"Coming Home" as written by Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy....
As I peel away
All the years of pain
I discovered what's been all along
You were so right
I was so wrong

Every shooting star
They all fall so hard
They all fade like a played out song
Now is the time
Before all is lost

I'm coming home
I'm coming home

So I'm coming home
Lost on a road I don't belong
I'll rest my song
I'm so alone
Far from the streets I call my own
I'm coming home

Rushing back to me
As the city sleeps
So afraid of what I will find

Memories they haunt
From deep inside

Every broken man
Comes to understand
that he'll never find paradise
When all that he wants
Was there all the time

I'm coming home
I'm coming home

So I'm coming home
Lost on a road I don't belong
I'll rest my song
I'm so alone
Far from the streets I call my own

So I'm coming home
Back to a world left long ago
And now I know
I'm coming home
I'll find my way back
I'm letting go
I'm coming home

We come to find
What we take for granted
Keeps us alive in the end

So don't let time
Leave you empty handed
Reach out tonight and make amends

So I'm coming home
Back to the place where I belong
I'll rest my song
I'm so alone
Far from the streets I call my own

So I'm coming home
Back to a world left long ago
Now I know
I'm coming home
I'll find my way back
I'm coming home
I'm coming home


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"Coming Home" as written by Chris Phillips David Liam Mccormack

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    General CommentThis one of the best songs I've ever heard. I think the main idea is that: there is no place like home.
    toporikon October 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about someone who becomes ready for his death in a night, how he can see the real truth of everything, all the opportunities he has lost in his life and now how he sees the afterlife the place he's really belong, his real home.

    i just wish i could say in words how much i love this song. the chorus is so..so..amazing with unbelievable guitar work.

    in fact the new album is so amazing that i can't really hope for one specific track to be a single, But this song is the blazing star of the album, the comet. i hope it to be so.

    *>
    ColdenScenceon October 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell it's obviously about "coming home", but I like to interpret it as more of a journey within ourselves to come back to who we really are, rather than a physical place. Cool song either way.
    cloudy eyeon August 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHere's my attempt:

    Verse 1: The singer realizes that someone at home has been right all these years about something.

    Verse 2: Aspiring stars (musical artists, in particular) eventually fall, and the singer needs to return home before it's too late and he is not welcomed there any more.

    Verse 3: The singer is afraid of how things at home may have changed, since he has been gone so long.

    Verse 4: The singer realizes that all he truly wanted was his family/home and not being a famous/wealthy/etc. superstar.

    The rest of the song is fairly self-explanatory, I think. In general, I think the song says that we shouldn't take our homes/families for granted, because they will be there for us in the future when other things aren't:
    "We come to find
    What we take for granted
    Keeps us alive in the end

    So don't let time
    Leave you empty handed.
    Reach out tonight and make amends"
    fireToSteel0423on October 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm guessing its just about wanting to go home.
    I mean bands do tour alot, and its easy to feel out of place, and think about memories and stuff.
    Thraceon December 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI teach/chair a Christian 12 Step group and use music to reach people. Coming Home was a perfect fit.

    Coming Home

    As I peel away
    All the years of pain
    I discovered what's been all along
    You were so right
    I was so wrong

    Admitting that there is a problem. That God is right and you are wrong. Only He can restore you.

    Every shooting star
    They all fall so hard
    They all fade like a played out song
    Now is the time
    Before all is lost
    I'm coming home
    I'm coming home
    So I'm coming home
    Lost on a road I don't belong
    I'll rest my song
    I'm so alone
    Far from the streets I call my own

    I'm coming home

    I imagine the Prodigal on the walk home. He has given up, put down his wandering song, but still must travel that humbling journey home.

    Rushing back to me
    As the city sleeps
    So afraid of what I will find
    Memories they haunt
    From deep inside

    All the things that drag us under, that hinder our progress home; fear. In the dark hours, all alone the accuser tries to crush us. What if those that we return to do not accept us back?

    Every broken man
    Comes to understand
    that he'll never find paradise
    When all that he wants
    Was there all the time

    I'm coming home
    I'm coming home

    So I'm coming home
    Lost on a road I don't belong
    I'll rest my song
    I'm so alone
    Far from the streets I call my own

    So I'm coming home
    Back to a world left long ago
    And now I know
    I'm coming home
    I'll find my way back
    I'm letting go
    I'm coming home

    Triumphant declaration; "Now I know, I'm coming Home, I'll find my way back!"

    We come to find
    What we take for granted
    Keeps us alive in the end

    God is our source, we live breathe, and move in Him and He in us.

    So don't let time
    Leave you empty handed
    Reach out tonight and make amends

    Make amends to the King. NOW! He RUNS to meet you!

    So I'm coming home
    Back to the place where I belong
    I'll rest my song
    I'm so alone
    Far from the streets I call my own

    So I'm coming home
    Back to a world left long ago
    Now I know
    I'm coming home
    I'll find my way back
    I'm coming home
    I'm coming home
    BUKon November 05, 2009   Link
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    General Commentas with all brilliant songs, the lyrics can mean something different to each of us but still touch us equally deeply.
    "Coming Home" has become one of my all time favourite songs and the lyrics make me miss my old house and neighborhood.
    the verse- Every broken man
    Comes to understand
    That he'll never find paradise
    When all that he wants
    Was there all the time
    is one of the great verses of rock n roll.
    MYLES YOU ROCK!!
    marcs5on January 13, 2011   Link

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