"Homeward, These Shoes" as written by and Samuel Ervin Beam....
Homeward the new road meanders
Washed out the old road as to what did I bring
Flowers, a verse about springtime

Perchance in the treeline she's awaiting for me
Homeward these shoes worn to paper
Thin as the reason I left here so young
Homeward and what if I see her

There in the doorway I walked away from
White house asleep on the hillside
Firm as a habit I struggled to shed
Homeward with heaven above me
Old road behind me, a door up ahead

Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher

"Homeward, These Shoes" as written by Samuel Ervin Beam

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    General CommentIt's about a son leaving home and then returning - perhaps the parable about the Prodigal Son.
    The "old road" is being washed away - all the bad things he's done and all the trouble he's been in is being forgotten with his return home. "Shoes worn to paper" stands for all that he's been through in the time he's been gone. It's clearly been a long time. He's looking forward to coming home, back to what he used to know, but at the same time, he's scared and nervous.
    ohadelaideon December 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe hopes that his past lady-friend is still up for it.

    True love waits.
    jed kingstonon October 23, 2017   Link

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