Homeward Bound

Sitting in a railway station
Got a ticket for my destination
On a tour of one night stands
My suitcase and guitar in hand
And every stop is neatly planned
For a poet and a one-man band

Homeward bound
I wish I was homeward bound
Home, where my thoughts are straying
Home, where my music′s playing
Home, where my love lies waiting
Silently for me

Every day's an endless stream
Of cigarettes and magazines
And each town looks the same to me
The movies and the factories
And every stranger′s face I see
Reminds me where I long to be

Homeward bound
I wish I was homeward bound
Home, where my thoughts are straying
Home, where my music's playing
Home, where my love lies waiting
Silently for me

Tonight I'll sing my songs again
Play the game and pretend
But all my thoughts come back to me
In shades of mediocrity
Like emptiness in harmony
I need someone to comfort me

Homeward bound
I wish I was homeward bound
Home, where my thoughts are straying
Home, where my music′s playing
Home, where my love lies waiting
Silently for me

Published:

24 December, 2021