Home Thoughts From Abroad

Album: Home Thoughts (1973)
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  • I could be a millionaire if I had the money
    I could own a mansion, no I don't think I'd like that
    But I might write a song that makes you laugh, now that would be funny
    And you could tell your friends in England you'd like that
    But now I've chosen aeroplanes and boats to come between us
    And a line or two on paper wouldn't go amiss
    How is Worcestershire? Is it still the same between us?
    Do you still use television to send you fast asleep?
    Can you last another week? Does the cistern still leak?
    Or have you found a man to mend it?
    Oh, and by the way, how's your broken heart?
    Is that mended too? I miss you
    I miss you, I really do.

    I've been reading Browning, Keats and William Wordsworth
    And they all seem to be saying the same thing for me
    Well I like the words they use, and I like the way they use them
    You know, Home Thoughts From Abroad is such a beautiful poem
    And I know how Robert Browning must have felt
    'Cause I'm feeling the same way about you
    Wondering what you're doing and if you need some help
    Do I still occupy your mind? Am I being so unkind?
    Do you find it very lonely, or have you found someone to laugh with?
    Oh, and by the way, are you laughing now?
    'Cause I'm not, I miss you
    I miss you, I really do.

    I really do. Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Mick from BostonThis too was a song from my youth in the 70s and 80s. I thought it was awful then - would always turn it off the radio when it came on. Now I find it amazingly beautiful.
  • Terry. from SurreyThat first comment perfectly illustrates the difference between a pedant with no soul and a very sensitive person beautifully expressing his painful feelings and emotions, and not without a little wry humour. I think it’s a beautiful song , well constructed and sung with great feeling.
  • Kevin From Dublin from DublinA fine Singer Songwriter is C.T. Ward. Sound track to my growing up in 70s 80s.
  • Jarvis from London, UkThe first comment is a bit mean-spirited and unimaginative, with all due respect. The song is about someone trying to write to his ex and see if they can get back together, and clearly can't think of how to go about it - making mundane conversation about the house, seeing if she still feels the same, etc. Hence he starts with a lame tautology, and it becomes clear he is scratching around before finally admitting "I miss you, I really do". The English singer Rumer did a great version of the song recently, incidentally.
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