"If You Would Come Back Home" as written by and William Fitzsimmons....
There's room between your heart
And the chair where I've been sleeping
The place that we called home
Will someday watch you leaving

There's room between today
And the last time that I saw you
The pictures in my brain
Will fade until I lose you

If you would come back home
We could start all over
If you would come back home
I swear it would be better

There's room left in the house
There's food still in the pantry
I could fix you lunch
Or take you out for coffee

If you would come back home
We could start all over
If you would come back home
I swear it would be better

Call the surgeon (If you would come back home)
Mend the pieces (If you would come back home)
Call the surgeon (If you would come back home)
Mend the pieces (If you would come back home)
Call the surgeon (If you would come back home)
Mend the pieces (If you would come back home)
Call the surgeon (If you would come back home)
Mend the pieces (If you would come back home)


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"If You Would Come Back Home" as written by William Fitzsimmons

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    General Commentthis song is tragic in such a brutally honest way. nothing about this song is contrived, just a simple request. i think the meaning is effectively conveyed.
    ahBon November 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe ending refrain of this song, "call the surgeon / mend the pieces," just kills me. Pure emotion.
    crystalynn84on June 18, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song was written about his divorce...

    It's about two individual's sharing a life together and one of them leaving, and the other waiting up in sense for the other one because he can't bare the thought of sleeping in "their bed" without her. Then it goes on to say that he hasn't seen her in awhile, and that as much as he wants to remember everything he loves about this girl. He knows that with time, he'll forget the little things about her. Like her exact scent, or the way her voice sounded or the echo in her laugh. He hates the thought of this, and wishes she would come back 'home' and knowing that if she doses 'everything will become better' this time.
    alyxxxxon April 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love this album because all the songs tell one story together- so amazing!

    This particular installment is a plea to the subject's estranged wife. Simply asking for a chance to "start all over".

    This entire song is so moving- but the one line that sticks out to me is the "and the chair where I've been sleeping" line. This break up was due to cheating on the Male's part. I find it painfully ironic that he cannot bring himself to sleep in the bed that he cheated on his wife in.
    RayneQueenon March 02, 2009   Link
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    General Comment(Track 4 from the album The Sparrow and the Crow —.)

    This song details the internal bargaining for reconciliation that begins when both spouses feel exceptionally alone, yet the both occupy the building that once made a home. The opening line strikes an appropriately disharmonic chord to those who, while enduring the anguish of marital dissolution, sleep further and further from their spouse and closer and closer to the periphery of the bed until the edge becomes an edge too narrow. In the reticent hours of early morning the bed’s edge rejects the nocturnal drifter and the inanimate arms of a chair welcomes him; an island for the castaway set adrift by his deep remorse and his wife’s inconsolable soul-barricade.
    fusilladeon April 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFirst please excuse my english you all out there, but i just wanted to write that with "the chair where i am sleeping" he is building up the picture of a hospital, someone waiting for hours on the chair next to the bed of the (dying?) love. And in the end with the call for the surgeon he is back in the hospital again. I like that a lot.
    Greetings from germany
    asbearon November 21, 2009   Link
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    My Opinionthe part in the song

    There's room between today
    And the last time that I saw you
    The pictures in my brain
    Will fade until I lose you

    it's so heart breaking. i think this song is about his dying wife. and when he sings "the pictures in my brain will fade until i lose you" it makes me so sad. because you don't wanna forget. you don't want to forget how the person you love smells, how she laughs, the sound of her voice, her touch, the times you spent together, the memories that bind you together. but as time comes you start to forget => "there's room between today and the last time that i saw you". and you try to remember, but it will fade away with every day.

    that's the part of the song that touches me the most.
    sry for my bad english, i'm german..
    kloikeefon January 25, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti relate this to something i'm experiencing as we speak. my girlfriend is in illinois, and i'm in asia and i'm trying to get back to her, but the u.s embassy isn't letting me get my student visa so i can finish my studies in the u.s. this is in her perspective. and sadly this doesn't make me feel better, just realize the situation more. and it makes me sad because i want to get back to her, and she's wanting me to come back home (her heart) so we can start over again. it could mean something different, but this is how i relate it to me.
    buttonsisoncrackon January 28, 2010   Link

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