We're On Our Way Now

Album: Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021) (2021)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Noel Gallagher looking back with regret at the last time he spent with a lady friend before she died.

    Remember what might have been
    Had to walked you home, I said I'll see you later
    You were living the dream
    But when the morning come you'd gone meet your maker


    Gallagher said: "It's a song about not getting to say goodbye and the frustration of things left unsaid."
  • This is one of two songs Gallagher recorded for his compilation album Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021), which presents highlights from the first decade of Gallagher's work with The High Flying Birds. He nostalgically nods to his former band Oasis' 1995 (What's the Story) Morning Glory? track "Cast No Shadow."

    Good luck in the afterlife
    I hear the morning sun doesn't cast no shadow
    You chose to drift away, but look at you now
  • Dan Cadan and Jonathan Mowatt directed the black-and-white video, which stars Doctor Who and The Crown actor Matt Smith and actor/model Gala Gordon. Nodding to French New Wave cinema, the clip focuses on Smith and Gordon's characters' lovestruck relationship. Gallagher appears briefly when he meets Smith's character in a bar along with two other friends.
  • Dan Cadan said the French crime film A Bout De Souffle (aka Breathless) inspired him and Mowatt: "Renowned for rejecting convention and tradition, French New Wave cinema has a timeless aesthetic that boldly favours experimentation and an iconoclastic spirit. NG embodies all of the above, so it's the perfect fit."

Comments: 1

  • Just A Guy from UsaAt first I was not feeling this song. Then I listened to it several times and read the lyrics, and I really think it is a beautiful song. These may be some of Noel’s best lyrics as of late. Quite sentimental and sad. Really great writing.
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