Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Feel Like Going Home


This song by Charlie Rich really ought to be disgustingly self-pitying, but the defeat is so thorough that the singer, you feel, is not asking for pity at all, simply stating the bald facts of a failed life. It is desperately sad, and Knopfler's yearning guitar perfectly complements the lyric. Beautifully sung, too.

Lord I feel like going home
I tried and I failed and I'm tired and weary
Everything I ever done was wrong
And I feel like going home

Lord I tried to see it through
But it was too much for me
And now I'm coming home to you
And I feel like going home

Cloudy skies are rolling in
And not a friend around to help me
From all the places I have been
And I feel like going home

Lord I feel like going home
I tried and I failed and I'm tired and weary
Everything I ever done was wrong
And I feel like going home

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