Homesick

by Emily Bea Professional

SONG LYRICS

Oh, it’s late in the evening
I find myself on the road
Towards the place I can find you
Where my heart feels at home

Up the hill, past the oak tree
The feeling’s overwhelming
Oh, I’m homesick for a person and a place I know I can’t be

So I’ll lay here through the night
Next to stone that marks the day you left my side

In my head I paint pictures I could hang on the wall
They fill the spaces of where you would belong
But every time that I paint you the picture’s never complete
So I’ll leave pink flowers, till the day that we’ll meet

And I’ll lay here through the night
Next to stone that marks the day you left my side

Oh, I’m homesick
Oh, I’m homesick for you
Oh, I’m homesick

Oh, I’m homesick
Oh, I’m homesick
Oh, I’m homesick

Oh, it’s late in the evening
I find myself on the road
There you are, you are with me
And I know I am home

DESCRIPTION
"Homesick" is a song I wrote about my twin sister, Melissa, who passed away. This song talks about a specific time a few years ago that I went to visit her grave on our birthday. In recent years, birthdays have been really hard for me... mostly because it's felt like this reminder that the one person I should be and want to celebrate with isn't here with me on OUR day. So I visited her grave and laid down on the ground next to her headstone in hopes to feel close to her... And I did. The warmest ray of sunshine came out on the darkest, gloomy November day and I knew she was there. And truth is, she always has been and always is there. I've felt her by my side throughout my whole life and for that I am so grateful. I wrote "Homesick" not only to help me during a really difficult time, but also for others. Losing loved ones is something each of us will go through at some point in our lives and it's never easy. We often refer to certain people as our "home" and with that we can often feel "homesick" for a person, especially hard if they are in the one place we literally cannot be. "Homesick" talks about that and ultimately in the end of the song, when I finally have her by my side, I'll know that I'm "home". Throughout my life I have felt SO THANKFUL for the knowledge that I will see and be reunited with my twin sister (and other loved ones!) again someday. And though this knowledge doesn't make it easier, it makes it bearable. It brings such comfort and peace. So until that day, I'm thankful for a place that I can connect and feel her here on earth <3
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