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Someone to Come Home To

Lui Collins

Lui: vocal, guitar;
Anand: bass, electric guitar;
Keith: piano

Got a mailbox full of letters, daffodils brighten my lawn
I saw bougainvillea bloom in California but my crocus came and went while I was gone
Box of chocolates from some friends up in Georgetown welcomed me home today
But the memory of the music just brought tears to my eyes now that they’re 3000 miles away.

I want someone to come home to
someone to wrap me in his arms
someone to say how much he missed me
how he’s glad I got home safe from harm
Someone to lie down beside me
and hold me the whole night through
to laugh with and to cry with
I want someone I can come home to.

I wanted to sleep close beside you. I think you wanted that too
But maybe that was too wild a risk to take for grownups like me and you
So we kissed goodnight on the doorstep, you brushed away my tear
Said, "wouldn’t it be sweet if we lived closer" - I guess I’ll see you next year.

Still I want someone to come home to
someone to wrap me in his arms
someone to say how much he missed me
how he’s glad I got home safe from harm
To lie down beside me
and hold me the whole night through
to laugh with and to cry with
I want someone I can come home to.

Saw a friend in San Diego, we caught up on old times
she came to hear me play that night with some yearning in her eye
she’s got everything she’s dreamed of ‘cept the romance of the road
there are nights I’d give most anything for the everyday life she knows

I got angels to give me comfort
when the day is done
But sometimes my heart gets to longing
for some one special one

My California is always green and the poppies are ever in bloom
life on the road has its wonderful moments and eventually I get to go home
Where I can still see the prints of the paw of the bear who stood at my window last fall
and the red-headed finch who’s perched on my feeder insists we can rise above all

Still I want someone to come home to
someone to wrap me in his arms
someone to say how much he missed me
how he’s glad I got home safe from harm
To lie down beside me and hold me the whole night through

I got angels to give me comfort
When the day is done
But sometimes my heart gets to longing
For some one special one

To lie down beside me
And hold me the whole night through
To laugh with and to cry with
I want someone I can come home to
I want someone I can come home to

April 23, 2002
©2002 Molly Gamblin Music/BMI

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Guitar tuning: CGDGAD