"Homecoming (feat. Chris Martin)" as written by Antony Von Williams, Antony Von Williams, Warryn S. ...
I'm coming home again
Do you think about me now and then?
Do you think about me now and then?
'Cause I'm coming home again

I met this girl when I was 3 years old
And what I loved most she had so much soul
She said "Excuse me lil homey, I know you don't know me
But, my name is Windy and I like to blow trees"
And from that point I never blow her off
Niggas come from out of town, I like to show her off
They like to act tough, she like to tow 'em off
And make 'em straighten up their hat 'cause she know they soft
And when I grew up she showed me how to go downtown
In the nighttime her face lit up, so astounding
I told her in my heart is where she'll always be
She never messed with entertainers 'cause they always leave
She said it felt like they walked and drove on me
Knew I was gang affiliated, got on TV and told on me
I guess that's why last winter she got so cold on me
She said "'Ye, keep making that keep making that platinum and gold for me!"

I'm coming home again
Do you think about me now and then?
Do you think about me now and then?
'Cause I'm coming home again
Do you think about me now and then?
Do you think about me now and then?
'Cause I'm coming home again
Maybe we can start again

But if you really cared for her
Then you wouldn't have never hit the airport to follow your dreams
Sometimes I still talk to her, but when I talk to her
It always seems like she talking 'bout me
She said, "You left your kids, and they just like you
They want to rap and make soul beats just like you
But they just not you" and I just got through
Talking 'bout what niggas tryna do, just not new
Now everybody got the game figured out all wrong
I guess you never know what you got 'til it's gone
I guess that's why I'm here and I can't come back home
And guess when I heard that? When I was back home
Every interview I'm representing you, making you proud
Reach for the stars so if you fall, you land on a cloud
Jump in the crowd, spark your lighters, wave 'em around
If you don't know by now, I'm talking 'bout Chi-Town!

I'm coming home again
Do you think about me now and then?
Do you think about me now and then?
'Cause I'm coming home again

Maybe you, do you remember when?
Fireworks at Lake Michigan
Oh, now I'm coming home again
Maybe you, do you remember when?
Fireworks at Lake Michigan
Oh, now I'm coming home again
Maybe we can start again


Lyrics submitted by laymon

"Homecoming" as written by Kanye West Antony Williams

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  • +3
    My InterpretationThis song is Kanye describing his relationship with Chicago, the city, which is personified as Wendy, a play on words, Windy, as in the windy city.

    "Excuse me little homie, I know you don't know me
    But my name is Wendy, and yo, I like to blow trees"

    Kanye leaves to pursue his dreams, but he always has Chicago in his heart.


    "If you don't know by now, I'm talkin' bout Chi-town"

    ammanita09on April 05, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis is poetry
    ADimeADexteron November 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think he puts this song on every album cause it's something he always comes back to. when we was 3 his parents divorced and he moved with him mom to chi town. it's about trying to reconnect with his first true love and he can never stop thinking about it. the thoughts like the song may change little by little over time, but it's something that will always be with him.
    andehackson September 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAlanzo, do you even know what the word "pessimistic" means? If anything, the beat is an optimistic one, you do know what that word means right?
    ksuds08on September 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'Home' is definitely better than this version.
    Kreegahon September 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhy is this same song in all his albums?
    gugooseon September 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like it; the piano riff is so pessimistic sounding...
    AlanzoBon September 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is a very nice tribute to Chicago :-). I think Chris Martin did a good job contributing to this song. The part towards the end where he sings "lo-ee-ohh-ee-ohh" reminds me of the old song by The Police, called "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic." Sting makes a very similar sound at the end of that song.
    capricorn773on September 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBorrowed the entire idea and some lyrics from Common's "I used to live H.E.R." in case you didn't know
    nfsweon September 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, good call nfswe, I was gonna mention that this is a sick homage to a fellow Chicago rapper, Common and his song "I used to love H.E.R.".
    mendeljgon September 13, 2007   Link

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