Song of the Day #5,055: ‘Home’ – Foo Fighters

When a Foo Fighters song came up as today’s random iTunes selection, I just assumed it would be loud. I’m a big fan of Dave Grohl, but only an occasional fan of his band because of the heaviness of their sound.

But ‘Home,’ the final track on the band’s 2007 album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, turned out to be something very different, a delicate piano ballad about the longing for a place to be at peace.

That makes me wonder if I’m missing out on similar quiet moments throughout the Foo Fighters’ discography, or if this is a rare exception.

On another note, I always like when an album title comes from the lyrics of one of its songs (and I dislike when an album title shares the title of one of its songs).

[Verse 1]
Wish I were with you
But I couldn’t stay
Every direction
Leads me away
Pray for tomorrow
But for today

All I want is to be home

[Verse 2]
Stand in the mirror
You look the same
Just lookin’ for shelter
From cold and the pain
Someone to cover
Safe from the rain

All I want is to be home

[Verse 3]
Echoes and silence
Patience and grace
All of these moments
I’ll never replace
No fear of my heart
Absence of faith

All I want is to be home

[Musical Break]

All I want is to be home

[Verse 4]
People I’ve loved
I have no regrets
Some I remember
Some I forget
Some of them living
Some of them dead

All I want is to be home

One thought on “Song of the Day #5,055: ‘Home’ – Foo Fighters

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    The song seems particularly poignant given Taylor Hawkins’ recent untimely death.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.