"Homesick" as written by Robert James Smith, Simon Gallup, Roger O'donnell, Porl Thompson, Laurence Andrew Tolhurst and Boris Williams....
You're in a better place, I've heard a thousand times
And at least a thousand times I've rejoiced for you
But the reason why I'm broken, the reason why I cry
Is how long must I wait to be with you

I close my eyes and I see your face
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place
Lord, won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
I've never been more homesick than now

Help me Lord cause I don't understand your ways
The reason why I wonder if I'll ever know
But, even if you showed me, the hurt would be the same
Cause I'm still here so far away from home

I close my eyes and I see your face
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place
Lord, won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
I've never been more homesick than now

In Christ, there are no goodbye
And in Christ, there is no end
So I'll hold onto Jesus with all that I have
To see you again
To see you again

And I close my eyes and I see your face
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place
Lord, won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
Won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
Won't you give me strength to make it through somehow

I've never been more homesick than now


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    General CommentHowdy, folks.
    This is my first post here. I come to this website all the time to read about song meanings. I finally decided to join so that I can comment on this song. You see, today I found out that we lost our youngest child. It was just a surprise miscarriage. It hit me really hard. I'm in Afghanistan and my wife is back home and my command won't send me home on emergency leave. So I'm homesick for real. One of the things that the Chaplain said to me is that in addition to grieving and feeling normal emotions, I need to be comforted that even though it hurts, I will see my son or daughter in heaven. He was a big help, his wife lost 2 children and is unable to have kids so he really could relate to me. So I'm homesick because I can't go home to comfort my wife when she needs me the most. I'm homesick because my daughters, especially the oldest don't fully understand what happened. I'm homesick because I can't wait to get called home so I can see my baby son or daughter. This song was just a song that used to just click skip when it played on my MP3 player. I don't even know how many times I've listened to that song today. When I close my eyes, I can't see his or her face, but I can imagine what the baby would look like. I've never been more homesick than now.
    Aaryqon November 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe no one's commented on this song yet. I absoloutley love it. When my mom passed away I moved about a 1,000 miles away from my family because I couldn't handle life with them, it just hurt to much. My life was completley shattered and I felt so alone. I ended up in this little town knowing no one and working 80 hours a week to keep my mind off of everything. One day after work I wondered into this little K-mart like place and ended up buying this CD. When I heard this tract I couldn't believe how it touched me, and it made me feel a little less alone. The whole CD touched me and made me look at life so differently. I finally came back home and started living my life for Jesus, it's so funny how a song can affect a persons life.
    cursive_starson September 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of those songs that pulls on my heart strings every time i listen to it. much like cursive, after my mom died, i had to fill up all of my time doing other things, just so i wouldnt have to think about the things that were hurting in my life. when i first heard this song, i knew God wanted me to hear it. i thought about seeing my mom again, and how i dont think we should be apart for so long, its been 13 years already in my short life without her. this song shows hope that i will infact get to have my mom back in heaven, and God is takin care of the rest. and even tho its so hard and sometimes we think that its not even possible to roll out of bed, the time will come when we will be united with loved ones
    crazy_kt07on January 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI just recently heard this song, WOW! My heart is so in this, My son died this summer and I miss him so deeply I cannot wait to see him again. It conveys the desperate torment of missing a loved one and reminds of the promise of being reunited one day and there really is no goodbye - just a see ya later :)
    2redhoton November 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI honestly cried when I first heard this song. It touched my heart because I was going through A LOT at that moment in my life. But when I heard this song, it gave me so much hope that I could get out of this world and be united in Heaven with Jesus and all my fears and worrys would go away. PRAISE THE LORD!
    xxjesusfreakxxon October 12, 2008   Link
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    MemoryIt reminds me of Last Kiss (songmeanings.net/songs/view/14/), except the tune sounds sadder... :-(
    Jesdiscipleon June 06, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti can gladly say that i haven't lost anyone to death yet and i am lucky. but when i headr this song i started to cry. even though this song is about when someone dies, it makes me think of me being "homesick" because i want to go to heaven. i have and still am going through some rough and emotional times right now and sometimes i just put this song on and cry as hard as i can cause i don't want to deal with all of this crap anymore. i want to go "home" to heaven.
    jnhandnjhon July 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song really touches me. This morning, i just woke up feeling homesick. I miss my hometown, my family. I also feel exhausted with life's struggles and I wanna rest in God's arms for I know that In Him is true joy and peace.

    I feel so homesick. "IF HOME IS WHERE MY HEART IS THEN I'M OUT OF PLACE"
    labelle29on September 02, 2013   Link

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