Homesick

Album: Feels Like Home (2013)
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Songfacts®:

  • Co-written with Chris Stapleton, this acoustic ballad finds Sheryl Crow returning home from a long tour. However, the ghosts of her departed lover make her realize that she doesn't want to be home alone as she longs for life on the road. The bittersweet song asks the question as to where "home" actually is.
  • The song is a track from Crow's first Country music album, Feels Like Home. She told Country Weekly that writing the songs for the set opened to door to a new set of difficulties. "Because I produced myself for most of those [pop] records, I was left to my own devices as far as letting some things slide lyrically," Crow explained. "There's none of that in country songwriting where you leave anything up to the imagination. Like any kind of [experimental alternative artist] Beck song, we all love it, but sometimes you have no idea what it's about. The country format does not operate on that."

    She continued, "It's very first person. Every line has a point or has meaning, something that's clear. It was a great challenge for me, and one that I feel like has given me a whole new energy as far as my career goes."
  • The song features the voice of Zac Brown, frontman of The Zac Brown Band, on harmony.

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