"Home At Last" as written by Walter Carl Becker and Donald Jay Fagen....
I know this super highway
This bright familiar sun
I guess that I'm the lucky one
Who wrote that tired sea song
Set on this peaceful shore
You think you've heard this one before

Well the danger on the rocks is surely past
Still I remain tied to the mast
Could it be that I have found my home at last
Home at last

She serves the smooth retsina
She keeps me safe and warm
It's just the calm before the storm
Call in my reservation
So long hey thanks my friend
I guess I'll try my luck again

Well the danger on the rocks is surely past
Still I remain tied to the mast
Could it be that I have found my home at last
Home at last


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"Home at Last" as written by Walter Carl Becker Donald Jay Fagen

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    General CommentGreyBlue guy - I think you are onto something with the love theme. Perhaps about a sexually abused girlfriend who can't get close to him, waiting for her to come around, not being able to leave...

    Good lyrics can allow the reader to relate their lives to those words, as if it were written for them, and this one is hitting the nail on the head for me so thats why I see it this way.

    "I know this super highway," - is love, which scoops you up and takes you along, you don't seem to have a choice. We have all been there before {"This Bright familiar sun"} but he isn't so sure about how the girl is responding, the whole thing is confused {"I~~ guess that I'm the... lucky one"}.

    "this peaceful shore" - again, is love, as has been going on forever and ever in humans...but not quite like this {"you THINK you heard this one before"}

    But even as time passes and she learns to trust him {"the danger on the rocks has surely past"}, he can neither leave nor progress to real intimacy with her [not just just about sex, btw]


    She is nice to him {"smooth retsina" } but she has a bit of anger in her... {"calm before the storm"} because most abused women have those outbursts.


    Calling in the reservation is the commitment to loving her, maybe marriage. He has been married before. He will try his luck again.

    I wonder if she ever warmed up to him? And was it Becker or Fagan that knew the sexually abused girl? I bet they both knew more than one, since it is so common.




    Karlinon August 20, 2010   Link

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