Song Name: Coming Home

Songwriter: Owen Gallagher & Aoife Gallagher

Copyright: 2010

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Lyrics:

I found myself without a job, a young family to support
No chances here for me to take but the road to Dublin Port
The Celtic Tiger stripped me bare and left me high and dry
As a nation we've been here before, like fools we believed the lie

CHORUS
I'm coming home, I'm coming home
To a place I once belonged
I've been away such a long, long time
O'er land and sea, no family
It's so different from what I thought it would be
But now I'm home for a while and it don't feel like home to me

Now Eireann's sons and daughters will be forced to leave its shores
The bankers and the fat-cats too, well they screwed us all like whores
My children have no future here in a country on its knees
If only we could travel back and heed the prophet's pleas

CHORUS
I'm coming home, I'm coming home
To a place I once belonged
I've been away such a long, long time
O'er land and sea, no family
It's so different from what I thought it would be
But now I'm home for a while and it don't feel like home to me

How could we let this happen, when so many fought and died?
Have we let our fire fade? What happened to our pride?
Are we afraid to cross the fence to fight for what we love?
We cannot let our children leave, who needs the ones above?

Oh take a look around you now and see the beauty there
Forget the negativity that follows us everywhere
We've got to stand up all of us and go the extra mile
Our country is worth saving, my home the Emerald Isle

CHORUS
I'm coming home, I'm coming home
To a place I once belonged
I've been away such a long, long time
O'er land and sea, no family
It's so different from what I thought it would be
But now I'm home for a while, and it don't feel like home to me

I'm coming home, I'm coming home
To a place where I belong
I've been away such a long, long time
O'er land and sea, no family
It's so different from what I thought it would be
But now I'm home for a while, I wish it felt like home to me.