"Homesick" as written by Robert James Smith, Simon Gallup, Roger O'donnell, Porl Thompson, Laurence Andrew Tolhurst and Boris Williams....
Hey hey! just one more and I'll walk away
All the everything you win turns to nothing today
And I forget when to move when my mouth is this
Dry and my eyes are bursting hearts in a blood-stained sky
Oh it was sweet it was wild and oh how we

I trembled stuck in honey
Honey cling to me so just one more just one more
Go inspire in me the desire in me to never go home
Oh just one more and I'll walk away
All the everything you win turns to nothing today
So just one more just one more go inspire in me
The desire in me to never go home

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"Homesick" as written by Bart/williams

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  • +5
    General CommentListen to the juxtaposition of the song itself.

    Listen to the piano

    Listen to the guitar.

    Listen to the drums.
    The cello.
    the other guitar.
    The base.
    Then the synthesizer.

    The stress of the piano in the end and how it s drown out by do do do dododo.

    This song is about satisfaction.

    and dissatisfaction.

    Selfishness and

    Listening to the purity of right and Wiley of wrong and then drowning the right with enough of the wrong.

    There is great conflict in this song.

    There is agreement in the beginning, between the piano and guitar. The piano leads and the guitar and the guitar is mirroring the piano in agreement. Then conflict arises, with the introduction of the drums. Then the guitar descends to a different octave... Then it reaches to a higher octave. The piano becomes more adamant yet not insistent. If I were to put labels on the instruments I would say that the piano is the wife. The guitar is the man. The cello is the mother of the wife. or possibly the conscience. The drum is the will of the man. All the other instruments are pawns that draw the man out to his XXXX what ever. Eventually the piano and cello are drowned out.

    Do we need words?

    The song is told before the lyrics even starts.

    Listen to the regret and vulnerability in the last words he sings.

    To never to home. then the feeble attempt to be flippant afterwards da da dodod.

    The song strips back down in the end.

    Everything fades back down to the man his will and his wife.

    this says...I have to go home. I have to face what I have done.

    This song is complex and gives intimate understanding about the addiction cycle. I think RS grew up in it. His music is retaliatory. This music is retrospective and intelligent.
    tebdanneron May 11, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song made me buy Disintegration.
    Why should there be one meaning? Maybe it's just a pulse to create the story yourself. And maybe there's something about drugs or sex, but hey, THERE IS MORE THAN DRUGS AND SEX! I don't want to affend someone specific, just to express my frustration about people who find in any song a link to (one of) these subjects. Imagine, only love, sex and drugs as possible themes in music... It would be a sad, sad planet.
    ImaginaryFriendon March 29, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhen i first heard this song it reminded me of my bf- "you inspire in me the desire in me to never go home". but after thinking about it i think it is about addiction to something- "just one more and i'll walk away".
    ladyboygrrlon March 21, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with all of you, this song is so unappreciated!
    To me it's about a relationship fading out, turning from"sweet...wild" into arguments and abuse. He pleads to her to give him a reason to stick around
    "inspire in me the desire in me..."
    This song definately deserves more recognition!
    riverofletheon May 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis was the only song I used to listen to from The Cure for many years until about half a year ago.

    I agree with a lot of what's been said above, especially the aimless searching aspect of the music.
    forgotten412on July 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe guitars haunt me a lot. I'm not good at trying to figure out what Smith means by this song but since I'm faced with the question of "what does this song mean to you". I'll go with it's very depressing. I think of my house actually. one I used to know. A house I lost. I wish I could spend one more night in it. I wish I could feel like I never want to be there again. but I can't. It was more of a benchmark in my life than the place I'm living in now. All my greatest memories in the past 5 years are of this 2500 square foot luxary next to a wheat field. it was brand new, it was my anti drug. even though I use to get so smoked up outside the window well in the basement. LMAO.

    so true!
    Fear Natureon August 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti cant belive this song is ignored! its amazing!
    ladyboygrrlon March 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand also the line "i trembled, stuck in honey honey cling to me"- once you are addicted, you're stuck (as if in honey, impossible to get out of)
    ladyboygrrlon March 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with you ladyboygrrl - I could be about addiction - but just as much about love. Because when you've really fallen in love - it's just as hard to get out, just like a addiction.

    It could be a song that has double meanings.
    nsjdogon February 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love the line(s) "my eyes are bursting hearts in a blood stained sky" its just so pretty
    B100dredsummeron February 07, 2005   Link

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