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CD: Home


Louise Mosrie
Louise Mosrie/Donna Ulisse


Five o’clock Cars for miles Racing lights Nobody smiles A driver honks behind me. I see his tired eyes and let him go Cause everybody’s just tryin’ to get home. Home - Maybe his wife has dinner ready Home - Mashed potatoes and brown gravy Home Put a little dirt and concrete under his feet To call his own And the world falls off his shoulders like a heavy coat And he’s home In the check-out line Behind an old man Cart full of cat food - twenty cans A pack of cigarettes and he’s Humming a song I don’t know He winks and says “I got hungry mouths at home”. Home - I see him in his chair reading the paper Home - Cat on his lap like a guardian angel Home Faded photos line the wall taken all Of 60 years ago Surrounded by familiar friendly ghosts And he’s home The streets silent and dark Like the end of some sad song But as I turn the corner Like a northern star The lights are on. The lights are on. Home - In the sun filled rooms of your laughter Home - Your heart’s my furnace in the winter Home Your arms around me, grounding me The sweetest four walls I’ve ever known Cause wherever you are that’s where I’ll go And I’m home. Yeah, wherever you are, that’s where I’ll go Home