"Come Home" as written by Khary Orande Dandy and Y ....





Stuck between the do or die

I feel emaciated

Hard to breathe I try and try

I'll get asphyxiated

Swinging from the tallest height

With nothing left to hold on to



Every sky is blue

But not for me and you



Come home

Come home

Come home

Come home



Glass and petrol vodka gin

It feels like breathing methane

Throw yourself from skin to skin

And still it doesn't dull the pain

Vanish like a lipstick trace,

It always blows me away.



Every cloud is grey,

With dreams of yesterday.



Come home,

Come home,

Come home,

Come home,

Come home,

Come home,

Come home,

Come home.



Always goes against the grain,

And I can try and deny it,

Give a monkey half a brain,

And still he's bound to fry it,

Now the happening scene is dead,

I used to want to be there too,



Every sky is blue,

But not for me and you,



Come home,

Come home,

Come home,

Come home,

Come home,

Come home,

Come home,

Come home,





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"Come Home" as written by Robert Fylling

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    General CommentA lot of placebo's songs deal with sexuality and gender identity. Maybe I'm biased by personal experiences, but to me this song is about coming out to your family. You can't prevent it, you know you've disappointed your family by being a fag, so eventually you just stop caring about the person you used to be. You can get lost in alcohol, drugs, clubs, new friends an entire new identity for yourself. In away, you become estranged from the very people you live with.

    I think the song's point of view swings from the estranged child to the somewhat disappointed, but mostly concerned, family.

    "Stuck between the do or die, I feel emaciated.
    Hard to breathe I try and try, I'll get asphyxiated.
    Swinging from the tallest height, with nothing left to hold on to."
    ~teen weighing his/her options, being crushed under the pressure.

    "Every sky is blue, but not for me and you."
    ~teen feels angst and indignity, most kids never have to go through this, it isn't fair.

    "Come home..."
    ~Parents just want him back the way he was: straight.

    "Glass and petrol vodka gin, it feels like breathing methane.
    Throw yourself from skin to skin, and still it doesn't dull the pain.
    Vanish like a lipstick trace, it always blows me away."
    ~teen tries to invent an entirely new identity for himself, just vanish completely.

    "Every cloud is grey, with dreams of yesterday."
    ~now the entire family has a completely new layer of dysfunction

    "Come home..."
    ~Parents just want their son back to who he was before.

    "Always goes against the grain, and I can try and deny it
    Give a monkey half a brain, and still he's bound to fry it."
    ~Parents think he's making mistakes because he is young and rebellious

    "Now the happening scene is dead, I used to want to be there too."
    ~Most teens who come out feel suicidal at one point, I know I did.

    "Every sky is blue, but not for me and you.
    come home..."
    Acceptance on the parents part, now they just want their son back in the family. Come home...
    kisseslikeelixeron July 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about takeing risks. And wanting to make everything better. About using abusing your body with drugs and alcohal. i think... its kinda confusing.
    BloodLuston April 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit reminds me of being lost in club culture and drugs and alcohol.....and gorgetting who you really are. all thats left is a kind of drugged shell. its like wanting to go back to your former self, to "dull the pain"- to come home.
    ladyboygrrlon June 25, 2003   Link
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    General CommentFor me this song is all about somebody changing. Two people were in love/are in love and one of them in the realtionship is just changing, and trying to be all these different people "throw yourself from skin to skin..." "Come home" is about the other partner just wanting this person to return to normal and be themself again.
    rachiekeeon May 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBrian was always dragged around the world by his father..I think it may have been about feeling lost.
    The drug/alcohol culture soudns good too..like he's got the feeling of growing up but has the attachment to home, as we all know Brian is fond and connected with his mother.
    Nervosa00on October 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentFrom what I've heard, Brian is not very fond or connected to his mother at all. She forced Christianity on him and that clearly wasn't the route he wanted to take. Maybe I'm wrong but I've read many interviews where he's said he doesn't see or talk to either of his parents often.
    AFInsideon August 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHey I' from Germany and need some help for translating their texts into German. If someone wants to help me, please what does he mean with "stuck between the do or die" ????
    sweet princeon December 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI've read that this isn't Brian's favourite song back when Black Market Music came out, I'm not sure about now though. This song talks about the longing for a home for Brian. He really never had one as a child and now he doesn't really have one as a performer because of the travelling. He is also fighting for a friend who is using drugs. He is wanting for his friend to become what they used to be and how the person's life has fallen to pieces.
    calmingdeepblueon March 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThink this may be my favourite song, ever.
    Love the line:

    Always goes against the grain, and I can try and deny it
    Give a monkey half a brain, and still he's bound to fry it.
    fzaaahon May 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it could be about two people who were in a relationship and they broke up but neither of them wanted to. And he's asking his partner to "come home"

    I see the line "Throw yourself from skin to skin, and still it doesn't dull the pain" not being about trying to be different people, but more as someone sleeping around to true and pretend they don't care about the break up.

    Although I could just be seeing it in terms of my life.
    Faile Neumeon March 28, 2008   Link

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