"Who Says You Can't Go Home?" as written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richard Sambora....
I spent twenty years trying to get out of this place
I was looking for something I couldn't replace
I was running away from the only thing I've ever known
Like a blind dog without a bone
I was a gypsy lost in the twilight zone
I hijacked a rainbow and crashed into a pot of gold

I been there, done that
But I ain't looking back on the seeds I've sown
Saving dimes, spending too much time on the telephone
Who says you can't go home?

Who says you can't go home?
There's only one place they call me one of their own
Just a hometown boy born a rolling stone
Who says you can't go home?
Who says you can't go back?
I been all around the world and as a matter of fact
There's only one place left I wanna go
Who says you can't go home?
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright

I went as far as I could
I tried to find a new face
There isn't one of these lines that I would erase
I lived a million miles of memories on that road
With every step I take, I know that I'm not alone
You take the home from the boy
But not the boy from his home
These are my streets, the only life I've ever known
Who says you can't go home?

Who says you can't go home?
There's only one place they call me one of their own
Just a hometown boy born a rolling stone
Who says you can't go home?
Who says you can't go back?
Been all around the world and as a matter of fact
There's only one place left I wanna go
Who says you can't go home?

It doesn't matter where you are
It doesn't matter where you go
If it's a million miles away or just a mile up the road
Take it in
Take it with you when you go
Who says you can't go home?

Who says you can't go back?
Been all around the world and as a matter of fact
There's only one place left I wanna go
Who says you can't go home?
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright
Who says you can't go home?
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright
Who says you can't go home?
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright
Who says you can't go home?


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"Who Says You Can't Go Home" as written by Jon Bon Jovi Richard Sambora

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    General Comment"It's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright" ... i love the sound of these lines. nice song, pretty straightforward.
    miss_bonjovion September 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBest track on the average Have a Nice Day album.

    About returning home when you couldn't wait to leave years before.
    Nice song.

    springsteen: the greatest
    The Magic Raton October 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNew Jersey theme song.
    hiimjamiion May 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentremember as a teenager wanting to leave home and get "out of this place" you wanted it so bad and when the time finally came when you were gone on your own the only thing you really wanted to do was go home! awesome song, neddles has an amazing voice!
    knowswhatitistoburnon May 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentInstant classic
    Anilandon March 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commenta honetown boy born a rolling stone-ur so popular and ur from the place u wanted to leave. and now u want to go back.
    flaminmofoon June 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt doesn't matter where you are, It doesn't matter where you go
    If it's a million miles away or just ten miles up the road
    Take it in , Take it with you when you go

    These lyrics mean so much to me. So many people think that to really experience life, you have to travel to exotic places or have an interesting career. These things are important and worthwhile, but so are the small things in life. These lyrics are saying that a person can get as much out of a simple trip across the street to see a friend as they could get traveling across the world. Wherever a person finds him or herself, true happiness comes from realizing life as you live it and understanding the power of each individual experience.

    There is so much wisdom in these lyrics.
    avocado44on December 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is simply perfect..<3
    RHCPzephyron May 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWow. I really want to get out of New York and go places...but this song really shaped me up a little. Though i still want to visit other places.
    jessleia94on June 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis awesome song can basically be explained in the saying, "You don't know what you've got till it's gone." It's about wanting more, and more, and then realizing how happy you were when you were home, with the friends and family and familiarity you love, and finding out that you can always go home to that. That, wherever the people who truly love and care about you are, you can always go home to them, and they will welcome you with open arms....
    Belarmino1on October 13, 2009   Link

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