"Far From Home" as written by Zoltan Bathory, Ivan Moody, Matthew Snell, Jeremy Spencer, Thomas Jason Grinstead and Kevin Churko....
Another day in this carnival of souls
Another nights ends, end as quickly as it goes
The memories are shadows; ink on the page
And I can't seem to find my way home

And it's almost like
Your heaven's trying everything
Your heaven's trying everything
To keep me out

All the places I've been and things I've seen
A million stories that made up a million shattered dreams
The faces of people I'll never see again
And I can't seem to find my way home

Cause it's almost like
Your heaven's trying everything
To break me down
Cause it's almost like
Your heaven's trying everything
To keep me out

Cause it's almost like
Your heaven's trying everything
To break me down
Cause it's almost like
Your heaven's trying everything
Your heaven's trying everything
To break me down
To break me down

To break me down
Your heavens trying everything
Your heavens trying everything
To break me, down


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"Far from Home" as written by Zoltan Bathory, Ivan Moody, Matthew Snell, Jeremy Spencer, Thomas Jason Grinstead, Kevin Churko

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  • +3
    General CommentThinking of this album as more for the troops- It's called War is the Answer and has several obviously dedicated to them- you could almost relate this to the troops that come back and can't re-assimilate to normal everyday life.
    Like this:

    All the places I've been and things I've seen
    A million stories that made up a million shatered dreams
    The faces of people I'll never see again
    And I can't seem to find my way home

    and could heaven be like normal life?
    tpka56on September 26, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIn my opinion, I think this is through a soldier's point of view. But I also believe it could have multiple meanings.

    Another day in this carnival of souls
    Another night settles in as quickly as it goes
    The memories are shadows ink on the page
    And I can't seem to find my way home

    Carnival of souls represent's the other troops. Days seem to go by quickly, and the "memories are shadows ink on the page" represent the fact that this soldier has been away from his family for so long that his memories are blurred and obscured, to the point that the letters he receives from his family is just "ink" on a piece of paper.

    All the places I've been and things I've seen
    A million stories that made up a million shattered dreams
    The faces of people I'll never see again
    And I can't seem to find my way home

    Being a soldier and traveling through a different country/countries and seeing or witnessing things other's who aren't in your position will never see or experience, whether it be good or bad experiences. "A million stories that made up a million shattered dreams" could imply soldiers who have lost their lives and can no longer have dreams, hopes, and ambitions of returning home. "The faces of people, I'll never see again", may mean meeting new people, whether it be other soldiers or civilians that you connected or build a special bond with, you'll more than likely never see again for whatever reason. "And I can't seem to find my way home" is pretty self explanatory, a soldier not being able to return home.

    That's one of my interpretations. It could also be about acceptance and not being able to fit in with society, family or friends. "Another day in this carnival of souls", another day in this world of people who don't acknowledge "my" existence. "Another day settles in as quickly as it goes" could mean life is passing this person by, and this person continues living as an outcast. "And I can't seem to find my way home" could also mean "I" can't seem to find the place where I belong, fit in, or where "I'm" finally accepted.
    XLostInMyThoughtsXon May 13, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti can relate alot to this songs lyrics... sometimes i feel like Ivan is saying what i've been trying to say for years.

    very deep song... soft and balled esque... but its bad-ass either way... break out the lighters for this one.
    Dasmuseon September 18, 2009   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningPersonally, I think its about a guy how has tried everything to prove their love for a girl and the girl still doesn't love them back the way the he'd hoped.
    And he feels alone.

    But songs have many meaings and I love the one for our troops.
    God Bless Them. :)
    jashley241on May 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGood god I love this song. Sometimes I just feel like I can't figure out or get anything right in my life. No matter what I do or who I talk to, it seems like nothing will let me. This is a ridiculous song that I just can't stop listening to.
    bigredvan14on September 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDamn, that's a good jam.
    JHoffaon February 19, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGuitarist Zoltan Bathory told Metal Hammer about this song's evolution: "We'd been kicking this song around for over a year, and we did record an early version of it, but somehow we couldn't quite get it to gel. That can happen with songs – you're not sure about them to start them, and then they grow into something special, which is really what happened with 'The Bleeding'… I mean, that only just scraped onto the first album! Then Kevin (Churko, producer) heard 'Far From Home', which is kind of a ballad I guess, and he encouraged us to work on it some more, and today of course I'm really glad we did. We changed the structure, added some strings, and generally moved the track up to a whole new level."
    FloridaGuyon October 11, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationIn my opinion, this song is from the perspective of a soldier who is "far from home." When I say "far from home," I mean that it can be either a physical, mental, or emotional detachment that the person is feeling and suffering from. Although I have never served and can only imagine what a soldier may go through, these lyrics have deep meaning behind them. I have heard about instances when a soldier returns home and still feels distant from his/her loved ones. War takes a toll on everything and everyone. That's why it's great to see that this band writes awesome songs like this. I think this is a very talented band and this is one of my favorite songs by them. I also like the version with the acoustic guitar more versus the one that is all electric. Just my liking though. Two thumbs way up.
    Mikey411on April 04, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat Song. I think it's about whose lost metaphorically and can't seem to get themselves out of a rut.
    AGumbyon September 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with tpka56, this album is for our soldiers. This, Bulletproof, the Bad Company cover to me all relate to our soldiers. This is another example of which:

    "Another day in this carnival of souls
    Another night's sands end as quickly as it goes
    The memories are shadows, ink on the page
    And I can't seem to find my way home"

    The Another night's sands end dealing with the troops in the Middle East and the region. The memories are shadows, ink on the page, is like the soldier writing back home to either their wife/husband and families. And it just seems like it will never end over there.

    Much respect to our troops and family of the United States of America. Thank you.
    NegativeFuckingOneon September 27, 2009   Link

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