"Please Come Home" as written by and Dustin Michael Kensrue....
Well, I woke one morning, found you staring down at me
You said "I'll take my share now, father please"
And you took your money and you took your leave
You drilled my heart and turned your back on me

And you hit the town and you hit the bottle hard
You race 'round in your fancy cars and you blow all your money
On brothels, beds, and bars
Before you know your broken times get hard

I still stand here waiting with my eyes fixed on the road
And I fight back tears and I wonder if you're ever coming home
Don't you know son that I love you
And I don't care where you've been, so please come home

And now you've hit bottom, all those open doors have shut
And you're hungry stomach's tied in knots
But I know what you're thinking, that you troubled me enough
Nothing could ever separate you from my love

I still stand here waiting, with my eyes fixed on the road
And I fight back tears and I wonder if you're ever coming home
Don't you know son that I love you
And I don't care where you've been
Yes and I'll be right here waiting, 'til you come around the bend

And I run to you and hold you close, won't let go again
So please come home, please come home
Don't you know son that I love you?
And I don't care where you've been, so please come home



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"Please Come Home" as written by Dustin Michael Kensrue

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    Song MeaningThis song actually IS about the story of the prodigal son in the Bible. It's sung in the father's perspective. In that case, it's a beautiful picture of G-d's love for us. ;]
    allconsumingfirexon April 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMost beautiful song on the enire album. I am not 100% clear on the meaning but it sounds as if it is about a fathers undying love for his son. Sounds like when the son left he said the cliche things like "I hate you" and all that while walking out the door and now the son hit a rough point in his life and feels too ashamed to come back and face his father and tell him that he failed and his father was right all along.

    Lets try and discuss the songs meaning instead og being "the new ambums so amazing" or "dustin is the bestsestesttest" or even the inventible "Thirce is so much better" bullshit. Where for the song, not for how cool or uncool you think this shit is. I'm sure there is a message board somewhere else for that. Thanks.
    dnask8on December 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is related to the story from the Bible about the prodical son. the boy leaves home, asks his father for his share of the wealth. He spends it on party's and a wild life and runs into great trouble, ends up eating pig food, etc. So he tries to go home and apologize to his family. His father is happy to see him and is not mad about him leaving or spending all his money, he is just happy that he has come home. Beautiful song.
    richunlimitedon December 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's the prodigal son thing. Most of the album has underlying (or blatant) religious meaning. Dustin sure can write.
    holdfasthope87on December 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah this song is an allusion to the prodigal son parable from the gospels. amazing story and song, it is about how God will let us stray away but he always wants us to come back to him and welcomes us back afterwards. He always will love us and invite us back into His kingdom.
    bmac12caneson January 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah this song is an allusion to the prodigal son parable from the gospels. amazing story and song, it is about how God will let us stray away but he always wants us to come back to him and welcomes us back afterwards. He always will love us and invite us back into His kingdom.
    bmac12caneson January 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhen he was touring last fall, this song was called "Prodigal Son." The song very closely resembles the story in the Bible (Luke 15:11-32). Dustin added little things like "fancy cars" to modernize it slightly, but still same great story.


    and an amazing song.
    BrokenStar57on January 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is the like the story of my life. The music is very good very countin crows/ 90s alt.
    fryboy85on January 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think what makes it so amazing is that it's told from the point of view of the father. although this parable has inspired many songs (even a handful from the point of view of the father), it's still very moving because it's such a relatable story.
    wtm17on December 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWasn't this song originally called Prodigical before the album was released?
    astrolykaon February 12, 2008   Link

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