Song Lyric Sunday – Homeward Bound

This week’s Song Lyric Sunday from Jim Adam’s prompted us with songs about trains. I chose Homeward Bound by Simon and Garfunkel as the opening line is “I was sitting in the railway station with a ticket to my destination” The song was beautifully written by Paul Simon, one of my favorite poets, and performed with Art Garfunkel. The harmonies are exquisite. It is a timeless song and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Lyrics
Homeward Bound


I'm sitting in the railway station
Got a ticket to my destination
On a tour of one-night stands my suitcase and guitar in hand
And every stop is neatly planned for a poet and a one-man band
Homeward bound
I wish I was
Homeward bound
Home where my thought's escaping
Home where my music's playing
Home where my love lies waiting
Silently for me
Every day's an endless stream
Of cigarettes and magazines
And each town looks the same to me, the movies and the factories
And every stranger's face I see reminds me that I long to be
Homeward bound
I wish I was
Homeward bound
Home where my thought's escaping
Home where my music's playing
Home where my love lies waiting
Silently for me
Tonight I'll sing my songs again
I'll play the game and pretend
But all my words come back to me in shades of mediocrity
Like emptiness in harmony I need someone to comfort me
Homeward bound
I wish I was
Homeward bound
Home where my thought's escaping
Home where my music's playing
Home where my love lies waiting
Silently for me
Silently for me

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Paul Simon

Homeward Bound lyrics Β© Universal Music
Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

  23 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday – Homeward Bound

  1. September 28, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    The incomparable harmonies on an exquisite melody with heartaching lyrics, you hit the trifecta on this one, Christine. <3

    • Christine Bolton
      September 28, 2019 at 10:59 pm

      Oh my gosh Lisa, thank you! I see you are early on your submission too. I have to listen now before I go to bed πŸ™‚ Busy day tomorrow, that’s why I am early πŸ™‚πŸ’•

      • September 28, 2019 at 11:33 pm

        You’re welcome. Same here I wanted to get mine posted just in case.

  2. September 29, 2019 at 3:24 am

    I was just thinking to myself when I was singing this that I only really know a couple of their songs. Their sound is so glorious. I ought to seek out more of their songs.
    This one I can’t remember hearing before, but it was an absolute treat.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 29, 2019 at 7:05 am

      I’m so happy you liked it Mel. Yes, please check out all of Paul Simon’s beautiful songs. πŸ’•πŸ™‚ The early albums are of both of them but then they split. They never really liked each other but together the harmonies were fantastic. Paul Simon is the singer/songwriter and its his beautiful music that I love the most.

      • September 29, 2019 at 10:21 am

        I read that they got into a fight back stage and start shoving each other.

      • Christine Bolton
        September 29, 2019 at 10:39 pm

        Possibly. I know they did not get along. they would perform beautifully and then not speak to each other afterwards. Although Art Garfunkel had that pretty voice, it was definitely Paul Simon who has all the talent. I am a big fan of his!

  3. September 29, 2019 at 9:15 am

    a timeless classic Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      September 29, 2019 at 7:35 pm

      Thanks Di πŸ™‚πŸ’•

      • September 30, 2019 at 2:43 pm

        You’re welcome

  4. September 29, 2019 at 10:22 am

    Such a lovely song Christine, thanks for adding this gem.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 29, 2019 at 7:30 pm

      Yes, I love it!!! πŸ™‚πŸ’•

      • September 29, 2019 at 9:35 pm

        Beautiful choice πŸ’œ

      • Christine Bolton
        September 29, 2019 at 10:33 pm

        Thank you so much πŸ™‚πŸ’•

      • September 29, 2019 at 10:38 pm

        A pleasure πŸ’œ

  5. September 29, 2019 at 11:30 am

    As always, a beautiful song by these two. It’s been a long time since I heard this one, so thanks for posting it. πŸ™‚

    • Christine Bolton
      September 29, 2019 at 7:29 pm

      Thank you so much! πŸ™‚ I’m happy you enjoyed it πŸ’•

  6. September 29, 2019 at 11:46 am

    <3 I cry every time I hear this song. Makes me miss my extended family.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 29, 2019 at 7:20 pm

      Oh so sweet. πŸ™‚πŸ’• It is a lovely song

  7. aisasami
    September 29, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Ahhh, Simon and Garfunkel! Such a classical folk group! Such legends! Love their music! Nice pick!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 29, 2019 at 7:20 pm

      Thank you! I’m happy you liked it πŸ™‚

  8. Christine Bolton
    September 29, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    Possibly. I know they did not get along. they would perform beautifully and then not speak to each other afterwards. Although Art Garfunkel had that pretty voice, it was definitely Paul Simon who has all the talent. I am a big fan of his!

  9. October 2, 2019 at 9:04 am

    Love this song. This was a perfect pick!

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