2. The Homecoming

A rockin’ tune. It turned out quite better than I’d hoped for, and also a little different. I re-wrote the chorus part for the Challenge, lowering it a whole note.

The lyrics are about this guy having a night out, when his long lost girlfriend, the Hollywood Starlet, suddenly turns up at the bar. And it turns out there’s still some embers glowing.

The Homecoming
(Persson)

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Party time, drinking time
Look what’s coming in the door
Famous looks, famous stares
Jaws are dropping on the floor

She was eighteen, chasing a dream
I was stagnant, at twenty-four
Well, what goes round comes around
So watch it what you’re wishing for

Where you’re headed, no-one can follow you
It’s a wild ride, it’ll take you for a spin
California, Tinseltown, land of your dreams

Sun goes down, moon goes down
There is only me and her
Find my feet – eyes that meet
Years of cherished hope unfurl

She was mine but I gave her away
To her longing, her great desire
So, here we are – near but far
Ten years late but still on fire

Where you’re headed …

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