"Homeward" as written by and Ronan Harris....
The hallowed lands so far behind
As fleeting dreams still linger
Like distant voices through the rain
Like grains of sand cast from my hands

I never thought I'd go this far
Without a star to cross the seas
So far from shores I'd left behind
Still far from shores I've yet to reach

I try to find the strength I need
To calm the doubts in my belief
With the will, I know my heart won't break

And if I have strength, then I've belief
If I have love, my heart still beats
Here under stars
Far from home

The picture fades, the light recedes
The sound is lost in whispers
My recollections once clear and pure
Now distant lights that dim with time

I never thought I'd go this far
Without a star to cross the seas
So far from shores I'd left behind
Still far from shores I've yet to reach


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"Homeward" as written by Ronan Harris

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    General CommentThis is one of the most gorgeous songs I've heard from VNV Nation.

    Very clubby, but you can't help but feel like you're drifting on a ship at sea gazing up at a golconda of stars, yet not knowing which one to follow. But those who wander are not necessarily lost...
    Butoon August 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentVery well said, Buto.

    Your comment is like poetry...
    gevrikon September 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt makes me feel insignificant and yet significant at the same time.

    I'd like to be set out to sea ;)
    Seven7on December 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI really like this song - it has a very 'visual' quality to the lyrics, like so many of VNV Nation's lyrics do.

    It can well be interpreted as being at sea - I can't help but think it's also about life in general. We have no 'stars' to guide us through life, no chart to indicate where we are to go.. and for many of us, we're far from parts of life that we may have left behind, but far from our destinations as well. Be strong and with your will you'll get there some day.
    Squeakyrat11on March 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnother thought to add to the above, the title is 'Homeward' - as if the journey is back to where you belong.
    Squeakyrat11on March 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMaybe going along with the Darkangel theme.. he never thought it would go that far, that he would get to be so far away from home.. and though he is that far, he knows he carries that strength and light with him on his journey, and it will lead him to victory.
    the_red_oneon July 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of leaving England. Seeing endless ocean, endless night out of the window of the plane for hours.

    To me this song also means being stuck somewhere far from home. Having to stay there so long your memories of home begin fading, but holding on to knowing you will return home. Never thinking you'd be so far from home for so long.

    Amazingly beautiful song, this.
    Faust242on August 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentListening to this,I felt some mood like maybe if I live more than 1000 years ago being a warrior,sailing on a viking ship so far,in distant lands,led by stars,beyond the line where firmament touch the sea...Don't know where will I be...to fight the war,to win or to die...this travel-shall warrior return home(to his shores,to his family)...or die upon the bloody battlefield and reach the VALHALL-which is his TRUE HOME?
    ...Suddenly I felt something another:future not so distant...heavy ships going far...what is changed?just vikings are with machineguns now,their drakkars have a heavy diesel engines and missile launch gear-but ARYAN SPIRIT is still alive,Warspirit of JARL SONS.I believe in forthcoming Ragnarok and revival of New Aeon,the HEATHEN DAWN.
    To sit in your quiet home surrounded by civilisation or to sail towards your destiny known to Skuld only-what will ye choose?what you call LIFE?
    waldemaron August 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwaldemar has a delusion vivid imagination.
    You are so off. And Chrome is about people like him. Sad.
    Tolbyon March 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful song
    the journey of man, of ones soul
    all is needed is love and the will to carry on
    you can reach and achieve
    Tolbyon March 12, 2007   Link

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