Today is just a day, like any other day
You can't do this, you can't do that
Why don't you give it up my son?
But I've got eyes that see
A life that's good for me
My mind explodes, it makes me grow
And it gives me something new
But you keep sayin'
Meet me when your luck is down
Meet me when your luck be gone
Meet me when your luck was down
Meet me when your luck be gone
Miles and miles of pain
My heart is broken once again
I'm coming home
Miles and miles of pain
My heart is broken once again
I'm coming home
Seems the time is right for now
Think I will stop and turn around
Hear the phone rings
He says all you do is sleep
Oh, it makes me shiver when I'm thinking back
I stand tall you see
Chasing my world of dreams
My vision's clear and I have no fear
Of the things that make me happy
But you keep sayin'
Meet me when your luck is down
Meet me when your luck be gone
Meet me when your luck was down
Meet me when your luck be gone
Miles and miles of pain
My heart is broken once again
I'm coming home
Miles and miles of pain
My heart is broken once again
I'm coming home
Seems the time is right for now
Think I will stop and turn around
He made me, he made me
Miles and miles of pain
My heart is broken once again
I'm coming home
Miles and miles of pain
My heart is broken once again
I'm coming home
Miles and miles of pain
My heart is broken once again
I'm coming home
Miles and miles of pain
My heart is broken once again
I'm coming home
Seems the time is right for now
Don't have to stop after all


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    Memory

    I wonder how many people were in the process of killing themselves and decided to listen to this track one last time, only to find themselves in peace once the track faded out from the speakers.

    There's at least one... that's for sure. I'm coming home.

    iljiljon October 18, 2014   Link
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    Tripping is still one of my top 5 fave bands of all time and the song off BILL, Is sheer genius. I always go back to it because it cuts deep into my soul still. And this band has gotten me out of a lot of pain. Cheers!

    punkybruison June 11, 2022   Link

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