"When Will You Come Back Home?" as written by and John P. Bowersock Ryan Adams....
There's something in the way she eases my mind
And lays me across the bed till I close my eyes
Stirs me in the morning till I can ever be satisfied
I leave Carolina every night in my dreams
Like the girls that try to love me that I only leave
Rock me like a baby doll and hold me to your chest
But I'm always moving too fast

If I could find my way back home, where would I go?
When everything about me, I used to be,
Shivers in the sheets and the blankets of snow
Lost out in the woods were you're looking for me

When, when will you come back home
No one leave the lights on in a house
Where nobody lives anymore
Loaded like the boxes up in the bedroom
Coming off the hinges like the door
The shadows dancing up in the window
They're not who we are but who we were
And I'm not gonna break, but if I do
I'm gonna shatter like the glass I turned your heart into
I'm broken like the windows in the house where I used to live
And If I could find my way back home, where would I go?

When everything about me, I used to be,
Shivers in the sheets and the blankets of snow
I'm lost out in the woods looking for you
When, when will you come back home
No one leave the lights on in a house
Where nobody lives anymore
Everything about me you liked is already gone
Everything about me you loved is gone


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"When Will You Come Back Home" as written by Catherine Anne Popper Bradley Smith Pemberton

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    General CommentI love this song. I am currently a college student in Carolina away from home, and I have no desire to ever really go back home. I don't know why I feel this way but I do. And if I could find my way back home I don't know where I'd go.
    areillyon January 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commentno one has commented on this song!

    blast!

    I am not going to even try to come up with a meaning for this, but I think it's a great song. To me, it symbolizes a lot of things that I am personally going through. I'm a recent college graduate and in the in between of a lot of things. The line that says "if I could find my way back home, where would I go?" really expresses how I am feeling right now.
    melancholyjenon August 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I am currently a college student in Carolina away from home, and I have no desire to ever really go back home. I don't know why I feel this way but I do. And if I could find my way back home I don't know where I'd go.
    areillyon January 11, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"If I could find my way back home where would I go?" amazing song. Totally agree with first poster. You can't dissect a song this beautiful to find meaning.
    ryanalbertjohnomaron April 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSometimes the grass is greener, because the future seems to predict it.

    But, sometimes, the grass is greenest in the past.

    The first verse seems to be about him realizing a relationship that was good is now fading. "Carolina" is his utopia, based on other lyrics. The first chorus is about him hoping "she" is looking for him - knowing she isn't.

    The second verse is about realizing it's done - he's going to stay strong, but he knows it's his fault. The second chorus is the same as the first, but now he's the one looking.

    Finally, he realizes he's thrown away a real chance at happiness by looking for greener grass. But, it's too late, the things that appealed to her just aren't there anymore. Now, it's nothing but regret.

    I hate and love this song at the same time for describing some relationships in my past.

    harryseawardon June 09, 2011   Link

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