I Want To Go Home

escaping yellow balloons float into a blue sky past a church steeple...

"I want to go home... where helium balloons still escape from the hands of small children at firemens parades..."

I Want to Go Home

3/16/2010 | Song # 412

I want to go home.
Where the faces are friendly
Where I don’t feel like an enemy behind the lines
I want to go home
Where songs are still sung
By kids allowed to play outside in the sun
I want to go home
Where sunflowers bloom
And there’s plenty of room to stretch out and run

Refrain:
I want to go home
I want to go home
I want to go home
I want to go home
Yes I want to go home…

I want to go home
Where helium balloons still escape
From the hands of small children at the firemen’s parades
I want to go home
Where you can watch them fly
Up into the sky and finally out of sight

Refrain:

I want to go home.
Where the porch swing still squeaks
And fireflies blink on muggy summer nights
I want to go home
Where it’s not against the law to think
And you’re free to wonder at the speed of light

Refrain:

Bridge:
Where they don’t tell you who you’re supposed to be
Where they don’t sell you the version of you
That everyone else is supposed to see

I want to go home
Where your spirits are lifted
And everyone’s gifted with creativity
I want to go home
If we all insisted that it really existed
Maybe it would come to be?

Refrain:

Guitar – Capo 3:
D G DG A (verse)
Bm A G (refrain)
Bm A G (Bridge)

On piano
F B C verse | Dm C B refrain

Copyright 2010-2012 by Mark Shepard

photo by fat mandy from flickr.com

 

Ride

...we set out today upon a road that never, ever ends...

Ride

From Feather On The Wind CD
November 1988 | Song #111

I’ve seen a flock of geese fly on a windy night
Like Christmas lights against the moon
I’v e hard a Mockingbird sing everything in the world
Except for his own tune

I’ve seen a blank horizon filled with thunderclouds
Whirling in the August sky
And the wind on my skin is the house I live in
Let me teach you how to fly

Refrain:
Ride, ride, ride, ride, ride
Ride, ride, ride, ride, ride
Ride, ride, ride, ride, ride
Ride, ride, ride, ride, ride

I’ve seen a downtown street at some late hour
Focused in on some desperate corner
I’ve seen nothing in particular and everything at once
In the plate glass of the stores…

Refrain:

There are too many things I haven’t seen
Too many things I do not know
I cannot stay in one place forever
If there’s somewhere else to go

Refrain:

I choose you to be my traveling companion
My lover and my friend
We set out today upon a road
That never, ever ends…

Refrain:

Copyright 1988-2012 by Mark Shepard

From Feather On The Wind CD

Band:

  • Mark Shepard: Guitar and Vocals
  • Gene Moore: Lead Guitar & Keyboards
  • Doug Brown: Percussion

Photo by Mike Hanlon