This song is based on the epic novel The Odyssey
by Homer. The hero, Ulysses, is trying to get home across the ocean after the Trojan War, but the gods keep making it difficult:Though the danger on the rocks is surely past
Still I remain tied to the mast
These lyrics refer to an incident where Ulysses had all his crew block their ears so they wouldn't hear the Sirens' song and crash the boat on the rocks, but Ulysses kept his ears open and had his crew tie him to the mast so he wouldn't dive off the boat.Could it be that I have found my home at last?
Home at last?
Ulysses is ever hopeful he'll get back to his wife and son.
Ed - Boston, MA