Homeward Bound (Paul Simon)

I'm sitting in the railway station,

Got a ticket for my destination.

On a tour of one-night stands

My suitcase and guitar in hand,

And ev'ry 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.

Ev'ry day's an endless stream

Of cigarettes and magazines.

And each town looks the same to me,

The movies and the factories

And ev'ry 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.