Have you been wearing holes in your boots out there
Have you been kicking bones in the desert sand
There's a wolf inside the cave and another in the clouds
I've seen them chewing on, on the shadows in your eyes

And it's here at home I wait for your wanders to be still
Oh it's here at home I wait for your wanders to be still
And I wont drag my feet in whatever dirt you track in
No I wont drag my feet in whatever dirt you track in

Will you look at me when your face shows the lines of years
While you've been away I have needed your strong hands
California hills will surely welcome us back home
But the way toward the crop of gold is not far from the snow
Oh, the way toward the crop of gold is not far from the snow

And it's here at home I wait for your wanders to be still
Oh it's here at home I wait for your wanders to be still
And I wont drag my feet in whatever dirt you track in
No I wont drag my feet in whatever dirt you track in


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    General Commentthis is possibly the most beautiful song alela has written.
    Briana.Noelon February 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentGood day everybody,
    Personally I struggle with anxiety and worry, conversely I fall into slothful behavior and laziness. I believe this song in a round about way expresses the need for getting in touch with god in a way, it is about being who you are supposed to be. As many of Alela's songs this is about a a 19th century Western man, the song is sung by his wife. In a literal sense he is looking for gold out west while she stays at home alone. This is her call to him to come back home, expressing that the riches he longs for (gold) are really the family life that she longs for - the real fruits that this man will enjoy are being close personally "California hills will surely welcome us back home
    But the way toward the crop of gold is not far from the snow
    Oh, the way toward the crop of gold is not far from the snow"
    In a more symbolic sense this song , and most of Alela's, are about letting go of material worries and being happy with what we have, and being grateful for our lives as they are and accepting our material possessions without striving for more. Alela's songs are about opening our eyes to out bounty in front of us, not what our mind or selfish nature tells us. :) I long to live at peace like this, it is very tricky as the material world is omnipresent. Thank you for reading my comment.

    mkelly87on December 26, 2010   Link

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