Saturday, April 30, 2016

Singalong! Homeward Bound by Simon and Garfunkel

I first learned this song in my grade eleven guitar class. I loved it, but never really enjoyed playing it because it has a bar chord in it and I was never able to master the bar chord. Guys, those are hard! I don't know how everyone else does them so easily. Sometimes I would still play it for fun, just skipping the one chord every time it came around. It was a total musical statement, and definitely not just me being lazy.


HOMEWARD BOUND
by Simon and Garfunkel

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 every stop is neatly planned for a poet and a one-man band.

[Chorus]
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.

Every day's an endless stream
Of cigarettes and magazines.
And each town looks the same to me,
The movies and the factories
And every stranger's face I see reminds me that I long to be,

[Chorus]

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.

[Chorus]

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