers point of view (walk a mile in someones shoes)?
    Here are the lyrics:

    The Regulator

    I see that lantern trimmed low burning in our home.
    And though I feel like crying, I swear tonight, I'll cry no more.

    How many times have I prayed
    That I would get lost along the way?

    Dream with the feathers of angels stuffed beneath your head.
    The regulator's swinging pendulum.

    Come with me and walk the longest mile.

    Is his wallet leather? Is his wallet fat?
    For not a year later it's got you lying on your back.
    You should have closed your windows and got another dog.
    You should have chained up all the doors and switchedTH up all the locks.

    And how many times have I prayed
    The angels would speed me away.

    Dream with the feathers of angels stuffed beneath your head.
    The regulator's swinging pendulum.

    Come with me and walk the longest mile.

    THANKS!


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    Re: walk the longest mile

    "The longest mile" is the walk you take to the execution chamber.


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    Re: walk the longest mile

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    "The longest mile" is the walk you take to the execution chamber.

    Is it safe to say that the singer is perceived to be a convict??? And about to receive his death sentence?


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    Re: walk the longest mile

    It could be used as a metaphor of staying together to the end.


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    Lightbulb Re: walk the longest mile

    *Thank you both*, so much!
    I am much the wiser and got explanations I had'nt thought of on my own. Now the song is even more intriguing to me: what has really happended/will happen?!

    /Jennifer


    ps. the song is by Clutch. ds.

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