"Better Be Home Soon" as written by and Neil Finn....
Somewhere deep inside
Something's got a hold on you
And it's pushing me aside
See it stretch on forever

I know I'm right
For the first time in my life
That's why I tell you
You'd better be home soon

Stripping back the coats
Of lies and deception
Back to nothingness
Like a week in the desert

I know I'm right
For the first time in my life
That's why I tell you
You'd better be home soon

So don't say no
Don't say nothing's wrong
Cause when you get back home
Maybe I'll be gone

It would cause me pain
If we were to end it
But I could start again
You can depend on it

I know I'm right
For the first time in my life
That's why I tell you
You'd better be home soon
That's why I tell you
You'd better be home soon


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"Better Be Home Soon" as written by Neil Mullane Finn

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    General Commentthis song reminds me of a woman whose husband is always away or very private and always messing up.possibly a song about his wife written in the voice of his wife trying to understand her view.i could be wrong.
    kaatrienon April 18, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt reminds of "Got a man on your mind " by The Little River Band...
    Neil is a great songwriter.
    Thia007on December 01, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo offence, but I really don't think that you can guess the meaning of this song. It could've been written in so many situations, that you just can't tell, why it was written, or who it was written to!
    renzo131on April 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is saying sorry. It is a story kinda, and he is saying that he knows that he hasn't been honest "striping back the coats of lies and deceiption" And the husband and wife are now seperated, but he is saying, come home, it is his way of saying "I love you"
    renzo131on April 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttheir are a thousand meanings to this song.im only giving one .its all relative.
    kaatrienon June 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPersonally, I think that the song sounds like the song's analysis in itself. If that makes any sense. The lyrics do sound analytical of something, be it what it may. And I shan't speculate.
    Bobo192on June 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti don't mean to be offensive kaatrien but in your first message it says the male in the relationship is the one "straying" but it could be the other way. i am female btw, i just made that observation. i don't know what this song means really but i like it.
    katoxon June 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSad, bittersweet, love, betrayal, loneliness, and determination. How could it not be a good song? Beyond that, Neil knows what it's about, but perhaps not many others.
    enchiridionon June 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentPersonally what I se in this song, is that its about someone in a relationship who does'nt trust their partner..like they think that thier partner is cheating on them and they are saying "you better be home soon" or I will know that your cheating on me...

    "So don't say no, don't say nothing's wrong
    Cos when you get back home maybe I'll be gone"

    but he is also saying that he's strong enough to get over it..and strong enough to leave if he's being used
    vera1234on September 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIts metaphorical - it is sung from the point of view of someone in a relationship whose ptr is absent - not physically absent. "Somewhere deep inside
    Something's got a hold on you
    And it's pushing me aside"
    Its about being honest in a relationship and sharing yourself with your ptr rather than pushing your ptr aside. He is basically saying the relationship will be over if she continues to be 'absent' from the relationship
    I dont believe its specifically about cheating or dishonesty; i think its generally about relationships and sharing yourself with your ptr and being "present". That is my take on it anyway.
    MidNiteOilon February 26, 2005   Link

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