"To Go Home" as written by and Daniel Johnston....
Hoping my mind don't slip
Sailing on a sinking ship
Into the sunset in day
Dark night on a long highway
Little lights in the houses say
There's somebody staying up late
Whoa-oh

I'll be true to you
Oh yeah, you know I will
I'll be true to you forever or until
I go home

God, it's great to be alive
Takes the skin right off my hide
To think I'll have to give it all up someday

And if I ever treated you mean
You know that it was only because
I'm sorry I couldn't have you for my own
Whoa-oh

I'll be true to you
Oh yeah, you know I will
I'll be true to you forever or until
I go home
I go home
I, I, I, I go home
I, I, I, I go home
I, I, I, I go home


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"To Go Home" as written by Daniel Johnston

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    General CommentA song about life and love and getting old and death and the other side.... etc.

    Great cover of a Daniel Johnston song!
    j.enslowon October 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love the composition~~~!

    The lyrics, I can't quite make out, though. Must just be a proclomation of love, eh?
    Tsuppion November 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like the original better but M. Ward's version is amazing too.

    There are a few mistakes in the lyrics I think..

    hoping my mind don't slip = hope it be my mind don't slip

    into the sunset in day = into the sunset in bed
    xxblackoctoberxxon November 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song always cheers me up, i've never heard daniel johnstons version i'll have to check it out
    Sunset Rubdownon June 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think the line might be "into the sunset in death," rather than "in bed." It would make more sense with the theme of the song.
    tofindthesunon August 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfirst time in that line is 'into the sunset and back', then the second time it's 'into the sunset in death'.. at least that's the case in Johnston's version.
    adecon June 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI am surprised to find that M Ward did not write this song but I love it. I first heard it when school was starting and I just got a car and I used to drive around with girls or with friends at night and this song always made me feel elated to be in the now
    antoinetheswanon November 28, 2010   Link

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