I've spent too long away from home
Did all the things I could have done
Gone are the days of endless thrills
I know I'm not the only one

So long, I'm goin', goin' home...

I saw the streets all ripe with jewels
Balconies and the laundry lines
They tried to make me welcome there
But their streets did not feel like mine

So long, I'm goin', goin' home...

I want the sun to hit my face
Through oak trees in the open lot
Forget about the things you want
Be thankful for what all you got

So long, I'm goin', goin' home...

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Goin' Home song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentI played this song at my dad and brother's funeral - it somehow just seemed to be perfect.
    skyeblu87on November 08, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song hits close to home. I imagine the singer is my father in his old age, reflecting on the long life he's had. Dan's voice conveys a pained reality of the latter years of someone's life. He is sorrowful, but bittersweet in the good memories, and the knowledge that home is where the heart is. In the end, he reminds us that the love and comfort of home matter more than our wishes or wants.

    Beautiful song.
    Braylon1on May 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song brings to me the essence of summer and the importance of home and family. Great song. Dan Auerbach's first solo album proves to be quite amazing.
    EmmaGBon February 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSong has a great moment in the new George Clooney movie "Up in the Air." Really fits the scene/movie well.
    Broken24on December 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe meaing is obvious and in title. Beautiful song.
    paysonazon May 20, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe second verse is definitely about New Orleans.
    "I saw the streets all ripe with jewels
    Balconies and the laundry lines
    They tried to make me welcome there
    But their streets did not feel like mine"

    During Mardi Gras the streets, balconies, phone&power lines are full of Mardi Gras beads (jewels).
    boweevilon May 15, 2012   Link
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    MemoryTonight, I'm going to the airport to pick up my brand new wife (since 14thof july and we're the 13th of septembre). She went to assist her father who felt deadly sick. He's gone now. He's goind home in some kind of way. Great Maori father-in-law I go: Just enough bandit to be out-law, like a big bad ass maori one and lovely to me even in his worst moments in his life. May someone somewhere has some looking after him I hope.

    But the fat is, (sorry guys, I just wanted to honor the memory of my-father-in-law who were appropriaely going home too), is that my brand new Nita IS COMING HOME!!! We've been seperated for too long. almost wo months!!!

    SO BABY:

    ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! W E L C O ME H O M E ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
    Pajimboon September 13, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationLet me blow your mind for a moment: Suicide.
    CavalierAUon November 30, 2012   Link

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