"Reunion" as written by and Ed Roland....
Change will come
Change is here
Love fades out
Then love appears
Now my water's turned to wine
And these thoughts I have
I now claim as mine
I'm coming home
Change has been
Change will be
Time will tell
Then time will ease
Now my curtain has been drawn
And my heart can go
Where my heart does belong
I'm going home


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"Reunion" as written by Ed Roland

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    General CommentThe first song I ever learned on my acoustic. Great song. To me, its about moving on. Wonderfully written. This entire CD rocks. Ed is an amazing song writer.
    Chris Dixonon December 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI find this song to be very touching. It has always seemed bittersweet to me. There is an old saying that "you can't go home again." Of course, this doesn't mean that you can't physically go back to your old home, nor does it mean that you cannot revisit and reconnect with your old family and friends. But it means that you cannot ever truly recover the past. That is the tough part about moving on in one's life. No matter how wonderful the move is, no matter how certain one is that one is following the right path, one must always accept that the life one is leaving behind shall be gone forever.
    SpyderNoiron April 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think he's talking about the day when his career as a musician is coming to an end "now my curtain has been drawn and my heart can go where my heart does belong..." and he can finally go back home in peace and be with his family. I agree with Chris and Spyder, this is an amazing song. So many Collective Soul songs are so simple and beautifuly written and Ed's lyrics are always so meaningful.
    cs311on August 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song was included on their 2nd album, Collective Soul. This has been their most successful album to date. I tend to look at his song through the viewpoint of the band:

    Change will come
    Change is here
    Love fades out
    Then love appears

    The band has decided to take a break for touring for awhile. They release their first album then the self-titled album that blew everyone away. Since then, they've been out touring and promoting it. But change is coming. They're taking a break. Fans don't want to hear this, but true fans will come back.

    Now my water's turned to wine
    And these thoughts I have
    Well I now can claim as mine
    I'm coming home

    Never did the band think this album would have the success that it did. Now everything they could've ever dreamed of is coming true. Now Ed can talk about issues that are important to him and not be brushed off and seen as some new artist just trying to make a name for himself.

    Change has been
    Change will be
    Time will tell
    Then time will ease

    All bands need to take and have taken a break. If you remember, Collective Soul took a fair amount of time before getting back into the studio and recording between the Collective Soul album and their next, which I believe was Discplined Breakdown. Time will tell when they will come back, and time will ease the frustrations of their fans for their absence.

    Now my curtain has been drawn
    And my heart can go
    Where my heart does belong
    I'm going home

    It's time for Ed and the band to step away for awhile. All this craziness that's been going on with the band and the success of the album, he can escape it all and go back to where he longs to be, where he's just Ed.

    Anyways, that's my take on the song. I'm sure it can be applied to others more personally. However, I see the songs as a message to their fans that we're stepping away for awhile, but don't worry, we'll be back.
    thunder915on April 16, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is obviously about politics in 2008. Obama is bringing change and Bush is going home to Texas. It was just recorded 13 years in advance. Collective Soul is just that good. lol
    jeffro53081on November 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNot to over religiousize the song, but as best as I can tell, the narrator of the song is dying. In this context, though, its not a bad thing. Curtains been drawn (death), his heart can go where it belongs. He's going home (Heaven). The "my waters turned to wine" obviously has a religious context to many. Since Ed is the son of a pastor, these lines wouldn't be thrown out there lightly (imo). It could be a transformation from physical to spiritual. Thats my best guess. But I highly doubt the song meant "were gonna stop touring for a while".
    davidml1023on July 08, 2013   Link

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