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Homesick


Lyrics

"Homesick"
Music & Lyrics by Scott Cooley.

Don't leave home, even when you're away

Stay at any cost

Don't leave home, keep it in the back of your mind

Find it in your private thoughts


When you're young and all you want to do is roam

A time will come when you long to be back home

And when you go back, things won't be the same

But nobody will forget your name

So don't stay away too long, no one will hate you

Familiar places, friendly faces await you

There’s nothing like the feeling, so get back quick

Don't be homesick


When things have changed, don’t let it wear you down

There’s always a place you can go

When your thoughts and dreams are all you’ve got

You can always come back from the road


When you're young and all you want to do is roam

A time will come when you long to be back home

And when you go back, things won't be the same

But nobody will forget your name

So don't stay away too long, no one will hate you

Familiar places, friendly faces await you

There’s nothing like the feeling, so get back quick

Don't be homesick


Listen each day to the beautiful sound

Your hell, if it's there, will be waiting under ground

Your heaven's on earth, so keep breathin' in the fun

Think well, take care, don’t stay on the run


When you're young and all you want to do is roam

A time will come when you long to be back home

And when you go back, things won't be the same

But nobody will forget your name

So don't stay away too long, no one will hate you

Familiar places, friendly faces await you

There’s nothing like the feeling, so get back quick

Don't be homesick


Copyright © ℗ 2010 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved.

Homesick
Album cover photo by Lenore Cooley
Song from the album Sense Of Belonging
Position Track # 9
Duration 4:19
Released June 21st, 2010
Label Scott Cooley Records
Format CD, MP3, FLAC, OGG
Genre Americana, acoustic garage rock
Studio Scott Cooley Music Productions
Producer Scott Cooley
Songwriter words and music by Scott Richard Cooley
Publisher Scott Richard Cooley Music Publishing, ASCAP
Personnel Scott Cooley - vocals, guitars, bass, drums, acoustic solo
Track Chronology
"The River Of No Return"

(#8)
"Homesick"


(#9)
"Love Me Or Leave Me Alone"

(#10)
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Brief Description

I was worried this sounded preachy (no one likes being told what to do or what not to do), but then I realized it's positive advice.  It's a song I wrote for a young person who has left home, moved far away, and is hesitant to return.  Maybe they're hiding from their past, or they're ashamed of not becoming "successful," and maybe they're too proud to admit they miss where they're originally from.  The young person has probably changed a little, their family and friends have probably changed a little, the place has changed a little, but they shouldn't be afraid to come back because some of those changes can be surprisingly good, and there's a lot to be said for the advantages.  Something like that anyway.

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