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  • Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, Home (2009)

    Posted by Lexington Green on December 18th, 2010 (All posts by )

    I was at the Friendly Tap and there was a band there with a guy singer and a girl singer singing this one and a bunch of people in the crowd were singing along and I’d never heard it before and I liked it and I asked the guitar player who it was and he told me and I wrote it down in the little notepad thing in my phone. And here it is. (The live version with the bar crowded and hot and the cold blowing in when the door opens and closes and people drinking and cheering and singing along and a few drinks already in me makes it way better than this video version. But this is still good and a lot better than nothing.)

    Lyrics to Home :

    Alabama, Arkansas, I do love my Ma & Pa
    Not the way that I do love you

    Holy roly, me, oh my, you’re the apple of my eye
    Girl, I’ve never loved one like you

    Man, oh man, you’re my best friend, I scream it to the nothingness
    There ain’t nothin’ that I need

    Well, hot & heavy, pumpkin pie, chocolate candy, Jesus Christ
    There ain’t nothin’ please me more than you

    Chorus:
    Ahh, Home
    Let me come Home
    Home is wherever I’m with you
    (2x)
    La la la la, take me Home
    Baby, I’m coming Home

    I’ll follow you into the park, through the jungle, through the dark
    Girl, I’ve never loved one like you

    Moats & boats & waterfalls, alley ways & pay phone calls
    I’ve been everywhere with you

    That’s true

    We laugh until we think we’ll die, barefoot on a summer night
    Nothin’ new is sweeter than with you

    And in the sticks we’re running free like it’s only you and me
    Geez, you’re something to see.

    Chorus

    “Jade?”
    “Alexander?”
    “Do you remember that day you fell out of my window?”
    “I sure do, you came jumping out after me.”
    “Well, you fell on the concrete and nearly broke your ass and you were bleeding all over the place and I rushed you off to the hospital. Do you remember that?”
    “Yes, I do.”
    “Well, there’s something I never told you about that night.”
    “What didn’t you tell me?”
    “While you were sitting in the backseat smoking a cigarette you thought was going to be your last, I was falling deep, deeply in love with you and I never told you ‘til just now.”
    “Now I know.”

    Ahh, Home
    Let me come Home
    Home is whenever I’m with you
    Ahh, Home
    Let me come Home
    Home is when I’m alone with you

    Home
    Let me come Home
    Home is wherever I’m with you

    Ahh, Home
    Yes, I am Home
    Home is when I’m alone with you.

    Alabama, Arkansas, I do love my Ma & Pa
    Moats & boats & waterfalls & pay phone calls

    Ahh, Home
    Let me come Home
    Home is wherever I’m with you
    Ahh, Home
    Let me come Home
    Home is when I’m alone with you

    (Thanks to Lawrence for these lyrics)
    Alabama, Arkansas, I do love my Ma & Pa
    Not the way that I do love you

    Holy roly, me, oh my, you’re the apple of my eye
    Girl, I’ve never loved one like you

    Man, oh man, you’re my best friend, I scream it to the nothingness
    There ain’t nothin’ that I need

    Well, hot & heavy, pumpkin pie, chocolate candy, Jesus Christ
    There ain’t nothin’ please me more than you

    Chorus:
    Ahh, Home
    Let me come Home
    Home is wherever I’m with you
    (2x)
    La la la la, take me Home
    Baby, I’m coming Home

    I’ll follow you into the park, through the jungle, through the dark
    Girl, I’ve never loved one like you

    Moats & boats & waterfalls, alley ways & pay phone calls
    I’ve been everywhere with you

    That’s true

    We laugh until we think we’ll die, barefoot on a summer night
    Nothin’ new is sweeter than with you

    And in the sticks we’re running free like it’s only you and me
    Geez, you’re something to see.

    Chorus

    “Jade?”
    “Alexander?”
    “Do you remember that day you fell out of my window?”
    “I sure do, you came jumping out after me.”
    “Well, you fell on the concrete and nearly broke your ass and you were bleeding all over the place and I rushed you off to the hospital. Do you remember that?”
    “Yes, I do.”
    “Well, there’s something I never told you about that night.”
    “What didn’t you tell me?”
    “While you were sitting in the backseat smoking a cigarette you thought was going to be your last, I was falling deep, deeply in love with you and I never told you ‘til just now.”
    “Now I know.”

    Ahh, Home
    Let me come Home
    Home is whenever I’m with you
    Ahh, Home
    Let me come Home
    Home is when I’m alone with you

    Home
    Let me come Home
    Home is wherever I’m with you

    Ahh, Home
    Yes, I am Home
    Home is when I’m alone with you.

    Alabama, Arkansas, I do love my Ma & Pa
    Moats & boats & waterfalls & pay phone calls

    Ahh, Home
    Let me come Home
    Home is wherever I’m with you
    Ahh, Home
    Let me come Home
    Home is when I’m alone with you

     

    4 Responses to “Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, Home (2009)”

    1. Dan from Madison Says:

      I do like that song – were the others good as well?

    2. onparkstreet Says:

      I like Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

      You all might like the Tiny Desk Concerts (NPR)

      I tend to like the music they showcase.

      http://www.npr.org/series/tiny-desk-concerts/

      (I think they had Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros on too, once. BTW, I need to post about my friend Lisa’s band that I saw last October at Fitzgeralds. The band was really good.)

      – Madhu

    3. Paavo Ojala Says:

      I too just last week stumbled upon this artist, and this song my favorite from their album. Nice video too, first saw it here.

    4. Lexington Green Says:

      Dan this band may not even have a name. They did a bunch of stuff, with the core being the piano player and bassist. They had a bunch of people come up for some songs, including my wife. The main female singer was great. She also did “Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding, “She Talks to Angels” by the Black Crowes, “Superstar” by the Carpenters (an interesting mix), all of which were superb, plus various Christmas songs, and other stuff.

      Madhu, I will check out Tiny Desk Concert.

      Paavo, we are apparently late to the party on these guys. Better late than never.