Audio

Heading Home

05:01
Sung by Sue Broudy with Scott Weber on guitar and Cole Smith on violin
03/02/2014
© Sue Broudy

Story

Heading Home is a song about me and my dad (he passed in 2011).  He had a unique life long before I came along.  I miss him but I know when I head home, he watches over.

Lyrics

How do you know a man’s life?   

Is it written in what he does?

Is is ever going to be the way you thought it would be in your memory?

 

I grew up in suburbia

My people are from the south

They fought in the Civil War in Tennessee, my grandpa spoke of bravery.

 

My headlights are heading home

Still too far away to roam

Time to lay down my heart

Time to make a new start

 

At fifteen I was taking the train

Always taking the train to New York.

To find an identity to wear, to hide behind, to prove to him that I was right.

 

I worked every day of my life.

I owed nothing and I had some fun.

But my dad was always there like he is now even in the blackest of the night.

 

My headlights are heading home

Still too far away to roam

Time to lay down my heart

Time to make a new start

 

Find the time

Find the time                                    

Make some time

To store it all away.

 

My headlights are heading home

Still too far away to roam

Time to lay down my heart

Time to make a new start

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