"Home Again" as written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin....
I'm counting on a memory to get me out of here
I'm waiting for the fog around this spooky little town to clear
All this time I spent being someone else's friend
Just one more time, for old time's sake I'd like to go back home again
The world had seven wonders once upon a time

It's sure enough the favored nations aided their decline
And all around me I've seen times like it was back when
But like back then, I'd say a men if I could get back home again

If I could go back home, if I could go back home
If I'd never left, I'd never have known
We all dream of leaving, but wind up in the end
Spending all our time trying to get back home again

Could have been a jailbreak and a spotlight hitting me
Or was I just some nightclub singer, back in nineteen sixty three
In the old part of Valencia, on the coast of Spain
Never tiring once of hearing songs about going home again

If I could go back home, if I could go back home
If I'd never left, I'd never have known
We all dream of leaving, but wind up in the end
Spending all our time trying to get back home again

If I could go back home,
If I'd never left, I'd never have known
We all dream of leaving, but wind up in the end
Spending all our time trying to get back home again


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"Home Again" as written by Elton John Bernie Taupin

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    My InterpretationThis is my favorite song because of how I interpret its meaning. I think this song is about loss of innocence and an existential crisis. I'm at the age where I am experiencing both these things, and so this song holds special meaning for me. The lyrics "I'm counting on a memory to get me out of here" refer to the memories of childhood or other precious times in life that we don't want to leave behind. "I'm waiting for the fog around this spooky little town to clear" to me stand for depression, and the waiting for it to pass, whether by safely standing by or by deliberately self harming. "We all dream of leaving but wind up in the end/spending all our time trying to get back home again" refer to the longing for a break from all the stress of life and waiting for death to provide relief, but at the same time, not wanting death to take you. I also see this song as a sort of wistful longing for a childhood home. Maybe it's because I first heard this song in my childhood hometown in New England on vacation from my current home in Florida. Either way, this song is so sad to me because it speaks to me on a deep emotional level. Everyone has a different interpretation, though, so whether you see it the same way as I do or not, that's perfectly okay.
    DaughterOfInleon October 18, 2015   Link

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