"Almost Home" as written by Kerry Kurt Phillips and Craig Morgan....
He had plastic bags wrapped round his shoes
He was covered with the evening news
Had a pair of old wool socks on his hands
The bank sign was flashing "5 below
It was freezing rain an spittin' snow
He was curled up behind some garbage cans
I was afraid that he was dead
I gave him a gentle shake
When he opened up his eyes
I said,"Old man are you ok?"

He said,"I just climbed out of a cottonwood tree"
I was runin' from some honey bees
Drip dryin' in the summer breeze
After jumpin' into Calico creek
I was walkin' down an old dirt road
Past a field of hay that had just been mowed
Man I wish you'd just left me alone
Cause I was almost home

Then he said,"I was comin' round the barn"
Bout the time he grabbed my arm
When I heard Momma holler son hurry up
I was close enough for my own nose
To smell fresh cobbler on the stove
When I saw daddy loadin' up the truck
Cane poles on the tailgate
Bobbers blowin' in the wind
Since July of '55
That's as close as I've been

He said,"I just climbed out of a cottonwood tree"
I was runin' from some honey bees
Drip dryin' in the summer breeze
After jumpin' into Calico creek
I was walkin' down an old dirt road
Past a field of hay that had just been mowed
Man I wish you'd just left me alone
Cause I was almost home

I said,"old man you're gonna freeze to death"
Let me drive you to a mission
He said,"Boy if you left me alone
Right now I'd be fishin'

He said,"I just climbed out of a cottonwood tree"
I was runin' from some honey bees
Drip dryin' in the summer breeze
After jumpin' into Calico creek
I was walkin' down an old dirt road
Past a field of hay that had just been mowed
Man I wish you'd just left me alone
Cause I was almost home

Man I wish you'd just left me alone
Cause I was almost home (Almost Home)

Man I wish you'd just left me alone
I wish almost home


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"Almost Home" as written by Kerry Kurt Phillips Craig Morgan

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    General CommentAnother country song that makes me wanna cry, well in fact I did...I am.
    bear_hug20on December 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthey played this song at my cousins funeral. i havent ever been the same since. i cant even listen to it and its been over a year
    sebsteron November 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDifferent thoughts about home: Heaven or your actual home; the sweet childhood memories long ago? I see it as a sad reminder of what used to be and going back to those simple times. I wish I could go home.
    free2beyouandmeon August 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentA definite tear-jerker. There is a lot you can take from it. Maybe his idea of dying and going to heaven was to meet his mom and dad at the age he loved most... and go fishing. Maybe he just wanted to finish the dream... or maybe he wanted to be left alone so he could die in peace. In that sense, the song is perfect.
    tigertales2002on June 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful. It's about a homeless man whose life is gard, and he's remembering what it used to be. He's lying outside in the cold to die, in hopes of going "home" in Heaven where he can feel like his old self again. In my opinion, this is one of the best songs of all time.
    ilovekelly75on December 02, 2010   Link

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