Who Sang Home by Another Way? James Taylor

James Taylor Never Die Young cover art
Credits
release date: 1988
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Pop Rock/Soft Rock
length: 3:51
producer: Don Grolnick
mixer: James A. Farber
recording engineer: James A. Farber
harmonica: Greg “Fingers” Taylor
assistant engineer: Don Rodenbach
Those magic men the Magi
Some people call them wise
Or Oriental, even kings
Well anyway, those guys
They visited with Jesus
They sure enjoyed their stay
Then warned in a dream of King Herod's scheme
They went home by another way

Yes they went home by another way
Home by another way
Maybe me and you can be wise guys too
And go home by another way
We can make it another way
Safe home as they used to say
Keep a weather eye to the chart on high
And go home another way

Steer clear of royal welcomes
Avoid a big to-do
A king who would slaughter the innocents
Will not cut a deal for you
He really, really wants those presents
He'll comb your camel's fur
Until his boys announce they've found trace amounts
Of your frankincense, gold and myrth

Time to go home by another way
Home by another way
You have to figure the Gods saying play the odds
And go home by another way
We can make it another way
Safe home as they used to say
Keep a weather eye to the chart on high
And go home another way

Home is where they want you now
You can more or less assume that you'll be welcome in the end
Mustn't let King Herod haunt you so
Or fantasize his features when you're looking at a friend

Well it pleasures me to be here
And to sing this song tonight
They tell me that life is a miracle
And I figured that they're right
But Herod's always out there
He's got our cards on file
It's a lead pipe cinch, if we give an inch
Old Herod likes to take a mile

It's best to go home by another way
Home by another way
We got this far to a lucky star
But tomorrow is another day
We can make it another way
Safe home as they used to say
Keep a weather eye to the chart on high
And go home another way



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Never Die Young
  • 2 T-Bone
  • 3 Baby Boom Baby
  • 4 Runaway Boy
  • 5 Valentine's Day
  • 6 Sun on the Moon
  • 7 Sweet Potato Pie
  • 8 Home by Another Way
  • 9 Letter in the Mail
  • 10 First of May

  • Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 07464408511
    script: Latin