Called in sick to work today, I couldn't have gotten a damn thing done anyhow.

Made myself some coffee and I listened to the rain rattling leaves, yeah.

I told myself there's nothing wrong and stared right through the paper for a
long, long time

Stuck inside your dream so long it wears you down and grows you cold....and
that's a fact

Cold light comes to clear the fog away from time to time....it'll be back soon

I used to think that justice had to rule for happy lives, but now I'm not so
sure at all

Come home
Why don't you come home I could not remember why you left
And I'd rather been happy than right this time

Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba

Called my dad to check in and to maybe find some common sense...more or less

He says common sense is such a scam, and I'm like 'Dad, what do you mean?, oh'

He says you're either wrong or right and life will go on either way, whatever
you chose....but I know...

That anger's all right..and bitterness no.

Cold uncontrollably sad, and unable to let it go.

And it should be as easy as telling a scab from a scar
Well I don't know (repeats x6)

Called in sick to work today I couldn't have gotten a damn thing done



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"Come Home" as written by Robert Johnson

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    General Commentthis is a great song. I guess not too many people can relate? none-the-less it is a great song.
    tukoon May 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a great song for relationships on the rocks... I sang this to my ex when we were fighting and it actually worked... unfortunately not a second time around.
    Nonetheless a terrific song
    .one.last.try.on June 14, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"you're either wrong or right and life will go another way, whatever you chose...."
    great line, this song makes me cry and smile.
    lovemotionstoryon June 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI really don't like the dismemberment plan....but for some reason I really like this song....it's just so mellow.
    Thursdayloveon January 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe last guy completed butchered the lyrics to this song. This is by ear again, but about 10 times as accurate.

    Called in sick to work today,
    I couldn't have gotten a damn thing done....but anyhow
    Made myself some coffee and I listened to the rain rattle the leaves, yeah.
    I Told myself there's nothing wrong and stared right through the paper for a long, long time
    Stuck inside your dream so long it wears you down, it grows you old....and that's a fact
    Cold light comes to clear the fog away from time to time....but it'll be back soon
    Used to think that justice had to root for happy lives, but now I'm not so sure at all

    Come home
    Why don’t you come home?
    I could not remember why you left
    And I’d rather be happy than right this time

    Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba
    Called my dad to check in and to maybe find some common sense...more or less
    He says common sense is such a scam
    And I'm like "Dad, what do you mean?" oh
    He says you're either wrong or right and life will go on either way, whatever you choose....but I know:

    That anger's alright
    But bitterness? no
    Cold, uncontrollable sad
    And I'm unable to let go
    And it should be as easy as telling the scab from the scar
    Well I don't know ...(etc.)

    Called in sick to work today I couldn’t have gotten a damn thing done
    cmanon September 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti forgot to post what i think this song's about.

    it seems like a guy who had broke up w/ his girlfriend in a fight and the next day or soon afterwards at least he realizes he wants her back. "justice had to root for happy lives" means he was right in the argument they had maybe. "but now i'm not so sure at all"... he realizes that maybe just because he was right about the argument isn't going to make him happy, that being w/ her is what makes him happy. the next set of lyrics, the "come home" part, are pretty self-explanatory. i'm not exactly sure about the next few lines involving his dad and common sense... seems like he called his dad for advice on what to do about getting her back. the next part he's saying it's ok to get angry but that you shouldn't hold on to that anger. telling the scab from the scar just means a short term pain vs. long term pain. all this has to do w/ his relationship w/ this woman that left him after their fight and how he's "unable to let go." is their relationship a "scab," something he can just forget about and will be gone soon, or something he's remember always? that's my interpretation of some of those lyrics.
    cmanon October 02, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"i'd rather be happy than right this time."
    that line hurts so badly.
    danseon February 16, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Used to think that justice had to root for happy lives"

    I'm pretty sure it is "used to think that justice had to RULE for happy lives."
    He is saying that he used to think that Justice had to be the underlying foundation for a happy life. I don't think "root" really makes much sense in context.
    couldBanyoneon February 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFor all its lyrical goodness, this is a hard son g to listen too. It isn't the sort of thing you put on as background: you have to pay attention. That said, the 'People's History' version is easier to access.
    apettythiefon May 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis 66exeter guy is a douche. what the fuck kind of transcription is that? fucker.
    WhiteTideon March 21, 2006   Link

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