Mötley Crüe - Home Sweet Home - Meaning of the song
"Home Sweet Home" is a song by American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. It was originally released in 1985 on the album Theatre of Pain, and again in 1991 for the Decade of Decadence 81-91 compilation album. It has been recorded as a cover version by several artists, most notably country singer Carrie Underwood, who released her version as a single in 2009.
The track was a response to Crue’s history during their 1983 tour in support of Shout at the Devil record. “It was our first time,” Nikki Sixx said in the documentary included with 2016’s The End – Live in Los Angeles. “A tour bus picked us up at our little tiny apartments and we took off to go play some shows, and 18 months later we got dropped back in our little apartments.
After becoming perplexed, Sixx explained, "We didn't know what to do, so we started writing songs for Theater of Pain, and 'Home Sweet Home' started to emerge." The lyrics were inspired by the sense of being away for so long and yearning to return, which is ironic... because all you ever want to do is join a band and hit the road, but once you're on the road, all you want to do is get back home.”
Home Sweet Home - Lyrics
You know I'm a dreamer But my heart's of gold I had to run away high So I wouldn't come home low Just when things went right It doesn't mean they were always wrong Just take this song, and you'll never feel Left all alone Take me to your heart Feel me in your bones Just one more night And I'm comin' off this Long & winding road I'm on my way I'm on my way Home sweet home... Tonight, tonight I'm on my way I'm on my way Home sweet home... You know that I've seen Too many romantic dreams Up in lights, fallin' off The silver screen My heart's like an open book For the whole world to read Sometimes nothing Keeps me together At the seams I'm on my way I'm on my way Home sweet home... Tonight, tonight I'm on my way Just set me free Home sweet home... Home sweet home... Home sweet home... Home sweet home... I'm on my way I'm on my way Home sweet home... Yeah! I'm on my way Just set me free Home sweet home...