Homeward Bound Lyrics

Simon & Garfunkel


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Paul Simon
album: Track 4 in album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
release date: 1966-10-10
popularity : 38 users have visited this page.
length: 2:30
producer: Bob Johnston
composer: Paul Simon
lyricist: Paul Simon

Cover Art

Simon & Garfunkel Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme cover art
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I'm sitting in the railway station
Got a ticket to 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


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Scarborough Fair / Canticle
  • 2 Patterns
  • 3 Cloudy
  • 4 Homeward Bound
  • 5 The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine
  • 6 The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)
  • 7 The Dangling Conversation
  • 8 Flowers Never Bend With the Rainfall
  • 9 A Simple Desultory Philippic (Or How I Was Robert McNamara’d Into Submission)
  • 10 For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
  • 11 A Poem on the Underground Wall
  • 12 7 O’Clock News / Silent Night