"Homesick" as written by and David Pirner....
I want to live with you in the fifth dimension
In a dream I've never had
'Cause I just can't live like this in a world like this
I just want a kiss goodbye

And we are not of this world
And there's a place for us
Stuck inside this fleeting moment
Tucked away where no one own it
Wrapped up in a haste and by mistake got thrown away

And oh, I am so homesick
But it ain't that bad
'Cause I'm homesick for the home I've never had

And though I sometimes get annoyed I know just where I'm at
This is my song of joy
And now I know there are no secret trick, no correct politics
Just liars and lunatics

And we are not of this world
And there's a place for us
Stuck inside this fleeting moment
Tucked away where no one own it
Wrapped up in a haste and by mistake got thrown away

And oh, I am so homesick
But it ain't that bad
'Cause I'm homesick for the home I've never had

And though I would not take it personally, it's just the child in me
I never really knew how much I had

Woe is me, I am so homesick
But it ain't that bad
'Cause I'm homesick for the home I've never had


Lyrics submitted by chaoticone, edited by cheli

"Homesick" as written by David Anthony Pirner David Pirner

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    General CommentNo comments?!
    This song is like my life.
    It's about chasing things you'll never have, because you need a small amount of comfort. About how the world is such an evil place and no one realises the truth about it, and how we don't belong here because we could have made something so much better. Everyone's rushing about and they don't stop and focus on what's going wrong in their surroundings. About longing for a feeling, a place of security because you've never felt/had it. And yes, the song seems like it's really selfish and confrontational, but it's because we don't realise what we'd lose if we hadn't sacrificed all the things that are being described as missing (ie the perfect world). It's almost sarcastic, "Sorry if I'm being selfish, but what I truely wanted was thrown away for things that I probably didn't need and definately didn't appreciate".
    I love it so much. I grew up singing the album, now I understand what it means, and I've lived my life by it.
    BJS
    xXx
    xx-BJS-xxon June 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentme 2, I've lived my life by it 2. I've passed on the GDU to other people, they're usually pacifist, except a few in the SF. I think its a sad song about some1 outside of society who is trying to get this girl he likes to understand how he feels about her and why he is the way he is, so she can run away with him and start a life somewhere on the fringes of the world. And that is the home he never had, and it probably doesn't exist so its like in the 5th demension, crazy.
    madehamon January 31, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionI know this song has been around for ages, but I just found it. Great job David Pirner.

    This has to be one of the best songs ever written. How he got at that feeling I know I've felt is amazing. I can't even tell you how much this song has helped me through some tough times. I sing it well and can really belt it out when I'm alone and need to just thoroughly feel that someone else understands this kind of deep emotion.

    I know some people may find this song depressing, but it so beautifully captures the longing for more.

    Well done David and Soul Asylum. Thanks.
    chelion March 14, 2017   Link

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