"You're not coming home tonight" as written by and Klara Maria S�derberg....
Yeah you cooked his dinners
You raised his children
Still he's not satisfied
He says "I'd rather switch with you
You don't know how hard it is
To work from 9 to 5"

But he speaks with his eyes closed
And even though you're not all alone
He's never there to be with you
And you remember when you were young
When life was new and it was fun
Now every corner's filled with dust

But you're not coming home tonight

You just took the train
And you left without a wave
Figured he'd never let you leave anyway
And now you're sitting on that train
Seeing life in a new way
And every forest sings a song

One for the heartbroken lovers
And one for the dreamers
And then there's one just for you
The winds been humming on it all day
Ans the soil lies awake
Waiting for it's drum solo

'Cause you're not coming home tonight

The ship is sailing
I'll meet you on the other side
The future's unclear
But hopefully it will be fine

You're not coming home tonight

Lyrics submitted by winterisalloveryou

"You're Not Coming Home Tonight" as written by Klara Maria Soederberg Klara Maria S�derberg

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  • +2
    General Commenti like the way the lyrics are presented. there's no grandeur, no descriptive words. they don't tell the listener what to feel. instead, they give a simple situation, and let the listener's own creativity do the rest. let him form his own emotions.

    the lyrics are even more powerful because the instrumental is minimal- basically a showcase for the story being told. there's no complexity to sway the listener's reaction one way or another.

    the elements all come together so well. :)
    andheron October 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe that it's about either a daughter/son who is upset with her/his father. Or it can also be about a wife with an ungreatful and unloving husband.
    The way I can relate to it is how my father never has time with me, only when I was a little kid. Now when he works alot more and has six other children, I'm the one who gets to take care of them alot. Then whenever I take the flight back home to mom, I see life in a new way. I don't know what the future has to bring, but hopefully things between me and my father will be fine. Yeah, wow, I can REALLY relate to this. Great song, all so very sentimental.
    albionsailoron September 06, 2008   Link

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