20 Best Songs About Coming Home

By Nico Gonzalez

There are few things more comforting than a song about coming home. Whether you’re returning from a long trip or finally escaping from a bad situation, these songs will make you feel welcome and loved. Here are 20 of the best songs about coming home!


Georgia on My Mind – Ray Charles

Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind (The Orginal Song From The Albom)

Georgia on My Mind by Ray Charles is a song about longing for a place that one can never return to. The lyrics of the song are written from the perspective of someone who is away from Georgia, and they reflect the memories and emotions that are associated with that state. The song is both sad and nostalgic, and it captures the feeling of homesickness perfectly. Many people who listen to this song often feel as though they can put themselves in the shoes of the narrator and understand how he feels.

Our House – Madness

Madness - Our House (Official 4K Video)

Our House by Madness is a song about coming home after a long time away. The feeling of relief and excitement that comes with returning home is captured perfectly in the lyrics, which talk about finally being able to relax in your own home and spending time with loved ones. The song is upbeat and cheerful, making it the perfect accompaniment to any homecoming celebration! Many artists have taken inspiration from the original, and created their own cover versions to express how they feel about coming home after a long time away.

Take the Long Way Home – Roger Hodgson

Take the Long Way Home - Roger Hodgson (Supertramp) Writer and Composer

There’s no better song to describe the feeling of coming home after a long time away than “Take the Long Way Home” by Roger Hodgson. The lyrics perfectly capture the sense of relief and happiness that comes with finally being reunited with your loved ones. As Hodgson sings “I’m on my way home, taking the long way home,” you can’t help but feel that same sense of joy and anticipation. Its lyrics are almost comical at times, as Hodgson sings “I’m coming home, I don’t know where I’ve been; I’ve got the smell of the sea in my clothes.”

He’s confused about where he’s traveled and it’s humorous because everyone feels like that once they finally come home after a long time away. It brings out that sense of innocence and child-like wonder that we often lose when we get older.

Let Me Take You Home Tonight – Boston

Boston-Let Me Take You Home Tonight

Boston’s “Let Me Take You Home Tonight” is a feel-good song about the joys of coming home. The songwriter, Tom Scholz, says that the song is about “the excitement of returning home after a long absence.” The song has a classic rock sound that will make you feel nostalgic for those carefree days of your youth. Its lyrics are breezy and charming. Its lyrics are about viewing one’s home as a refuge from the world. Some people interpret the song as a romantic ode about falling in love at home.

In the Stars – Icona Pop

Icona Pop - In The Stars [AUDIO]

Although not about specifically returning home, “Stars” by Icona Pop is a great song to listen to when you’re on your way there. The feeling of anticipation and happiness that comes with finally being reunited with your loved ones is perfectly captured in this song, making it the perfect choice for a road trip home. Its lyrics are simple but effective, including lines like “How did I get here? / How do I get back to where you are?”

These lyrics go hand in hand with the feeling of missing someone deeply, which is something that comes up often when thinking about coming home to your family or friends after a long trip or time spent away.

Coming Home – Enrique Iglesias

Enrique Iglesias - Coming Home Lyrics HD

Coming Home is a song by Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias, featuring vocals from Australian singer Sean Paul. The song was written by Iglesias, Descemer Bueno, and Gian Marco. It was released as the fourth single from Iglesias’ tenth studio album Sex and Love (2014). Many fans were disappointed when this song was released as the official single, since it’s not very representative of the album. However, Iglesias has said in interviews that he included “Coming Home” on his original track listing but decided to replace it with a more upbeat song.

The song is an uptempo dancehall track about coming home and seeing someone special. Iglesias and Sean Paul trade verses back and forth, with Sean Paul delivering his trademark fast-paced rapping throughout the song. The lyrics of the song express finding peace when coming home after a long time away.

I Feel Home – O.A.R

O.A.R. - I Feel Home | Live On Red Rocks

I Feel Home by O.A.R is one of the best songs about coming home. The song captures the feeling of relief and happiness that comes with returning home after being away for a long time. It’s a song about finally being able to come back to a place where you’re loved and feel accepted for who you are. Many people can relate to the lyrics, which talk about “old friends who never judge you” and having a place where you’re always welcome. Its lyrics and feel-good vibe help capture the feeling of returning home after a long time away.

New York City’s Killing Me – Ray LaMontagne

Ray LaMontagne - New York City's Killing Me

Ray LaMontagne’s “Killing Me” paints a vivid picture of what it feels like to be in love with New York City. The lyrics perfectly capture the city’s allure and the sense of emptiness that comes when you’re away from it. The song is a perfect reminder of why we love New York City and why we always come back to it. Its lyrics are simple, but they evoke complex emotions. Many of us have found ourselves in the same situation LaMontagne sings about, longing for “the girl” that’s not there. Some of us may even know the feeling of coming back to New York City after a long time away.

Our House – Crosby, Nash, and Young

"Our House"- Crosby Stills and Nash - Lyrics (HD)

Our House by Crosby, Nash, and Young is a beautiful song about the joys of coming home. The lyrics talk about how the singer is happy to be coming home to his family and his house, where he can finally relax and feel at peace. The song captures the feeling of relief and joy that comes with coming home after a long time away, and it’s sure to make everyone who listens feel warm and fuzzy inside. Its lyrics, ” But I’ve been gone so long, where did I go wrong? No peace and quiet anymore in this old house… In my own home town, something is bound to turn up,” perfectly capture that feeling of relief that comes with coming home.

Moonlight Mile – Rolling Stones

Moonlight Mile with lyrics- The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones released their album Sticky Fingers in 1971, and the song “Moonlight Mile” was one of the tracks on the album. Mick Jagger wrote the lyrics for the song, which are about a man who is walking home after a night out. The song reflects on all the events that occurred during the night and how they led to him walking home. Many of the lyrics portray a longing to be home, and ultimately, the song is about how important it is to have a place to return to after time away.

Lord, I’m Coming Home – Don Gibson

LORD I'M COMING HOME---DON GIBSON

Don Gibson’s Lord, I’m Coming Home is a song about the joy of coming home after a long absence. The lyrics are simple but touching, and the melody is upbeat and infectious. This song captures the feelings of relief and happiness that come with finally returning home after a long journey. Whether you’ve been away on a business trip or on vacation, there’s nothing quite like coming back to your own bed and your own familiar surroundings. For those who have been away from home for a while, Lord, I’m Coming Home is the perfect song to capture that sense of joy and anticipation.

House of the Rising Sun – The Animals

The Animals - House of the Rising Sun (1964) HQ/Widescreen ♫ 58 YEARS AGO

The Animals released “House of the Rising Sun” in 1964, and the song has since become a classic. The lyrics explore the life of a traveler who has seen and experienced a lot of the world, only to find that home is still the best place to be. The song captures the feeling of finally coming home after being away for a long time, and the relief and happiness that comes with it. Its lyrics talk about how “there is a house in New Orleans they call the Rising Sun” and its where he’ll be staying. From there, the lyrics say that it’s “where you drink champagne and it tastes just like iced lemonade.” 

Home – Daughtry

Daughtry - Home (Official Video)

Home by Daughtry is a song about the relief and excitement of finally coming home after being away for a long time. The song captures the feeling of being welcomed with open arms by loved ones, and the joy of being surrounded by the things that are familiar and comforting. It’s a reminder that no matter how long we’re away, home is always waiting for us. Its lyrics encourage us to “brace ourselves for our return” and to remember that “we were never gone, only just a thought away.”

Look into the Future – Journey

Journey - Look Into The Future

The song “Look into the Future” by Journey is all about looking forward to returning home after a long time away. The lyrics are optimistic and hopeful, depicting the joy and relief that comes with finally being able to come back home. The song is the perfect choice for anyone who is eagerly anticipating coming home again! Some of the lyrics include: ‘I’m sailing away on the wind, to a land I’ve never seen. I’m searching for peace of mind’, ‘Looking into the future, it’s all up to me’. This song is an excellent choice for anyone who is looking forward to returning home!

Mama, I’m Coming Home – Ozzy Osbourne

OZZY OSBOURNE - "Mama, I'm Coming Home" (Official Video)

There’s no mistaking the feeling of coming home after being away for a long time – and no one knows that better than Ozzy Osbourne. His song “Mama, I’m Coming Home” captures all the relief and happiness that comes with finally being back in your own bed, surrounded by the people you love. The lyrics are simple but touching, and the music is upbeat and catchy, making it the perfect song to listen to when you’re on your way home. Its lyrics convey the feeling of coming back to a home that has been sorely missed.

I’m Already There – Lonestar

Lonestar - I'm Already There (Message From Home) [Official Video]

I’m Already There by Lonestar is a country song about the joys of coming home. The protagonist sings about how happy they are to be back in their hometown, and how everything feels just like it used to. This song is perfect for anyone who’s missed their friends and family dearly, and is looking forward to reuniting with them. Many of us have the song on our iPods, so it’s a good one to add to your list of songs.

Lights – Journey

Journey - Lights (Official Video - 1978)

The song “Lights” by Journey perfectly captures the feeling of coming home after being away for a long time. The lyrics talk about how “the lights are on, and they’re shining bright” in anticipation of the singer’s return. The song is filled with excitement and relief, and it’s no wonder that it’s become such a popular choice for welcoming someone home. Some of the best covers come from singers like Adam Lambert and Christina Perri.

I’m Coming Home – The Spinners

SPINNERS - I'm Coming Home

“I’m Coming Home” by The Spinners is a soulful ballad about the joy of returning home after being away for a long time. The song captures the feeling of relief and happiness that comes with finally being reunited with the people we love. It’s a song that makes us feel grateful for the people and things we take for granted, and reminds us to never take them for granted. Some of the lyrics say, “And I’ll never let you go, I’m coming home… Everything I own is yours to keep.” It’s a song that makes us want to say “I love you” to our parents, friends and family.

Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama

Released in 1974, “Sweet Home Alabama” is one of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s most iconic songs. The song is a response to Neil Young’s “Southern Man”, and it criticizes the way that Northerners view the South.

The lyrics are full of references to Southern culture and history, and they celebrate the way that the South has been able to withstand the influence of Northern culture. “Sweet Home Alabama” has become an anthem for Southern pride, and it’s a must-listen for anyone who wants to understand the culture of the South.

My Hometown – Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen - My Hometown (Official Video)

“My Hometown” is a song by Bruce Springsteen about growing up in a small town and the ties that bind us to our homes. The song reflects on the changes that have taken place in the town over the years and how they’ve made it harder for people to stay there. It’s a nostalgic song that captures the feeling of coming home after being away for a long time. Its lyrics are simple, but they’re enough to help us reminisce about the past and how it shaped who we are today.