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My heart is racing coming to the end this road
Am I strong enough not to turn away
Iíve come this far
I can see your face
Clear in my mind
Iím going home
Iím coming home

What made me run away- all those years I've wasted
I got your letter dear so much lost so little gained
Iíve come this far
You wrote how you feel
I have always known
Iím going home
Iím coming home

I do remember you said youíd wait forever
I said I had so much I wanted to do
I drove away looking for an answer
I found nothing that wasnít there with you

I tell you darling it was something I had to do
Iím no better now for playing the game
Iíve come this far
I know how you feel
I have always known
Iím going home
Iím coming home

For foolish dreams I worked so hard
Get rich schemes wasnít in the cards
Iíve changed my mind as the road unwinds
Iíll be me coming home to you

The say the grass is greener on the other side
Everywhere I roamed it was all the same
No matter near or far
Something changed
My heart is free
Baby Iím coming home
Iím going home
Iím going home

ken lehnig(c)2011

Why is doing what you love the hardest thing to do? Is it because failing what you thought defined you would be too devastating a thing from which to recover? If so, we stay where mere accident has left us.

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The following comments are for "going home/ song challenge"
by jonpenny

"I'm Going Home"
- Ten Years After [1968]

The song stuck in my head as I read this. I had their first two LP'..Of course, we've all heard their Woodstock version of "I'm Going Home"..
..caught them at the Convention Center in Wildwood, N.J., in the summer of 1970. Alvin Lee.

Anyway, I enjoyed your lyric.

( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: June 8, 2011 )

going home
Great seminal white boy blues/rock band. Saw them at the old SD stadium I think it was '69 and later in LA somewhere - memory a bit fuzzy -don't know why.
Thanks for the nod!

( Posted by: jonpenny [Member] On: June 8, 2011 )

Going Home
Hi Ken. When you first posted the title for the challenge, I was reminded that one of the first challenges you gave was "Comming Home"!

I thought you had forgotten that...but when I thought about it...there IS a difference in my mind. Coming Home gave me a sense of coming back home to loved ones, after being away...either in service or just wanting to see the world.

Going Home on the other hand, I immediately thought of going home to God etc., etc.,
and the image of dead soldiers invaded my mind when I posted my offering.

I noticed you have used both in your've covered all the bases...good job!


( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: June 8, 2011 )

rock ballad
Definitely has an 80's rock ballad sense to it. To show my age it makes me think of Grand Funks' "Closer to Home" (I'm your captain, yeah yeah yeah yeay....)


( Posted by: BWOz [Member] On: June 8, 2011 )

"I'm Your Captain..
[Closer to Home]"...1970

Grand Funk Railroad

..brings back memories at the town's pool that summer..{smiling}

( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: June 8, 2011 )

going home
you're so good at this ;-)

wonderful lyrics ken. can't wait to hear this one!

just submitted my lyrics for the challenge...glad i read yours after i submitted mine. Yours are so good, i might not have submitted mine at all!!

( Posted by: cmsmuse [Member] On: June 8, 2011 )

so far .. so good
I've got this idea whirling around in my mind as I work on the rock pile ... prune the magnolia ... drive to Duncan and back .... put together my weed whacker ... prepare my new planting area .... [had to haul 15 buckets of rocks out of there before I could begin!] ....

so ... each time I take a gander at a song submission for June .. I'm thinking .. jeez .. hope my idea doesn't take wings and land in someone else's head.

Loved this ... and not just because it's a different topic ..

one of these days I'm going to put a 'baby ... baby .. in my lyrics.

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: June 10, 2011 )

Going Home

Kinda reminds me of Ozzy. "...lost and found and turned around..." It's what popped into my head as soon as I started reading.

I love your lyrics. You make this look waaaaay to easy! ;)

I actually wrote one for this challenge. I had the same idea pop into my head that Bea did and my song is along the same lines as hers. I wrote the first draft last weekend and I gave it a week in the cooler so I could go over it with fresh eyes this weekend.

It's been awhile since I was in a poetry/lyrics mindset so I'm excited to hear what you think when it posts. I also took a stab at your poetry challenge, its already up!

Much Love,


( Posted by: HeRoCoMpLeX [Member] On: June 10, 2011 )

Going home - thanking six
Back from 'going down to the country!'
Thank you all for having a look, for for your thoughts - and kind comments.

( Posted by: jonpenny [Member] On: June 11, 2011 )

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