Atmosphere - Always Coming Back Home To You Lyrics

To all my killers and my hundred dollar billers
To emo kids that got too many feelings

He held the register open while he counted her change
I was next in line which meant I was invisible
From where I stood I could see that the till was full
He didn't look the type to play superhero
So I stepped forth and paid for my cigarettes
Crept out the stores front door to chase a little breath
Bangles in my head, shake the song off
Another manic Monday night, its gonna be a long walk

A car pulled up, a fixed up cutlass
A woman and a child climbed out and left it running
They went inside of the deli, placed an order
With the extra dollar fifty bottled water cause the daughters picky
When they came out mommy gave me a glance
That said man can love an angel but he's got to take the chance
Already knew the deal, I lit one up and walk
So they got back in the Oldsmobile, belted up, and took off

Thug love on the corner by the walgreens
Lookin at me like I'm just another square saltine
As I get closer I notice that they showing each other sketches
Out of their notebooks, reminded me of my old roots

I walk pass with a nod and a reminisce
Swear to god hip hop and comic books was my genesis
Respect the life and the fashions of the children
It's the only culture I've got, exactly what we've been building

All of a sudden I'm in front of some man
No he's a youngin but he's got a gun in his hand
He looks fifteen, he looks frantic, no he looks afraid
Immediately apprehensive til I heard him say
"Do you want this It's not mine I promise
I found it on my block in between a couple garages
Didn't wanna leave it for a child to stumble over
I don't even know how to hold it."

It was a thirty eight, the poor man's machete
Held it in my hand, thinking damn man it's heavier then expected,
Wedged it behind my belt buckle
Knowing that its evil, even thought that I could smell trouble
The extra strength felt weak,
But over there on the corner saw what I needed and proceeded to cross the
Put the heat in the mail box to loose it
Figured that the post office knows whats best to do with it

Mosey down the road thinkin' bout the old
I use to roam this zone with two feet of snow
Right here, this use to be a record shop
I've gotten love, I've gotten drunk, I've gotten beat up in that parking lot
I've had my lake street pride for three decades
These alleyways, and these streetlights have seen my best days
Before I was a germ learning how to misbehave,
All the way to the grave, south side is my resting place

Took a right on Lyndale I'm getting near
But then the road became empty and the people disappeared
The clouds ran away, opened up the sky
And one by one I watched every constellation die
And there I was frozen, standing in my backyard
Face to face, eye to eye, staring at the last star
I should've known, walked all the way home
To find that she wasn't here, I'm still all alone

No matter where I am, no matter what I do
I'm always coming back home to you
They can leave me for dead they can take away my true
I'm always coming back home to you
Through the lies and the sins that ride the wind that blew
I'm always coming back home to you
As sure as the life in the garden that you grew
I'm always coming back home to you
No matter where I am, no matter what I do
I'm always coming back home to you
If only I had known what you already knew
I'm always coming back home to you
From the heaven I've had to the hell I been through
I'm always coming back home to you
I'm always coming back home to you

Other Lyrics by Artist

Rand Lyrics

Atmosphere Always Coming Back Home To You Comments
  1. Ian McCarthy

    Im always comin back home to this song. I moved from Minneapolis to South Dakota in 04 and moved back shortly after when i didnt make it and i was listening to this album the whole way back in my 88 Iroc, i even exited on Lyndale when i got back home. Hope Slugs doing ok these days, sure he is..

  2. Gripstress 451

    Me and my husband got married when we were kids back in 94. We had 4 daughters and big ups and deep falls. We split a few years ago but we both knew we would always come home. He passed away this year but this song speaks directly to me. I 100% KNOW he would listen to this and think of us just like I did. We are and always have been big fans. Your words are too close to home. Thanks! Also you're awesome in concert.

  3. All Roads Lead Here

    Felt evil just holding it

  4. Big Bear Lake Calling


  5. sensidove hrt

    they don’t always come back home to you

  6. Ditch Bank Bandits

    Minneapolis baby!


    Just an underrated dope ass hip hop song....

  8. ArtbyLuke

    1:43 Did he just call an inanimate object evil?

  9. Do it Dex

    I said it years ago I think Minnesota hip hop scene was a missed opportunity. So much good music!

  10. CrAzY JaY

    I recently moved and left everything behind especially the girl that I truly love and who supports me with anything... that last verse hits hard knowing she isn’t here..

  11. babybug 13

    Southside is my resting place! hahaha fuckin slug

  12. Krista Trefiletti

    The first Atmosphere song I've ever heard. I am so glad that I was intoduced to Slug..He's amazing in every way.

  13. Kao Raduenz

    Minneapolis ❤️💚

  14. Bone Daddy

    first heard this on the road trying to find myself

  15. Mary Vang

    Love thisss!! 💜💜

  16. howwrongwewere

    the line "do you want this- it's not mine i promise...i don't even know how to hold it" his me so hard every single time.

    mj jordan

    howwrongwewere share mate

  17. Claire Mercado

    One of my favorite songs of all time 💛.

  18. Scott Giles

    "That said man can love an angel but he's got to take the chance"

  19. MassiveGat

    I remember this from my lonely backpacker days when I had no friends and only music to comfort me, while I would sit under a tree everyday after school and write my lines. As depressed as I was I look back on it with a bittersweet fondness knowing that I've grown as a person. Thanks Slug, you got me through some rough shit.

  20. Pikasde

    Damn this is a good song, the lyrics are so great and the beat is neet!


    "it's not mine I promise. I found it on my block between a couple garages , didn't wanna leave it for a child to stumble over it, I don't even know how to hold it "

  22. demsy36

    Before I was germ learning how to misbehave all the way to the grave south side is my resting place

  23. Erc sos

    Getting this tattooed

  24. Smoqueed

    43 people never came back home

  25. Arthur Vanzandt

    still coming back home to you in 2017

    Jody Collier

    Arthur Vanzandt 2018

  26. James M

    "The road became empty and the people disappeared. The clouds ran away and opened up the sky and one by one I watched every constellation die. And there I was frozen, standing in my backyard. Face to face, eye to eye staring at the last star. I should've known, walked all the way home to find that you wasn't here and I was still all alone." That quote hit me hard <3

    Rob Base

    Absolutely love this line. Lyrical genius.

  27. Brian Anselment

    Great song but the soul patch makes me wanna scream

  28. Richard Smith

    wish i could find tabs for the riff playing

    Brendan B

    Its super simple! Found it on google awhile back

  29. Astros Dubai

    great song!

  30. Katelyn Reed

    I love this song. But, hey, can anyone explain what he means when he says "Man can love an angel but he's gotta take the chance. I already knew the deal"
    I feel like I should know what he means but it's not coming to me, haha. Help me out here???

    Katelyn Reed

    Thank you :)

    Richard Smith

    Katelyn Reed it means whatever it means to you. music is always open to interpretation especially with this guy.

    Richard Smith

    Katelyn Reed personally i think it means he could tell she wanted to talk to him but has lost faith in that sort of thing but that is my personalized interpretation of it.

    Fuck the Bullshit

    Wondered the same thing💕

    Jesse Myers

    Personally i think he means taking the chance to love again after being hurt, and if you don't take the risk of being hurt again you'll miss out on being with an angel who's perfect for you

  31. K S

    back when Atmosphere made good music

    Gary Cee

    fishing blues is badass dafuq you talkin

  32. Alex Linthicum

    he didn't look the type to play superhero

  33. Eric Mara

    25 people don't know what good music is. This is in my top five songs ever made.

    Joonsday 626

    41 now all bad lol


    real spit

  34. Aaron Lunney

    "the extra strength felt weak"

  35. Marz DCLXVI


  36. Ryan Collins

    i love this my homies:D

  37. Mr. Grey

    This is straight fucking fire.

  38. Old Gregg

    Minnesota has the greatest rappers. I swear to god if there's anything that's great about Minnesota, it's the Rhymesayers label.

    Gary Cee

    Old Gregg PRINCE

    Lucca Brasi

    Real talk!! 612 reppin hard! Best independent wordsmiths, emcees, deejays......raw ass talent and they all claim the cities. I think it's super legit that Sean and cats like Prof sling some vinyl and no matter how famous or whatever they get, they still hold down the cities, and wouldn't wanna live anywhere else....cuz the playground is clear of stems and syringes....and I know a few spots that sell 12 inchers....say shhhh

    jamie skelter

    RE:fresh is coming on the scene again, formerly known as ILLadvised. Real music, lots of it. He is independent. No one cant stop him now.

    thereal OG

    And the women

  39. Jake Compton

    I'm getting "no matter where I am or what I do...I'm always coming back home to you" tattooed on me.just don't know where


    Jake Compton If you're looking for the symbolism for location, probably on your upper back/shoulder blades - that way it's always facing who or whatever you leave, to remind them that it's only temporary.

    Tyler P

    I'm actually getting this same quote tattooed too, underneath a St. Louis skyline armband.

    Everything's Eventual

    The idea and evem the thoughts given in the thread are so generic lol I have more tats than I care to count man really take time I to what you want and don't listen to generic ideas unless they really speak to you. But I hope it comes out fire

    Justin Credible

    Forehead. Do it dude

  40. fahad alawadi

    this song reminds me of outlandish


    It reminds me of shook ones part 2

    James Paul

    lool thats jokes

  41. Kenpachi Zaraki

    to emo kid that got too many feelling's

  42. Odd Soul


  43. epif

    Lake Street is an actual street in Minneapolis and should be capitalized... not to be picky or anything, just saying...

    Brynjar Berg Hjaltason

    +epif "Not to nitpick", not to nitpick, just saying. ;)

  44. DJF 506

    die hard metal fan..but this song hits home, good stuff!


    Lol word

    Cameron Nikolajew

    I think as a die hard metal fan I can say the same thing but I think we all know the answer to that smart ass question is metal fans favorite is Mercury of Queen.

    The Archer

    He has a ton of good shit out. Check out his newest album.

    Everything's Eventual

    cool story bruh

  45. Ye Moss

    Are u stupid? We can see the lyrics on the screen!! If u like the song, a simple like would do the job. No u had to ruin the song by editing it your own way...

    Kayla Faiman

    Whats your problem? 

    Santino Medina

    you okay buddy? lol

    Jake Stowell

    Wait what did he do? lol he just put the lyrics

  46. scott huntion

    i hear this and think that i will be home and you wont but it wont stop me from looking for you 

  47. kxng_Naki

    There's so many relatable and thought provoking lyrics to ever quote. the whole song should be it's own quote. One of the best songs I've ever heard.

  48. Phobia7495

    Love listening to this song when I'm drunk. lol

    adolfo herrera

    Phobia7495 likewise

    Matthew Freeman

    High and drunk

  49. Mitsurugi2424

    this is really well done, but it would be twice as good if the lyrics appeared as the story was told

  50. Josh

    Holy the bass at the veginning

  51. 1998almostfamous

    its awsome how this song has 0 dislikes thats fucking cool

  52. Anna Lee

    Atmosphere all the way!!!!!

  53. Dalton

    I thought that was awesome too. Love Atmosphere and love Slipknot.


    I love that your name is slipknot0040 and you upload an amazing hiphop video, It's cool to not discriminate between genres.

  55. Josh G

    How in the fuck does this not have more views and likes??? It's one of the best Atmosphere songs.