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I'm staring out into the night,
Trying to hide the pain.
I'm going to the place where love
And feeling good don't ever cost a thing.
And the pain you feel's a different kind of pain.

Well I'm going home,
Back to the place where I belong,
And where your love has always been enough for me.
I'm not running from.
No, I think you got me all wrong.
I don't regret this life I chose for me.
But these places and these faces are getting old,
So I'm going home.
Well I'm going home.

The miles are getting longer, it seems,
The closer I get to you.
I've not always been the best man or friend for you.
But your love remains true.
And I don't know why.
You always seem to give me another try.

So I'm going home,
Back to the place where I belong,
And where your love has always been enough for me.
I'm not running from.
No, I think you got me all wrong.
I don't regret this life I chose for me.
But these places and these faces are getting old,

Be careful what you wish for,
'Cause you just might get it all.
You just might get it all,
And then some you don't want.
Be careful what you wish for,
'Cause you just might get it all.
You just might get it all, yeah.

Oh, well I'm going home,
Back to the place where I belong,
And where your love has always been enough for me.
I'm not running from.
No, I think you got me all wrong.
I don't regret this life I chose for me.
But these places and these faces are getting old.
I said these places and these faces are getting old,
So I'm going home.
I'm going home.

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song seems really about... | Reviewer: older person | 4/20/13

Art is the capacity to represent possibilities that people may project onto from their own creative impulse. My last post was a middle of the night blur comparing this to Eleanor Rigby--but that's not about this song--that's just my love of the Beatles!

This song,most likely, is about a touring Christian musician who is regreting some thoughts he may be tempted by ("Be careful what you wish for")(vivid dwelling or thoughts of adultery can actually be adultery if I remember my Bible). However, Chris realizes such "band on the road" temptations are wrong ("Hotel California" might be analogous in sentiment, but, for a nonbeliever who goes forth with such temptations of the road... hotel after hotel...sadly, straight to a living hell on earth!). The song also reminds me of "Leaving on a Jet Plane" John Denver, but Denver expresses no temptation, only the pain of missing his betrothed ("I'll bring your wedding ring, cuz I'm'a leaving..." what a beautiful lyric) BEFORE EVEN LEAVING HOME!

So this Homecoming seems like a maturely Christian song about a man passing up trists on the road, and reflecting on how glad he is to have chosen to sing God's praises ("I don't regret this life I/You (Christ) chose for me") but that the "being away" percieved temptations of road life (from his families perspective) are making him intensely edgy because of what he thinks his g/f/wife/family may think, e.g., "You don't love us, all you love is being away with those , you are running from responsibilities here with us!("I'm not running from, no I think you got me all wrong" perhaps he's worried what his wife may be interpreting--he wants to be with her, but he is called to sing God's praises), because of those temptations ("You just might get it all and then some you don't want!") So he LOVES the people he sings for, but must work to keep things IN PERSPECTIVE--as his wife or g/f or family is "at home." And that his wife's/g/f's/families' love in the greater framework of Christ's love(these concepts being delicately and beautifully nested in the song)"is enough for me (compared to obvious "band on the road" temptations)." This is wonderfully rich and complex song in possibilities. Just, right now, to me, sounds like he is struggling to inform his family that they are more than "enough" for him, yet he is called to share Christ with others and he hopes his family can understand (while at once he realizes the temptations of "love for free" on the road, and he recognizes he must "be careful what you wish for..."). "These miles are getting longer..." parallel aspects of the song perhaps indicate a double entendre between getting worn out in this life and wanting to go home to the Father, versus the more concrete context of actually going home to his beloved family. Genius lyric!

My Eleanor Rigby interpretation was something made up to fill a comment box---I myself find church always something where Jesus somehow reaches out to me either convicting my spirit of sins I must work--simultaneously seeking His grace--to rectify, or, uplifting and encouraging me in ways (even) I might glorify Him. Upon reflection--these are different aspects or ways of describing the same experience (communing with Christ through the Eucharistic feast, recollecting Him in memory and re-collecting by regrouping in Him, just as the disciples did in (most especially) *John, Chapter 14*--don't stop reading until verse 5, and I hope you'll read on to the end!! :) ).

Any older people have an opinion? | Reviewer: older person | 4/20/13

It seems the lyrics to this song may be cautioning Christians about (perhaps) wearing one's faith on their sleeve, "Be careful what you wish for... cuz you just might get it all, and then some you don't want..."

What might be the "faces that are getting old?" Maybe one attends church regularly, so regularly it becomes a routine, a routine where worship and the inspiration to glorify Him has long since died... Recall the words to the Beatle song "Eleanor Rigby."

Anyone approaching their mid-fifties or more have an opinion? Love to hear. God bless!

beauty of music | Reviewer: cosma | 11/29/11

I did listen to this song 1st on the top 40, i was like eeh,then got the video, but i really feel you CHRIS with songs like IT'S NOT OVER, OVER YOU...can even sing along,you really have beautful music with the real meaning of singing,i wish to have more & more of your music.GREAT JOB

Dedication to u | Reviewer: Brandon | 1/26/11

Youre my favorite musician Chris ! Cause u just always deliver a meaning that always touches your heart . Especially this song wen ur leaving for home , its a such a beautiful and amazing feeling .All Your songs are so beautiful and id really wish i cud meet 1 day before i die coz I just wanna be under your motivation and ur my biggest inspiration . Thanks alot chris . U rock!!!

something to consider- LEE EAKINS | Reviewer: Lee Eakins | 10/8/10

I beleive that the writer of this song is expressing themselves from a particular background of life. I beleive that mabey the writer is talking to his lover at this time that this song is a song to her as a expanation of why he may feel towrn between two worlds. That he has already been seperated and taken away from his faimly not on his own terms at one time within his life. And that he met the love of his life who he always dreamed about since he could remeber who took him by the hand and took on a certain challenge with love and determination. He expressing that he now wants to go see his faimly now because the time is finnaly right. however he doesnt take for granted let alone would take back any event and time wich led him down this path with his lover. and how he is amazed by her grace and compassion to still love him unconditionally that she un selfishly lets him get away back to where he has never really gotten a fair chance to be, with his faimly and with his ill father. so he knows that her love is truley true and that some how she may appear back into his life for that is his one secert wish

Touchin' song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/12/10

It's a very emotional song. I listen to it mostly at night, it reminds me dat d best place to be is home 'cos we are accepted in spite of our flaws in our homes. It also make me know that my family is countin on and expectin me. Thanks Chris for this beautiful piece.

from a traveler... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/27/10

I use to travel a lot because of my job... and this song best describes the feeling when you finally are about to take the flight that will take you back home...your wife.. your kids.. your friends.... you nailed Chris!!!

Nice! | Reviewer: Star | 3/14/10

Actually I love the lyric most. It's so strong and meaningful. Although I cannot neglect the strength of music.
I love this part and I absolutely believe in it:
" I don't regret this life I chose for me.
But these places and these faces are getting old,
So I'm going home.
Well I'm going home.!"

Song is not about God and Heaven !! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/9/09

The song have nothing to do with heaven or God.The part that say 'No,I think you got me all wrong' literally tells its jst a song about him being far away home,he's getting lonely on the road and he longs to be home with his love ones.God,knows all of us deep in our bones,he created us,he reads us like a book,he doesn't gets us confused ,wrong or mixed-up.Its as if,he would be saying God,doesn
t know his own.

home..heaven | Reviewer: charles | 9/14/09

i think i buy kathy idea.......this song is for all to know that one day ,averyone will live this sinful world and go to our home in heaven. i pray that as you listing to this song. pls let it go through you, take time often and often to listing to it. dont listing to it when you have trouble mind but always liting to it when you fill the whole world is over for you. i think this song will give you hope that we are going some were. GOB BLESS.

I wish he'd come home... | Reviewer: Ashlee | 4/2/09

I agree with Nadine. I think this song is about someone who has gone away from the place they always knew as home, perhaps to pursue their dreams.

I had an ex who left for college away from home to pursue his dreams.I broke up with him, b/c the pain of being that far a part was too unbearable. He never returned back home. Recently we have caught back up and have been talking, and we both still love eachother, but we can't be together because of his career keeping him away from home. When he is feeling nostalgic he talks a lot about missing home and wanting to come back. I always listen to this song, with hope that he may return back home, but that has to be his decision- I've always been very proud of him going to pursue his dreams, and his happiness means the world to me, but I believe he is beginning to realize his happiness that he has been searching for in fame, has always been back where he came from, home.

Distance makes the heart grow fonder. I think this is a good "pick-me up" song for anyone who has to be away from home..... Maybe one of these days I will go to him, since home is really being with eachother, and the ones you love.

Home-sick any1? | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/23/09

it's not that I ain't a religious person, but this song doesn't have a thing to do with God. it's all about being far away from home and the desire to come back to the persons you love. amazing song! it really makes u home-sick! thank you, daughtry, for this!

Going Home | Reviewer: Kathy | 10/3/08

I think this song is about when it is our turn to leave our life on earth; God gave us life on Earth but we basically are just passing through; then when we die, we go home to God in Heaven, where our eternal home and life are.

Reminds me of troops | Reviewer: Red | 9/11/08

I love the song... I am not in the military, but lead a support group for soldiers; I think this song is how they must feel when they are nearing the end of their deployment and getting ready to "come home". It sums up the emotions many have relayed, very well! THANK YOU FOR PUTTING IT INTO WORDS! Awesome song.

Touchable Song | Reviewer: Aldwin | 9/8/08

When i heard this song, I feel Im in my home
Every minute I always sing this song
Anytime, anywhere and wherever I am,
Really nice song for me,

thanks for the writer/Producer of this song,

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