Simon & Garfunkel - Homeward Bound Lyrics




I'm sitting in the railway station.
Got a ticket for my destination.
On a tour of one-night stands
my suitcase and guitar in hand.
And every stop is neatly planned
for a poet and a one-man band.

Homeward bound,
I wish I was homeward bound,
Home where my thought's escaping,
Home where my music's playing,
Home where my love lies waiting silently for me.

Every day's an endless stream
Of cigarettes and magazines.
And each town looks the same to me,
the movies and the factories
And every stranger's face I see
reminds me that I long to be,

Homeward bound,
I wish I was homeward bound,
Home where my thought's escaping,
Home where my music's playing,
Home where my love lies waiting silently for me.

Tonight I'll sing my songs again,
I'll play the game and pretend.
But all my words come back to me
in shades of mediocrity
Like emptiness in harmony
I need someone to comfort me.

Homeward bound,
I wish I was homeward bound,
Home where my thought's escaping,
Home where my music's playing,
Home where my love lies waiting silently for me.
Silently for me.





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  1. Paul Lyon

    Wrote this at widnes train station

  2. Bob

    My all time favorite Simon & Garfunkel tune.

  3. Rockin Rollin n Trollin

    I'm homeward bound...with every breath I take ....

  4. 우정욱TV

    가슴이 시린 노래네
    언제까지나 듣고 싶네요

  5. TheRoostersClutch Gamer

    you would have to be some sort of sugar eating lizard riding on the back of the toad that adopted you to give this a thumbs down..

  6. Sweetcherries

    my jam since the 90s we used to have movie day in fridays and a movie was on on class about talking animals that got lost it was a cat and 2 dogs

  7. Jack Pritchard

    Lost my bestie, she loved this song

  8. Krissie Kat Aus

    “I need someone to comfort me”

    Big Boy

    Happy holidays

    Krissie Kat Aus

    Big Boy thank you so much

  9. Rico T

    This folk classic was the UK's 86th best selling single of 1966, peaked at No.2 in the USA and No.9 in the UK in May 1966 for Simon and Garfunkel. Great lyrics, good melody.

  10. mynameadehsenpai

    They look like ben platt and Johnathan groff lol

  11. Andrew Farris

    This guy can sring words together like no other.his genius is unmatched.

  12. phillip cottrell

    tonight i'll sing my songs again and PRETEND

  13. phillip cottrell

    the movies and factories?????

  14. phillip cottrell

    tonight I'll sing my songs again

  15. phillip cottrell

    home where my love's life waiting silently for me

  16. phillip cottrell

    a poet and a one man band?

  17. phillip cottrell

    homeward bound...…..means THE home in sky

  18. Toymiko

    Still love this song soooooooooooo much .................. Toymiko

  19. wheelerz dealerz

    how can anybody put a thumbs down on such a beautiful song.....

  20. Izzy_Is_Oran9e YT

    Izzy love's rock 🎸 💘 Enjoy 1965.

  21. GodIsJamesMason

    Simon & Garfunkel are magic! Just pure magic! <3

  22. my cat is a spazz

    How did they not play this on BoJack horseman

  23. Thomasgene

    What A great song! Makes an old man wanna cry, cause you can't go home!

  24. Ron Chapman

    tbh, Paul was pretty special.

  25. Fireboi Vlogs&Gaming

    My grandpa was dying and he wanted to have this song played.

  26. [ Lizardwave ]

    "If I could go back in time I would... We'd be in our living room in Seattle... Dad would get us pizza and snacks... then pick the movie because we would always fight about it... and he always picked your movie... But I can't do that. All I can do now is fight for you-- We're the best team, enano. So we have to keep going forward..."

  27. Nathaniel Burch

    Sitting on a bench, and thinking about when I can see my home again

  28. Tina Jane Oxnam

    I like simon & Garfunkel songs. 👍🎵🎶🎤🎧🎷🎸🎹🎺

  29. Lazarus1095

    I remember watching a series of public service advertisements in Great Britain for the Friends of John McCarthy during the long years that they were trying to get him and others released from Lebanese terrorists.


    FJM played the first part of the song on their advertisements when each of the hostages was released, but they only played the full version- and the very last verse- on the day he was released. Watching that last advertisement- hearing the very last verse play as he stood there at the open door of the aircraft and realizing what I was seeing- was one of the most moving moments of my life.

  30. Roberto Castillo García

    ¿Quien chucha le metió esa batería?

  31. mjk121882

    I remember this song from The Leftovers. They integrated this song so well into the episodes.

  32. Matthew Morden

    until we meet Kaitlyn

  33. mueller roberta

    homeless ssi is for the businesses vs health safety and welfare

  34. corbin mcnabb

    "All my words come back to me in shades of mediocrity"
    Amazing lyricist.

  35. historyman1

    Homeward Bound was written at 'Widnes North' station (as it was known then on the Cheshire Lines 'Liverpool to Manchester Line'). There is debate that he wrote part of it at a Wigan station, but this is the one Simon credits. The Farnworth folk club, where he had been playing, was close by. So was my school (Wade Deacon Grammar) - right next door. Every time I missed the school bus, or was on yet another detention, I'd have to trudge across to the station for the train to Hunts Cross in Liverpool. On those dark winter nights it was so depressing, and every time I was there, that song was going around my head as I sat waiting. We knew the story at the time (late 60s/early 70s), so it was a buzz to be singing a song in my head, written in that very place, and fully empathising with how he felt. Bleak nights just wanting to go home! There's been a few plaques on the station wall there, but they keep getting nicked. Simon even appealed for their return at a gig in the Albert Hall. Also this: Simon’s friend Geoff Speed, who provided lodgings in Liverpool for the musician in September 1965, said: “It is probable he wrote one verse in Liverpool and the chorus in Wigan, with the song being finished in Widnes. We heard him writing the tune when he was staying at our house and then we dropped him at the station. He probably finished the song on the platform.”

  36. Sergio Ribeiro

    EIS QUE ACONTECE VIDA EM TODOS OS PROPÓSITOS EXISTENCIAIS, ONDE O SENTIDO É ÚNICO. O AMOR É A GRANDE ENGRENAGEM PARA MOVER O MUNDO. AME-SE SEMPRE.

  37. john brennan

    I always loved Simon and Goldberg.

  38. Paulo Oliveira

    I'll play the game and pretend

  39. Cody McGrath

    This a Dubliner Channel?

  40. ANGELA Merkel

    Holy shit, that snare kicks...

  41. Nam Yarasree

    Reminds me of summer 1969 in Ireland with my friend Maggot. Was 19.

  42. Jose Luis Bondi Campo

    Hay Guitarras Gallaghers o Criollas Wants Needs IBM MACS ! PC

  43. Patrizzia Andriani

    Siamo sulle Ande della musica. Il cono in cima si capovolge.Li vicino Antartide.

  44. Dizi Hough

    Paul Simon wrote this song in Crewe, Cheshire apparently.
    Not suprised. I've spent some time in Crewe and i always wish i was Homeward Bound. 😂

  45. Leslie Schmidt

    I love & miss you, Judith!

  46. Sameh Samir

    😥😢

  47. McGannahan Skyjellyfetti

    A song played when a runner is stranded at third base and the third out is called... 😟

  48. Mrs Mikail Christiano Ronaldo

    Wondering what England is like this time of year.

    Heather Alexandra

    Wet - as usual!

  49. gta 5

    The only thing I know for sure is that when I first heard Simon and Garfunkel's songs not long after I was born in the United States 1952 I loved their songs. As did almost everyone else.

  50. Jin Lee

    I lived in the UK in my childhood and this song would always bring my memories back. I miss those years and my home very much.

  51. Steve

    Paul Simon is a small little-bitty homosexual Ashkenazi Jew.

    My My

    Probably not, but we know you're a real piece of human excrement.

    Steve

    @My My Nope you're wrong. There's no probably. He's an Ashkenazi Jew for sure. You're just uneducated dummy. It's cool though bec you're probably a Jew too. LOL :D

  52. Lisa Fury

    Me 💗 love

  53. Nacho Comeras

    You need to stay out from home to real feel how powerful this song is

  54. Bill McQ

    At sea for 45 years..this song haunted me all through my life...two families later, plenty of back emptiness...

  55. Charles Pukeowski

    Fuck you 800 dislikes, go and listen to bieber and cyrus

  56. pat comerford

    Yes, I am homeward bound at this stage of my life, 46 years after I first heard this masterpiece.

  57. A Breso-Bresci

    Roseann and I in our youth - My heart is breaking with out her near me... Memoreis of use sitting on moneybars sing in harmony ... our youth
    ... My days to long now too silent... without younearNothing is right...the balance is wrong - I love you RIP Big Sister...

  58. lory991959 guzman carrasco

    Simon & Garfunkel - Homeward Bound
    7.896.598 visualizaciones legend song

  59. Nathan Inch

    I prefer the Kevin Garvey version

  60. Greg Starnes

    Road trips to Tahoe. Listening to Simon and Garfunkel greatest hits album. It was the only album my parents ever played...Brings back warm memories

  61. Roberto Castillo García

    que hace esa batería ahi?

  62. DAWGY 30

    I fucked my true love of my life for a quarter of this song before I cum... result

  63. ll70517

    "But all my words come back to me in shades of mediocrity" rings true man rings true
    ...home
    where my love lies waiting
    silently for me...

  64. Manuel Harold Jimenez Ruiz

    ...home
    where my love lies waiting
    silently for me...
    This song ended too soon. I wanted at least one more verse and chorus.
    Laurie...Jill...Matt and Mary...Tom and the baby...Nora.  "You're home."

  65. ossi stigell

    Good music for times of travel.

  66. Adam Feldman

    👍✅

  67. Jo Smith

    A mission a search .
    A vision thing, a dreaming thing .
    Got a mate made aware of regarding writing above and information looking for is unshop stuff .it's a big issue . Information is being looked for if anything of above makes sense please talk .number will be given from some talking .
    No information will be voluteeered unless knowing something also .its a sensitive topic .four years awareness. A thinking thing where things personal became as early as 2003(2002not so personal )this is a urging a must know a need to know please help [email protected]
    A wall has become an interest also .
    Through vision the station one also .
    Two walls an interest one possably suiting my mate .
    Lots more curiosotys.
    One dream was water big waves and catching one to get back to shore .
    A reason has come through recently .
    Basketball courts and not on floor type .
    A steering one red *** .steering being main point .
    Many more .its an acess thing .this may make sense .

  68. Jon Fridrik hrafnssonmeister

    ...home
    where my love lies waiting
    silently for me...
    Im here after maddie poppe 😍
    Laurie...Jill...Matt and Mary...Tom and the baby...Nora.  "You're home."

  69. doodles galore

    Alright, who else was brought here by Simon and Garfunkel?!
    This song will get you out of limbo.

  70. Lori Hancock

    Kevin Garvey sent me here so he can come back from the dead.
    This song will get you out of limbo.
    "But all my words come back to me in shades of mediocrity" rings true man rings true

  71. Eli G.

    I wish that this album were played on radio.

  72. Jomar Machado

    I was blessed enough to have all this kind of music in my 20's...

  73. matheus gouveia

    Remember to sing this when you die.
    "But all my words come back to me in shades of mediocrity" rings true man rings true
    I live here now.

  74. Mike Cross

    I live here now.
    ...home
    where my love lies waiting
    silently for me...
    The Leftovers, the season final was fucked up good

  75. rajni sachdev

    The Leftovers!!!
    "But all my words come back to me in shades of mediocrity" rings true man rings true

  76. Chris Radford

    I simply cannot listen to this song without crying.
    Kevin Garvey sent me here so he can come back from the dead.

  77. Katelynn Hancock

    "But all my words come back to me in shades of mediocrity" rings true man rings true
    The Leftovers!!!

  78. Raquel Casanova

    "But all my words come back to me in shades of mediocrity" rings true man rings true
    ...home
    where my love lies waiting
    silently for me...

  79. kevincarter2020

    The Most Powerful Man in the World and his Identical Twin Brother

  80. Alf Ching

    Nobody Wrote or Writes Songs to Touch this Generation of People

  81. Filippo Reyes

    Silently for Me - WUWEI

  82. john johnston

    "But all my words come back to me in shades of mediocrity" rings true man rings true
    I live here now.

  83. Denys Peel

    Soooo Good together...

  84. Ismael MIllán Ares

    I live here now.
    ...home
    where my love lies waiting
    silently for me...

  85. Paul Booth

    Written on Widnes North railway station, Lancashire.

  86. Joe Bronson

    Getting ready for court
    Ill play the game and pretend

  87. Luann Rouff

    It's not just the song...it's listening to it with a full heart at 62, much older than my parents were when I first heard it, and all the fleeting years (decades) in between, and now I have my own adult children, and so it goes...

  88. Dan massey

    Possibly, all over the world, there are train stations haunted by Paul Simon. And he's not even dead yet.

  89. monolyth421

    Harry and Lloyd

  90. Henri

    Anybody here from that one family guy episode where peter and quagmire start singing?

  91. smokeyhaze1000

    still a classic to be passed on to the next generation...