Comin' Home
Lynyrd Skynyrd Lyrics


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It's been so long since I've been gone
Another day might be too long for me
Traveling around I've had my fill
Of broken dreams and dirty deals
A concrete jungle surrounding me
Many nights I've slept out in the streets
I paid my dues and I changed my style
Seen hard times, all over now

I want to come home. It's been so long since I've been away
And please, don't blame me 'cause I've tried
I'll be coming home soon to your love, to stay

I miss old friends that I once had
Times ain't changed and I'll be glad when I go home
I don't know why the thought came to me
But why I'm here I really can't see, and now

I want to come home. It's been so long since I've been away
And please, don't blame me 'cause I've tried
I'll be coming home soon to your love, to stay
Coming home to stay
Coming home to your love, mama
I've seen better days

I miss old friends that I once had
Times ain't changed and I'll be glad when I go home
I don't know why the thought came to me
But why I'm here I really can't see, and now

I want to come home. it's been so long since I've been away
And please, don't blame me 'cause I've tried
I'll be coming home soon to your love, to stay
Coming home to stay




Coming home to your love, mama
I've seen better days

Overall Meaning

The song "Comin’ Home" by Lynyrd Skynyrd is a touching ballad about a man who has been gone from home for a very long time, and has been traveling around from to place, seeking for acceptance, love, and fortune. He is tired of living a tough life, having to deal with broken dreams and dirty deals associated with travelling, and wants to come home to where he belongs. The man misses his old friends and the life he left behind, even as he has been hardened by the harsh realities of life. He longs to return, come home to someone he loves, and stay with that person forever.


The lyrics of the song are spare but emotionally charged, expressing a longing for connection and security. The man in the song recognizes that he has made mistakes and taken the wrong turns in life, but he is ready to make amends, to go back to the people who matter to him, and to settle down. The song has a sense of nostalgia and melancholy, as the man looks back at the past with longing, even as he tries to move forward. All in all, "Comin’ Home" is a heartfelt song about a man who is trying to reconnect with the people who love him, and find a home to call his own.


Line by Line Meaning

It's been so long since I've been gone
I've been away for a very long time


Another day might be too long for me
I can't handle being away for even one more day


Traveling around I've had my fill
I'm tired of constantly moving around


Of broken dreams and dirty deals
I've experienced failed aspirations and corrupt situations


A concrete jungle surrounding me
I'm stuck in a city that feels cold and unforgiving


Many nights I've slept out in the streets
I've had to sleep outside with no shelter


I paid my dues and I changed my style
I've faced hardships and adapted accordingly


Seen hard times, all over now
I've experienced tough situations, but they're all behind me


I miss old friends that I once had
I long for the companionship of past acquaintances


Times ain't changed and I'll be glad when I go home
Things haven't changed much, and I'll be happy to return home


I don't know why the thought came to me
I'm not sure why I suddenly thought of returning home


But why I'm here I really can't see, and now
I don't understand why I ended up where I am


I want to come home. It's been so long since I've been away
I really want to return to my hometown after being away for so long


And please, don't blame me 'cause I've tried
Please don't hold it against me, as I've done my best


I'll be coming home soon to your love, to stay
I'll be returning home soon, and I plan to stay for good


Coming home to stay
I'm returning home with no intention of leaving again


Coming home to your love, mama
I'll be returning home to my mother's love


I've seen better days
I've been through rough times, but I'm looking forward to better ones ahead.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: ALLEN COLLINS, RONNIE VAN ZANT

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@josephsweeney9435

Simply put, Skynyrd was One of the Greatest Musical Talents ever to grace God's Great Earth! Everlasting Thanks! RIP

@steveballard836

Never the same after Ronnie!🙏

@badger519

Yes sir!

@darrencbrown9991

I agree 100%

@davidcook4457

Well said and so true respect from London England

@jeffclark7149

Without any doubt my all time favorite band!

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@matszetterberg1437

Surprised that no one mentions the beautiful, melodic piano playing on this one. A masterpiece of a recording by a band with no record deal at the time. Yet so mature and confident.

@mr.c6428

I too am here for the keys

@BrianCarnevaleB26

I have always felt at home with my Sourhern friends. We go back 25 years now so it is like I am coming home when I return. Counting the days now till we ride out for the Deep South!
#Florida

Since 1985

@spiderlegs50

Billy could play the hell outta that piano,,they all fit together like a glove. Each one compliments the others .

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