Home Sweet Home



Shapes in the dark exchanging their currency
In the twenty first century you get no change
Surefooted walk and go on a mouthful of hate
You could use a break

Take your big brown eyes home
You deserve a little better
And the name on her letter was freak

In the streets you're walking, follow you in
Like a long running argument you'll never win
Somewhere in the distance she'll run into him
Meanwhile down on the wrist the watch says ten

A man in a black hat stands up and says
Heaven doesn't wait for those impaled
On the horns of your kind of dilemma
Your Holy Grail

Wherever you wander
Wherever you roam
I'll keep a bright white light
Shining 'bove the door for you
Your home sweet home

The dappled sunlight on a park bench in June
Heavy red in my belly, we'd better go soon
I can't linger
Can't feel my toes
Wide as Ishmael's whale
There she blows

It's always later than you think
Life shorter everyday

We got time for one more drink
And do you have the means to pay ?
What do ya say ?

Wherever you wander
Wherever you roam
I'll keep a bright white light
Shining 'bove the door for you
Your home sweet home


Lyrics by:
Squire

Available on:
Joe Louis single (b-side) (3.41)

Details:

"Take your big brown eyes home..."

This pleasant b-side sees not only the continuing influence of Bob Dylan on Squire's 21st century output, but also that of Jimmy Page - compare the outro of Home Sweet Home to the intro of 'Dazed And Confused', (from Led Zeppelin I'); its incorporation is of a humorous nature - the author is 'dazed and confused' after the revelry and consumption of alcohol in his journey.

 

Left: 'Led Zeppelin I' (1969). Home Sweet Home would sit comfortably on the Led Zeppelin album, 'In Through the Out Door' (1978).
Right: 'Shapes In The Dark' (oil on canvas). The first four words of Home Sweet Home would form the title of this John Squire artwork from 2007.


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