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[Verse 1]
Hello world
Hope you're listenin'
Forgive me if I'm young
For speaking out of turn
There's someone I've been missing
And I think that they could be
The better half of me
They're in their wrong place trying to make it right
But I'm tired of justifying
So I say to you

[Chorus]
Come home
Come home
Cause I've been waiting for you
For so long
For so long
And right now there's a war between the vanities
But all I see is you and me
The fight for you is all I've ever known
So come home
Oooh

[Verse 2]
I get lost in the beauty
Of everything I see
The world ain't half as bad
As they paint it to be
If all the sons
All the daughters
Stopped to take it in
Well hopefully the hate subsides and the love can begin
It might start now... Yeahh
Well maybe I'm just dreaming out loud
Until then

[Chorus]
Come home
Come home
Cause I've been waiting for you
For so long
For so long
And right now there's a war between the vanities
But all I see is you and me
The fight for you is all I've ever known
Ever known
So come home
Oooh

[Interlude]
Everything I can't be
Is everything you should be
And that's why I need you here
Everything I can't be
Is everything you should be
And that's why I need you here
So hear this now

[Chorus]
Come home
Come home
Cause I've been waiting for you
For so long
For so long
And right now there's a war between the vanities
But all I see is you and me
The fight for you is all I've ever known
Ever known
So come home
Come home



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    terbear1968Aug 5, 2010 at 5:41 am
    This song can definitely be for both those who have their loved ones overseas but for me, personally, life separated my soul mate and I at a young age when we just weren't ready for what we have. We have been ready for too long and are trying to bring our lives back together again. It'll take some doing but we both know where we belong. Together.
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    klauz1202Jan 4, 2009 at 6:42 am
    Well, I'd say this song is about someone who's still waiting for that 'special someone' to come along, that point in life when, spite of all that could go wrong or that the world might be falling apart and it seems there's not a chance that 'that' person will showed up, besides everything, there's still that glimpse of hope that's strong enough to believe that there 'is' someone out there for us.. and think 'well, maybe he got on the wrong direction and got lost, but we'll make it...just "come home", pls.!'
  • t
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    theonlycopyOct 6, 2008 at 1:03 am
    this song is gorgeous and think it is about wanting your love back whether they left you physically or emotionally you need them to come home
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    UnregisteredApr 28, 2014 at 10:14 pm
    I think this song is about a war and everything and ever one is gone so this person is wishing that everyone will come home and everything will come back and they can move on in life. I also think that it's about losing someone who was important to you and you keep wishing that they will come home. Or a dad is in the navy and on a ship for 6 months and you just wish that you can have them back and see them again. This song has a lot of meanings and I love it.
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    Margie DoughertyJan 16, 2014 at 4:27 pm
    It is about woman missing her husband who died wishing he would walk Thur the door. Only she knows she is just dreaming. Especially on their anniversary. She is talking to GOD out loud. Hoping He will her. She knows GOD can hear loud or soft. She is just really hurting.

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