Song Lyric Sunday – Home

This week, our friend Paula from Light Motifs II, has given us the prompts for Song Lyric Sunday. She has suggested House, Room, Kitchen, Shower and Attic. Hmmm, interesting. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with today.

I have chosen ‘Home’ by Daughtry. It’s a great song and I hope you like it.

The Song

Chris Daughtry wrote this on his couch in North Carolina, shortly before had even appeared on the American Idol show.

After coming only 4th on American Idol, Chris Daughtry performed this song to Clive Davis, the head of Sony BMG Music Entertainment who have signed all the “Idol” winners and runners-up. His performance won him a record contract.

“Home” became the send off song for exiting American Idol contenders on the show’s sixth season replacing Daniel Powter’s “Bad Day.”

Daughtry’s self-titled debut was the most popular US album of 2007 selling 3.2 million copies in the States. The American Idol finalist was followed by Akon, who sold 2.7 million copies of Konvicted.

At the 2007 American Music Awards, Daughtry won for Favorite Album, Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist, and Breakthrough Artist. They performed this song at the show.

Before he auditioned for American Idol, Chris Daughtry fronted a band called Absent Element, which formed in a church in Burlington, North Carolina. In 2012 the other three members – lead guitarist Mark Perry, drummer Scott Crawford and bassist Ryan Andrews – claimed they had a role in penning this hit tune, as well as three other songs recorded by Daughtry. According to legal papers filed in North Carolina, it was claimed the singer had reached an understanding on sharing revenues from their compositions and has subsequently defrauded them of the proceeds. Chris Daughtry responded on his website, by describing the accusations as “false.” “I am very hurt,” he added. “The songs listed in this lawsuit were written solely by me and no one else and at this time, I have no further comment.”

The Lyrics

I'm staring out into the night
Trying to hide the pain
I'm going to the place where love
And feeling good don't ever cost a thing
And the pain you feel is a different kind of pain

I'm going home
Back to the place where I belong
And where your love has always been enough for me
I'm not running from
No, I think you got me all wrong
I don't regret this life I chose for me
But these places and these faces are getting old
So I'm going home
Well, I'm going home

The miles are getting longer it seems
The closer I get to you
I've not always been the best man or friend for you
But your love remains true
And I don't know why
You always seem to give me another try

So I'm going home
Back to the place where I belong
And where your love has always been enough for me
I'm not running from
No, I think you got me all wrong
I don't regret this life I chose for me
But these places and these faces are getting old

Be careful what you wish for
'Cause you just might get it all
You just might get it all
And then some you don't want
Be careful what you wish for
'Cause you just might get it all
You just might get it all, yeah

Oh, well I'm going home
Back to the place where I belong
And where your love has always been enough for me
I'm not running from
No, I think you got me all wrong
I don't regret this life I chose for me
But these places and these faces are getting old
I said these places and these faces are getting old
So I'm going home, I'm going home

Written by Chris Daughtry

  12 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday – Home

  1. Christine Bolton
    December 5, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    You, sarcastic? Noooooo. LOL Jim 🤣. Actually it didn’t even cross my mind. I just thought you were being super helpful.

  2. December 5, 2021 at 9:41 am

    I am probably the only person in America that has never watched Idol, but I have heard this song and I like it. BTW Christine you post was the perfect length.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 5, 2021 at 6:03 pm

      Thanks Jim. I was hooked on it for many years. I don’t seem to watch it anymore though. Daughtry was a great band when they were on and I honestly thought they were going to win. However they went on and became famous and put out some good music. I hope that’s still successful. Yes I’ve struggled a little with the length of my posts because I get so into the backstory of a song. I will try and keep them shorter in future. I want people to read them not glazed eyes and exit the page! That’s something I sometimes do when there’s more than two videos 😳

      • December 5, 2021 at 6:53 pm

        There is no limit Christine and you can write as much as you want, because I always enjoy your posts. I was just being sarcastic when I dais this one was the perfect length. Try not to take me too seriously, as I am always kidding.

  3. December 5, 2021 at 2:08 am

    Love this one 🎶💕

    • Christine Bolton
      December 5, 2021 at 6:17 pm

      Thanks Paula. Me too ☺️💕

  4. December 4, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Perfect Christine! 🙂👍

    • Christine Bolton
      December 4, 2021 at 11:56 pm

      Thanks Jen 💕☺️

      • December 4, 2021 at 11:57 pm

        😊💕

      • December 5, 2021 at 2:01 am

        A beautiful choice always liked this guy….shame about the money and copywriting rows .

      • Christine Bolton
        December 5, 2021 at 9:09 pm

        It’s always sad when that happens. Thanks Willow 💕☺️

      • December 6, 2021 at 2:35 am

        Yes but people being people it happens more than not!

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