"Welcome Home" as written by and Benjamin P Cooper....
Sleep don't visit, so I choke on sun
And the days blur into one
And the backs of my eyes hum with things I've never done
Sheets are swaying from an old clothesline
Like a row of captured ghosts over old dead grass
Was never much but we've made the most
Welcome home

Ships are launching from my chest
Some have names but most do not
If you find one, please let me know what piece I've lost
Peel the scars from off my back
I don't need them anymore
You can throw them out or keep them in your mason jars
I've come home

All my nightmares escaped my head
Bar the door, please don't let them in
You were never supposed to leave
Now my head's splitting at the seams
And I don't know if I can

Here, beneath my lungs, I feel your thumbs press into my skin again


Lyrics submitted by Mechanical Bird

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    General CommentI take the first verse as the singer being convinced to stay home. Don't just "visit," because that implies leaving, sleep, do whatever you would do if you were staying, enjoy your time there like you'll be home forever. The result of the at is "the days blur into one." The "back of my eyes hum with things I've never done" is a throw back to sleep; dreaming. Dreaming of things that you haven't accomplished and maybe won't ever get to do if you stay home.

    The second verse is a simple description of what home is. It's not perfect, but it's what you had and you love it. It's nice to think of home as a person rather than a place. This description of home could easily be a metaphor for a person/relationship.
    elcheeserpuffon September 19, 2014   Link

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