Joe Jencks

Going Home

from Poets, Philosophers, Workers, & Wanderers


A song for the sailor lost out to sea

A song for the mother who always will grieve

A song for the soldier who lays down his life

A song for the woman who once was his wife

A song for the traveler down on his luck

A circus man plying his trade for a buck

A song for the child who’s lost in the night

Though she’s never seen stars she still clings to their light

Going Home

Going Home

A song for the mistress who dares to believe

Wiping the tears from her eyes with her sleeve

A song for the poet who runs out of time

Before she can finish her famous last…

A song for the miner who digs out the coal

And dreams of a life somewhere far from this hole

A song for the rebel who gave up the fight

Haunted by guilt cause he still knows he’s right

Going Home

Going Home

A song for the lovers who never will meet

Star-crossed and stumbling out on the street

A song for the preacher down on his knees

Praying for answers he never quite sees

A song for the ones who run into the fire

To put out the flames of this world on its pyre

A song for the driver who runs out of road

With nobody there to help shoulder the load

Going Home

Going Home

A song for the drinker who puts down the glass

A song for the jumper who takes a step back

A song for the wanderer home now at last

A song for redemption from sins of the past

A song for forgiveness that opens a door

A song for the good friends who gather once more

A song for the prisoner finally free

A song for the veil that is lifted, lifted, lifted…

Going Home

Going Home

Going Home

           A song for the singer, a song for the dance

A song for the mystic who yearns for the trance

Going Home

           A song for the beggar, a song for the thief

A song for the hunger that has no relief

Going Home

           A song for the baby who sleeps until dawn

A song for the birds that will sing on and on

Going Home

A song for the sunrise, a song for the day

A song for the veil that is lifted

© 2010, 2017 - Joe Jencks, Turtle Bear Music, ASCAP

updated: 4 months ago