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The title of this song comes from Alan Sillitoe's short story "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner", which also was made into a movie in 1962. The lyrics for the song are based on that story.

Other bands which have released songs inspired by the story include Angelic Upstarts (Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner), Belle and Sebastian (the Loneliness of a Middle Distance Runner) and Agoraphobic Nosebleed (Timelord One (Loneliness of the Long Distance Drug Runner)).

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  • Avatar for Raxzinator
    That pop punk chord progression though
  • Avatar for MasterOvPuppetz
    I thought no Maiden chorus would be more irritating than Invaders'
  • Avatar for DARKZSOU7
    this song is about Forrest Gump
  • Avatar for Luan_Ernica
    This is so fuckingmotherfucking powerfull
  • Avatar for Hugo12317
    Fuck yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.
  • Avatar for Metal_Hearth
    Masterpiece [y]
  • Avatar for luisglzhdz
    ¡¡¡ La mejor canción del mundo !!!
  • Avatar for valkyrie199
    real masterpiece...somewhere in time is the best maiden album! [10] yayyyy
  • Avatar for Thurible
    I heard Gamma Ray ripped off this
  • Avatar for Ugly13
    Masterfuckingpiece!

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