Ray Davies's
Working Man's Café cover

A Long Way From Home

Ray Davies, released on Lola versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, © Noma Music, Inc. BMI 1970


You've come a long way from the runny-nosed and scruffy kid I knew

You had such good ways

I can remember the little things that always made you smile

They made you happy

Now you think you're wiser because you're older

and you think

That money buys everything

And you think

that you need no one to guide you

But you're still a long way from home.

You've come a long way, you're self-assured and dressed in funny clothes

but you don't know me.

I hope you find what you are looking for

with your car and your handmade overcoats

But your wealth will never make you stronger

'cos you're still a long way from home

Yea, you're still a long way from home