"Home" as written by and Christopher Daughtry....
I'm staring out into the night
Trying to hide the pain
I'm going to the place where love
And feeling good don't ever cost a thing
And the pain you feel is a different kind of pain

I'm going home
Back to the place where I belong
And where your love has always been enough for me
I'm not running from
No, I think you got me all wrong
I don't regret this life I chose for me
But these places and these faces are getting old
So I'm going home
Well, I'm going home

The miles are getting longer it seems
The closer I get to you
I've not always been the best man or friend for you
But your love remains true
And I don't know why
You always seem to give me another try

So I'm going home
Back to the place where I belong
And where your love has always been enough for me
I'm not running from
No, I think you got me all wrong
I don't regret this life I chose for me
But these places and these faces are getting old

Be careful what you wish for
'Cause you just might get it all
You just might get it all
And then some you don't want
Be careful what you wish for
'Cause you just might get it all
You just might get it all, yeah

Oh, well I'm going home
Back to the place where I belong
And where your love has always been enough for me
I'm not running from
No, I think you got me all wrong
I don't regret this life I chose for me
But these places and these faces are getting old
I said these places and these faces are getting old
So I'm going home, I'm going home


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"Home" as written by Christopher A. Daughtry

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  • +5
    My InterpretationIn my mind this song is purely about Chris Daughtry's life as a small-town guy making it big and reflecting on the joy of just being able to go home and get away from the glitz and glamour.

    "Be careful what you wish for,
    'Cause you just might get it all.
    You just might get it all,
    And then some you don't want.
    Be careful what you wish for,
    'Cause you just might get it all.
    You just might get it all, yeah."

    This sums up the song. Chris has always wanted to be a musician and play music for people who appreciate his work. With the success he gained from American Idol he achieved this, but along with the success and fame came "some he didn't want". It's hard to find a balance between playing music for the people who appreciate it and those who take your fame to the extreme and don't let you live your life.

    Growing up in a small town in New Hampshire for twelve years I can definitely relate to this. I'm now living in New Jersey where the lifestyle is so much different. I literally went from living in a mountain valley town to being in a beach-side community where life is active around the clock. Whenever I get anywhere relatively CLOSE to New Hampshire I get a feeling of being refreshed and just "being home". It's something only people who have gone through a similar situation can explain and understand.

    Great song. There's an awesome acoustic version here (no, it's not mine-- just found it): youtube.com/…
    vyfx.comon July 30, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song i feel means he is talking about God...just look at the lyrics

    he talks about eternal love and how like the person will always love him no matter what..which is what God does..idk thats the meaning that came to me when i heard it..
    falcontackle52on June 06, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentEDIT: People, seriously, this song isn't about relationships. Not EVERY song out there is about love or finding somebody. It's about just going home, hence the title.
    vyfx.comon July 30, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti hate that he's going by Daughty instead of Chris.. kind of annoying.. but oh well.. the song is the bomb... even tho i hate being home...
    cullycully15on April 01, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI loved this album before I figured out that Daughtry is led by the American Idol singer Chris Daughtry. ( I THOUGHT his face looked familiar!) Something about his voice is enveloping and comforting... Some of his songs would make great background music for movie/TV scenes or trailers.
    This song sounds to me like a guy who got out of his hometown, got away from something he felt was worth leaving behind, and his new life didn't turn out to be as successful as he'd hoped. Now, he's going home to where his girl's love has become enough. (Why wasn't it before? Is love/sex/marriage enough to really give up all other dreams?) He has pain, but is it b/c of failure or having to return home in a bit of guilt for actually leaving? I guess it doesn't truly matter b/c he's going home, and that's all that matters.
    nerdy_scarletton December 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI loved this album before I figured out that Daughtry is led by the American Idol singer Chris Daughtry. ( I THOUGHT his face looked familiar!) Something about his voice is enveloping and comforting... Some of his songs would make great background music for movie/TV scenes or trailers.
    This song sounds to me like a guy who got out of his hometown, got away from something he felt was worth leaving behind, and his new life didn't turn out to be as successful as he'd hoped. Now, he's going home to where his girl's love has become enough. (Why wasn't it before? Is love/sex/marriage enough to really give up all other dreams?) He has pain, but is it b/c of failure or having to return home in a bit of guilt for actually leaving? I guess it doesn't truly matter b/c he's going home, and that's all that matters.
    nerdy_scarletton December 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song, if it doesn't touch you, you have no soul. The end.
    Music is coolon January 25, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is amazing. He left everything he knew in his hometown to try to have some fun but then he gets homesick. I'm sure this song hits home to anyone who has ever moved away from their hometown. I'm guessing more-so to people that are from small towns such as myself because a small town is so different from the rest of the busy world.
    chavez333on January 31, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is such a great song. chris and his band are so talented. what it means to me is probably different than most interpretations but i think about a really great time or event in my life coming to an end for the melody not so much as the lyrics. oh well. love this song.
    sarahhhhon February 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI never really like Daughtry mainly because of the song It's Not Over and the fact that he is a product of American Idol. But I heard this song not knowing who it was and I thought It was amazing and I asked a friend who it was and to my suprise it was Daughtry. Amazing and Beautiful Song.
    dynosaurunoon March 31, 2007   Link

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