"Temporary Home" as written by Luke Robert Laird, Zachary David Maloy and Carrie Underwood....
Little boy, six years old
A little too used to bein' alone
Another new mom and dad, another school
Another house that'll never be home
When people ask him how he likes this place
He looks up and says with a smile upon his face

"This is my temporary home
It's not where I belong
Windows in rooms that I'm passin' through
This is just a stop, on the way to where I'm going
I'm not afraid because I know this is my
Temporary home."

Young mom on her own
She needs a little help got nowhere to go
She's lookin' for a job, lookin' for a way out
'Cause a half-way house will never be a home
At night she whispers to her baby girl
Someday we'll find a place here in this world

"This is our temporary home
It's not where we belong
Windows in rooms that we're passin' through
This is just a stop, on the way to where we're going
I'm not afraid because I know this is our
Temporary Home."

Old man, hospital bed
The room is filled with people he loves
And he whispers don't cry for me
I'll see you all someday
He looks up and says "I can see God's face"

"This is my temporary Home
It's not where I belong
Windows in rooms that I'm passin' through
This was just a stop, on the way to where I'm going
I'm not afraid because I know this was
My temporary home."

This is our temporary home


Lyrics submitted by onthefinishline

"Temporary Home" as written by Luke Laird Zac Maloy

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    General CommentThis is another sad but beautiful song. It's about how these people are experiencing bad times in their lives but one day they'll be free from that. It's about how earth is just a temporary home, and heaven is our real home.
    Simplethings18on December 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI really like this song. I've been through so much the past year and this song reminds me that everything I went through, was all part of finding who I am and where I will go.
    idolfreak17on January 04, 2010   Link
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    General Commentaww this song is so sad :(
    Roseanne13on November 18, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song means a lot to me. I always think that I can be more than what I am now, I can go anywhere in this world, go to better places and expand my potential. I want to be the best, I want to fly and be the top of the rest. And when things get really bad, I listen to this song, and I realize this place is just my temporary home, and someday I'll find my place in this world...
    faridasusantyon December 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this is a great song and Carrie Underwood has an amazing voice and from my cousin first introduced me to her I have become a fan.

    In my opinion I think it is great that she is taking three serious but different people that are facing something big in their life and they know that something better will come because it is just temporary what they are going through.

    For me - my opinion....

    The first part of the song is about a little boy in foster care that has been moved through the system and has no joy in finding a family home to stay and call his own. He has to move and get use to another family, attend a new school closer to that new home and get use to another home. He has learnt this is all part of the system and so he knows it will not be forever. Someday he will find that home and family he is looking for either long term fostering or adoption or he will make it on his own when he is old enough.

    The second part is a young mum with a baby on her own life is hard she has no one else around to help her out she feels alone and looks at her baby knowing that some day life will get better and she will do her best to provide for her child and make sure that history does not repeat with someone she carried and loves more than anything in this world. She knows this is temporary and has a plan to make it better.

    The last part of the song about the man in the hospital dying not wanting his family to cry over him because this life is temporary there is no such this as forever on this earth. He knows it is his time and he wants his family to be strong. He sees the light and knows his life is only ending on this earth but he is going home to God where forever does exist.

    Great song.
    predictabledreamson February 20, 2010   Link
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    General Commentwhen I watch the video, tears start rolling down my face when Carrie walks in the hospital to see that old man in bed.

    That part always hits me the most... When I went back home to visit my grandma a year before she actually past away, we were having a goodbye party for my mom and I, we were leaving that night. My grandma had parkinsons and alzeihmers, when it was time to say goodbye to my family, I went to say goodbye to my grandma and there she was, lying in bed, fast asleep. I wanted to say goodbye to her, but I didnt want to wake her up. I gave her a hug and kissed her on the cheek and said, 'Bye, Na, I love you' I never knew that those would be the last words I'd say to her, but they were.....she past away a year right after we left.
    vivelefrancaison March 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentBecause Carrie is a known Christian, I feel like this song is about how every situation, every place, every person, and everything here on Earth is simply temporary.
    whoaaitsHEATHERon April 28, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song shows from the worst situations to the best, don't worry about what you go through on Earth because this is not where you are going to be staying forever. Earth is only temporary, your eternal home is Heaven.

    I absolutely love this song. One of my faves on her new CD.
    bwkeys88on June 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentEarth is just our temporary home.Were all an alien here.HEAVEN is our real home.It's where we all belong.:>But still as we find our own way to our destination we've got to face the hardship well encounter along the way.Be strong.At the end of the road you'll find the comfort and true love.:)

    --I guess that's what the song wants us understand.:)This is an actually awesome and great song.:D.One of the best.:)
    mariel1129on October 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love this song...It's just amazing the whole way through. The best part for me personally is the third verse about the old man...it's obvious what it's about....how this earth is not our home for eternity. kinda reminds me of that song Wayfaring Stranger!
    Also is a reminder...Where will you spend eternity?
    savedbygrace36on November 26, 2010   Link

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