"On My Way Back Home" as written by and Benjamin Bridwell....
On my way back home, by chance I thought of
All my favorite songs, where I'd gone wrong
The only words that I could think of
I'm pissing my life away in the form of a song
On my way back home

Every step, a victory it was
I was cheating death, just in time I woke
My memories start to wander off
Come to me, the remembrance of
On my way back home

I came in this way and here now I'll stay
If the unknown have to wait one more day
There's often times that it comes out wrong
But luckily I, I got a mind to know
On my way back home


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"On My Way Back Home" as written by Benjamin Bridwell

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    General CommentThanks for the lyrics!

    This song reminds me of the setting of the movie Adventureland.....sort of the teenage youth in small town America.
    Cyberghoston April 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe tile of this song is "On My Way Back Home". I was just about to resubmit the lyrics when I noticed this hiding down the list. Also, a small correction: "word" in the 5th line should be "words".
    negatyveon April 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOn my way back home
    a chance I thought of
    all my favorite songs
    and where I'd gone wrong
    the only words that I could think of
    I'm pissing my life away in the form of a song
    On my way back home

    Every step
    a victory it was
    I was cheating death
    And just in time I would
    My memory would start to wander off
    and come to me
    the remembrance of on my way back home

    I came in this way
    in here now I'll stay
    If the unknown will have to wait one more day
    'Cause often times then it comes out wrong
    but luckily I got a mind to know
    On my way back home



    haha, sorry I posted it twice.
    ericuon May 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest song from the Infinite Arms album. It reminds me of my childhood and makes me want to visit the place where I grew up. Miss it, but love the song.
    les25on August 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song though very similar to the Beach Boys song 'slope john B'. listen to it you'll see what i meant
    ROCCOFXon January 09, 2011   Link
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    General CommentFrontman Ben Bridwell (From The Skinny): "A lot of people reference the Beach Boys with this song without us even telling them that when we went to mix it we actually went to the studio where the Beach Boys recorded Pet Sounds."
    FloridaGuyon October 10, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI kind of think the line in the second verse is, "I was cheating death, and just in time I won." This lyric says 'would' and a bunch of other sites say 'woke.' In context, I think 'won' is most appropriate. Love the song!!!
    peta32387on January 08, 2013   Link

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