Homecoming Album

Artist(s): America

Cover Art

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Tracklist

Ventura Highway

length: 3:32
remixer: George Martin
producer: George Martin and America
vocal: Gerry Beckley, Dan Peek and Dewey Bunnell
engineer: Mike Stone
bass: Joe Osborne
guitar: Dan Peek, Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley
keyboard: Dan Peek and Gerry Beckley
percussion: Hal Blaine
drums (drum set): Hal Blaine
piano & guitar family: America
percussion & drums (drum set): Hal Blaine
assistant engineer: Chuck Leary
composer: Dewey Bunnell
lyricist: Dewey Bunnell

Chewing on a piece of grass
Walking down the road
Tell me, how long you gonna stay here Joe?
Some people say this town don't look
Good in snow
You don't care, I know

Ventura Highway in the sunshine
Where the days are longer
The nights are stronger
Than moonshine
You're gonna go I know

'Cause the free wind is blowin' through
Your hair
And the days surround your daylight
There
Seasons crying no despair
Alligator lizards in the air

Wishin' on a falling star
Watchin' for the early train
Sorry boy, but I've been hit by
Purple rain
Aw, come on Joe, you can always
Change your name
Thanks a lot son, just the same

Ventura Highway
In the sunshine
Where the days are longer
The nights are stronger
Than moonshine
You're gonna go I know

'Cause the free wind is blowin' through
Your hair
And the days surround you daylight
There
Seasons crying no despair
Alligator lizards in the air

To Each His Own

length: 3:15
vocal: Dan Peek, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell
bass: Joe Osborne
guitar: Dan Peek, Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley
keyboard: Gerry Beckley and Dan Peek
percussion: Hal Blaine
drums (drum set): Hal Blaine
lyricist: Gerry Beckley
composer: Gerry Beckley
To each his own it's plain to see
To walk alone you have to be
It's all for you and all for me, you'll see

I'm gonna miss you, yes, I will
No matter who you are, I'll love you still
For my life is my conscience, the seeds I sow
I just wanted to let you know

Familiar faces that I've seen
Turnin' red and turnin' green
They just got caught with writing on their sleeve, I guess I'll leave

I'm gonna miss you, yes, I will
No matter who you are, I'll love you still
Will you cancel my papers and lock the door
Cause I ain't gonna be 'round no more

Will I make it through the summer
Breaking ties with the old and new
Losing one just gains another
There is nothing I can do

I'm gonna miss you, yes, I will
No matter who you are I'll love you still
For my life is my conscience, the seeds I sow
And I just wanted to let you know

I'm gonna miss you, yes, I will
No matter who you are, I'll love you still
Will you cancel my papers and lock the door
Cause I ain't gonna be 'round no more

I'm gonna miss you, yes, I will
No matter who you are I'll love you still
For my life is my conscience, the seeds I sow
And I just wanted to let you know

I'm gonna miss you ..

Don’t Cross the River

length: 2:32
remixer: George Martin
producer: America and George Martin
vocal: Dan Peek, Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley
engineer: Mike Stone
bass: Joe Osborne
guitar: Dewey Bunnell, Gerry Beckley and Dan Peek
keyboard: Dan Peek and Gerry Beckley
percussion: Hal Blaine
banjo: Henry Diltz
drums (drum set): Hal Blaine
assistant engineer: Chuck Leary
composer: Dan Peek
lyricist: Dan Peek
There's a little girl out lyin' on her own
She's got a broken heart
She's not the kind to take you down for long
She knows and plays it smart

(Ah) And if she's comin' she's showed no mark
She's heard no whistle blowin' from the dark
She feels like leavin' and she don't know why
Without no bridges she's trapped, so I sigh

Don't cross the river if you can't swim the tide
Don't try denyin' livin' on the other side
All your life
You were on your own

If you want you can ride my train
And soon forget the reason that you're leaving
You'll lose yourself and then sometime
Maybe even save yourself some grievin'

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Don't cross the river if you can't swim the tide
Don't try denyin' livin' on the other side
Don't cross the river if you can't swim the tide
Don't try denyin' livin' on the other side
Don't cross the river if you can't swim the tide
Don't cross the river if you can't swim the tide
Don't cross the river if you can't swim the tide ...

Moon Song

length: 3:42
vocal: Dan Peek, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell
bass: Joe Osborne
guitar: Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell and Dan Peek
keyboard: Dan Peek and Gerry Beckley
percussion: Hal Blaine
drums (drum set): Hal Blaine
composer: Dewey Bunnell
lyricist: Dewey Bunnell
The moon begins to rise upon my fallen eyes
I'm taken back to firelight
A drunken dreamer's plan to stay just as I am
Amidst the dancing paradise
A case of beer, a smile, a motorcycle child
I feel the glow surround me
And you, and you, and you, and you, and you

Orange funnels and snowy tunnels
Summer troubles and books in bundles
Orange funnels and snowy tunnels
And you, and you, and you, and you, and you

Only in Your Heart

length: 3:19
remixer: George Martin
producer: George Martin and America
vocal: Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek and Gerry Beckley
engineer: Mike Stone
bass: Joe Osborne
guitar: Dewey Bunnell, Gerry Beckley and Dan Peek
keyboard: Dan Peek and Gerry Beckley
percussion: Hal Blaine
drums (drum set): Hal Blaine
drums (drum set) & percussion: Hal Blaine
assistant engineer: Chuck Leary
composer: Gerry Beckley
lyricist: Gerry Beckley
Mary, have you seen better days
And will you find different ways
And does he really mean that much to your heart
Carry, all of the weight you can find another man
And lead him directly there to the source
You've got to chart his course

[Chorus]
Cause it is only in your heart
This thing that makes you want
Start it all again

Wake up from an elusive dream
You've got to change the scene
It's getting so hard to see the end
Break down all of the walls you can
You need a helping hand
I'm sure there's someone there just for you
He's trying to make it too

Cause it is only in your heart
This thing that makes you want
Start it all again
Only in your heart
This thing that makes you want
Start it all again

You can't disregard your friends
But life gets so hard when you reach the end
Mary, have you seen better days

Till the Sun Comes Up Again

length: 2:13
vocal: Dewey Bunnell, Gerry Beckley and Dan Peek
guitar: Dan Peek, Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley
keyboard: Gerry Beckley and Dan Peek
percussion: Gary Mallaber
drums (drum set): Gary Mallaber
bass guitar: Gerry Beckley
composer: Gerry Beckley
lyricist: Gerry Beckley
Think I'll write a different song
Got a feeling it might take a long time
Singin' it over again, I can't recall just how it used to be
Voices across the sea
Mm, mm, mm.

Will she come to me, to keep me company
Won't know till the sun comes up again

Gotta take the good with the bad
Sometimes I wish I never had my say
Always goes that way, or is it just the way I feel today?
Voices across the way
Mm, mm, mm.

Will she come to me, to keep me company
Won't know till the sun comes up again
Won't know till the sun comes up again
Won't know till the sun comes up again
Won't know till the sun comes up again
Won't know till the sun comes up again
Won't know till the sun comes up again

Cornwall Blank

length: 4:20
vocal: Dan Peek, Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley
bass: Joe Osborne
guitar: Dan Peek, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell
keyboard: Dan Peek and Gerry Beckley
percussion: Hal Blaine
drums (drum set): Hal Blaine
lyricist: Dewey Bunnell
composer: Dewey Bunnell
I've been down to the water
I've been on top of the world
Somebody should come and see me
Somebody should give me the word

'Cause I don't know how many more
I don't know how many more
I don't know how many more to see

Sometimes the free thoughts clash
Sometimes I see through the grass
Sometime the light begins to dim
Somebody should come and be me
Somebody should come and free me

'Cause I don't know how many more (many more)
I don't know how many more (many more)
I don't know how many more to see

Oh darlin', darlin', I always want to see you
Oh darlin', darlin', I always want to see you

I cannot learn much more life
I cannot see much more
Somebody should stop the new sight
Somebody should close the door

'Cause I don't know how many more (many more)
I don't know how many more (many more)
I don't know how many more to see

Wrapped in a blanket, lyin' in the snow
Feelin' like the men felt a long time ago
Goin' to find me a home, goin' to build it with my hands
Can't you see there's food to be grown
Got to dig up, dig up the land

Head and Heart

length: 3:50
vocal: Dan Peek, Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley
guitar: Dan Peek, Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley
keyboard: Gerry Beckley and Dan Peek
percussion: Hal Blaine and Dewey Bunnell
drums (drum set): Hal Blaine
bass guitar: Gerry Beckley
writer: John Martyn
There's just no way to say how much I love you
You never make me cry and that's just fine
I've only got my fear to burn above me
You know we all get scared from time to time

Love me with your head and heart
Love me from the place it starts
Love me with your head and heart
Love me like a child

There's just no way to play the things I'm feelin'
No way to tell you all the things you mean
Every day I only feel like stealin'
Away to where I know I can be free

Love me with your head and heart
Love me from the place it starts
Love me with your head and heart
Love me when I'm wild

Laying down the ways to say I need you
Scared of lookin' tall and feeling small
Running through the days I have beside you
Scared of being wrong, and that's it all

Love me with your head and heart
Love me from the place it starts
Love me with your head and heart
Love me like a child

Love me with your head and heart
Love me from the place it starts
Love me with your head and heart
Love me like a child

California Revisited

length: 3:06
vocal: Dan Peek, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell
bass: Joe Osborne
guitar: Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell and Dan Peek
keyboard: Dan Peek and Gerry Beckley
percussion: Hal Blaine
drums (drum set): Hal Blaine
composer: Dan Peek
lyricist: Dan Peek
Heaven may be an answer
If you're lookin' for Eden in the sky
On your waters I see a strange reflection
Rumor has it I'll see you when I die
Everyone I meet is from California
There's dancin' in the streets in California
In California you watch the shadow dancer
Floating gently, gently on the sea
In California you're such a strange romancer
Come and see me when the world has set you free
Everyone I meet is from California
There's dancin' in the streets in California
Everyone I meet is from California
There's dancin' in the streets in California

Saturn Nights

length: 3:33
vocal: Dan Peek, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell
bass: Joe Osborne
guitar: Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell and Dan Peek
keyboard: Dan Peek and Gerry Beckley
percussion: Hal Blaine
drums (drum set): Hal Blaine
composer: Dan Peek
lyricist: Dan Peek
One more song about movin' along the highway
Feel the fantasy in the air

(Ah -- --)

Filled the room with flowers from Norway
Sensed her majesty in the air
Made a sign 'bove your doorway, to show I care

I've been waiting every morning
Just to help you find your way
I've been standing on your corner
(Don't go away) Don't go away

One more song about movin' along the highway
Feel the fantasy in the air

I've been waiting every morning
Just to help you find your way
I've been waiting every morning
Help me make it through the day

I've been waiting every morning
Just to help you find your way
I've been waiting every morning
Help me make it through the day

I've been waiting every morning ...