Wish I were with you, but I couldn't stay
Every direction leads me away
Pray for tomorrow but for today
All I want
Is to be home

Stand in the mirror, you look the same
Just looking for shelter from the cold and the pain
Someone to cover safe from the rain
And all I want
Is to be home

The echoes and silence, patience and grace
All of these moments I'll never replace
No fear of my heart, absence of faith
And all I want
Is to be home
Mm

All I want
Is to be home

People I've loved, I have no regrets
Some I remember, some I forget
Some of them livin', some of them dead
And all I want
Is to be home


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Home Lyrics as written by Taylor Hawkins David Eric Grohl

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  • +5
    General Comment

    From my experiences... it sounds like someone died... but they're telling the people they left behind that they are in a better place now, they are going home.

    aperfecttooljam291on October 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    incubus man and koolkat hit it dead on in my opinion...this song is the music to my life right now...i just moved away from where i grew up to start a career and i have been thinking about home and where i had all my friends and family by my side for support and now i dont have any of that. its rough but its life and moving on is a major part of it.

    harper83087on December 17, 2007   Link
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    My Interpretation

    This song blew me away the first time I heard it... It completely describes the feelings I experienced the moment my Mother died... the moment I had alone with her in hospice right after she passed away. She was in hospice for 4 days.. I slept on a cot right next to her the whole time and I promised her I would be right there with her the whole time.. no matter how bad I knew it would hurt to see her take her last breath, I didn't want her to be alone when that moment came... On the 4th day, I had to run home real quick to take care of something and she passed away while I was gone.. at the time, I was completely devastated! (Now I know she did that for me.. she knew how much it would kill me to see that moment happen.. so she waited for me to leave to finally let go..)

    When I got back to hospice, they let me have a moment with her alone.. When I was a little girl, whenever I felt bad/sad, I would lay my head on my mothers lap/stomach when she sat on the couch and I would instantly feel better/calm.. the one thing I remember that was so soothing was the sounds I could hear in her stomach.. strange, I know.. but it was so calming. So, as I was in the room with her after she passed away, my instinct drove me to lay my head on her stomach.. as I laid there crying, I prayed to God to let me hear one more sound from her so I could tell her good-bye and that I love her... I laid there for about a half hour and I never heard a sound...

    So... when I first heard this song a couple years later.. It actually brought me to my knees:

    I wish I were with you, I couldn't stay....> (this is the moment I left hospice) Every direction leads me away....> ('something' pulled me away) Pray for tomorrow, but for today....> (praying for tomorrow and the long road of grieving and healing, but right now...) All I want is to be home....> ( as I lay my head on her stomach.. I want to be that little girl again, home with my Mother)

    Stand in the mirror, you look the same.....> (even though my life has completely changed, I am still the same person) Just looking for shelter, from the cold and the pain...> (looking for something or someone to take all this pain away..) Someone to cover, safe from the rain All I want is to be home

    Echoes and silence, patience and grace....> (Amazing line here.. I felt all of this during that moment!) All of these moments I'll never replace...> (All my moments and time with my mother will never be replace by anything/anyone.) Fear of my heart, absence of faith....> (A small doubt about God/Heaven .. Is it really real? will I ever see her again?) All I want is to be home

    All I want is to be home

    People I've loved, I have no regrets Some I remember, some I forget Some of them living, some of them dead All I want is to be home

    This last part of the song is about how this moment in my life has taught me about what is 'truly' important in life and that small stuff we all worry ourselves to death over... really don't matter at all!

    Thank you, Dave for writing this song.. It has helped me heal in so many ways!

    twhiteon May 15, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Nice song. But should've been left off the album, sounds like it's meant for Disc 2 of IYH.

    Monkeywrench74on September 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    gotta be about wanting to go home during a tour

    brainstew13on September 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I think this song is about someone reaching a new stepping stone in their life. They are starting to worry if that is all they were meant to accomplish, however they would never choose a different path. He is just wanting to go home for the reassurance and guidance because its the only place he ever felt safe.

    Incubus_Man23on September 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i think this song is about growing up & facing the real world. Letting go of the past and venturing out on your own path. It is scary to leave the comfort that you know, but you must in order to live and become who you want to be. Home is like a security blanket, the comfort zone.

    koolkat23on September 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    "Nice song. But should've been left off the album, sounds like it's meant for Disc 2 of IYH."

    It closes the album, so it works just fine.

    rmm311on September 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Great song. Have to say it's my favourite off the album.

    I think everyone's got the right idea of the song hehe.

    Lukeyon September 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    jeez, what is with all the foo bashin on this album? i think all the songs are great, and who cares "what album it belongs on"? its the same band after all. they shouldn't be restricted by "electric" and "acoustic" or what have you as separate albums, or genres as some people are making it out to be. they are still the best band of today and all of their songs are amazing. they are brilliant artists.

    nirvana_calion September 26, 2007   Link

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