Topic: The Only Place that Ever Felt Like Home

My friend, Selso Martinez, posted a picture on Facebook with the caption, "Only place that ever felt like home." I decided to turn it into the song below. https://soundcloud.com/jets60/the-only- … -like-home

The Only place that ever felt like home Jeff Gilpin


Intro strumming Em


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[Em]Breeze in trees at the [C]end of the day


[Am7]Cooling off the warmth of the [D]sun


[G]Takes me back to that [C]place I [G]left


[D]Way back when life had just be[Em]gun. [D]


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[Em] Didn’t know how good I [C] had it then,


[Am7]Let me tell you, I had it [D]good.


[G]Didn’t worry a[C]bout a [G]thing


I [D]had that life thing under[Em]stood. [Em7]


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The [C]world was just waiting [G]on me.


[D]Felt it calling me to [G]roam.


So, [C]I left the mountains [G]where I was born,


The [D]only place that ever felt like [Em]home.


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[Em]Set in my mind to [C]go see the world


[Am7] Waved goodbye to my native [D]shore.


[G]Took in the sites of [C]far-off [G]places,


[D]Not caring what was in [Em]store. [D]


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[Em]Came back, but never really [C]made it home.


[Am7]Decided I wasn’t going to [D]stay.


[G]Off to the other far [C]end of the [G]world,


[D]I’d head home another [Em]day. [Em7]


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The [C]world was just [G]baiting me,



While [D]I continued my [G]roam.


[C]Thought about mountains from [G]time to time.


The [D]only place that ever felt like [Em]home. [Em7]


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Well, [D]I’ve been back a [G]few times since,


Heard [D]echoes from back in the [G]day.


I thought, [D]“Wasn’t it great how it [G]was back then?


Those [C]times, that are gone to [D]stay." [D7]


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I [Em]think about it a [C]lot these days,


With [Am7]all my time travelling a[D]round.


[G]Got to see the wonders [C]of the [G]world,


But [D]lost that sleepy old [Em]town. [D]


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I [Em]might just go back to [C]live one day,


Or [Am7]might leave that one a[D]lone.


It’ll [G]never be as good as it [C]was back [G]then,


The [D]only place that ever felt like [Em]home. [Em7]


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Yes, the [C]world played a trick [G]on me,


[D]Coaxed me, started my [G]roam.


[C]My roaming days can’t [G]lead me back to


The [D]only place that ever felt like [Em]home.


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Outro Strumming Em


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J  E  T  S
...and yet a Washington Football Club fan ...long story...HTT...WFT

2 (edited by TIGLJK 2021-02-27 21:53:36)

Re: The Only Place that Ever Felt Like Home

Brilliant song -- isn't that so true - just like Dorothy in Wizard of OZ " There is no place like home" ! And there's several ways to interpret what the word " Home" is referring to. Very Nice Jeff !     

It's one of those songs that as a songwriter you go - Dang, I wish I'd of thought of that !  smile

Way to go Jeff, and thanks for sharing.

Jim

Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but what your mind can imagine.
Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except only the the best." - Henry Van Dyke

Re: The Only Place that Ever Felt Like Home

Thanks, Jim. Selso Martinez got me started on this one, so props to him for that.     

J  E  T  S
...and yet a Washington Football Club fan ...long story...HTT...WFT

Re: The Only Place that Ever Felt Like Home

Excellent!     

I want to read my own water, choose my own path, write my own songs

Re: The Only Place that Ever Felt Like Home

Thanks, Ken.     

J  E  T  S
...and yet a Washington Football Club fan ...long story...HTT...WFT

6 (edited by Peatle Jville 2021-02-28 21:09:22)

Re: The Only Place that Ever Felt Like Home

Jeff that is  a good "home is where the heart is song". My 100 year old mum left her birth home, the little Island of Ovalau over 80 years ago as a young woman and she still gets times of homesickness for that place and its lifestyle.

Re: The Only Place that Ever Felt Like Home

Thanks, Pete. I know how she feels.     

J  E  T  S
...and yet a Washington Football Club fan ...long story...HTT...WFT