Coming Home (Pt 2)

Album: Living in Extraordinary Times (2018)
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Songfacts®:

  • A father's guilt about being absent from his child, this song is a sequel of sorts to James' 1990 hit single "Come Home." The original was about frontman Tim Booth walking out on the mother of his first son. He explained to the BBC: "Part Two is about being with my wife and my (second) son, but I still have to go away a lot and it causes me more anguish than it does my son, who is a typical teenager."
  • The song also has a second, more universal meaning. Booth explained: "There are so many migrant workers that have to work. I know a nanny who hasn't seen her kids in 10 years because she fled El Salvador. Her kids are there and she makes money and sends it home every week. I have it easy compared to that kind of story, which goes on all over the world."

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