Chris Orchard
We All Come Home
Lyrics
We All Come Home

All of the babies have grown
They've sprouted their wings and flown
Eager to break from the chains of their love
Promising one day they'll phone
A woman alone by my side
Is waving her children goodbye
Kisses and hugs in the passenger lounge
They'll fly through the air, her tears fall to the ground

But we all come home
No one leaves forever
One day! The heart strings will pull us together
For a time

The lovers the husbands and wives
Hover like lost butterflies
The infants cling on for as long as they can
Ignoring the time drifting by
Arrival's come bursting with smiles
While Departures are silent with fears
Promise you'll call when you land in New York
Love the last breath in their ears

But we all come home
No one leaves forever
One day! The heart strings will pull us together

(Middle)
We all share the family of man
Protection is locked in our genes
Though we hunger for love and we're fearful of loss
We know we must follow our dreams

Yet we all come home
No one leaves forever
One day! The heart strings will pull us together
For a time

All of the aircraft have flown
I stand in the dark alone
Watching the stars come to life one by one
Feeling the ache in my soul
And the ominous clock on the wall
Relentlessly beating its call
We are merely ethereal whispers of light
We blaze for a while and we're gone in the night
Chorus repeats
Credits
Lyrics Credits: Chris Orchard
Music Credits: Chris Orchard
Producer Credits: Shane O Farrell
Publisher Credits: Naz-sect publishing, Nashville
Performance Credits: Chris Orchard and Shane O Farrell
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Description
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Story Behind the Song:
A bittersweet lament for the empty nesters, juxtaposed with the inexorable journey of life, and the suggestion of reincarnation and reinvention. The setting is any International airport, Arrivals and Departures.
Metadata
Song Length: 3:50
Primary Genre: Folk-Contemporary
Secondary Genre: Folk-Contemporary
Tempo: Other
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Love for Child
Subject Matter 2: Existence
Mood 1: Poignant
Mood 2: Pleased
Similar Artist 1: Harry Chapin
Similar Artist 2: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later