Vienna Teng – Homecoming chords

Homecoming (Walter's Song)
Vienna Teng
(Warm Strangers – 2004)

Intro:  E A E 
        B A E

E A E It's desert ice outside but this diner has thawed my ears
B A E BHot coffee in a clean white mug and a smile when the waitress hears
G# C#m A EThat I was born in North Carolina, not an hour from her home town
F#m A BAnd we used to play the same pizza parlor pinball
E A E And there's a glance in time suspended as I wonder how it is
B A E BWe've been swept up just by circumstance to where the coyote lives
G# C#m A EWhere my days are strips of highway, and she's wiping tables down
F#m A BHolding on and still waiting for that windfall
E A EBut I...'ve come home
B A EEven though I've never had so far to go
E A E B/D# C#m F#m A BI...'ve come
E A E I pay the check and leave the change from a crumpled ten-dollar bill
B A E BHead across the street where VACANCY is burning in neon still
G# C#m A EWell the night eats up my body heat, and there's no sign of another
F#m A BAnd I find myself slipping down into that black
E A E But things are good I've got a lot of followers of my faith
B A E BI've got a whole congregation living in my head these days
G# C#m G# C#m BAnd I'm preaching from the pulpit to cries of "Amen brother"
A BClosing my eyes to feel the warmth come back
E A EBut I...'ve come home
B A EEven though I swear I've never been so alone
E A E B/D# C#m F#m A BYet I...'ve come
G# C#m A EI just want to be living as I'm dying, just like everybody here
B A B EJust want to know my little flicker of time is worthwhile
G# C#m A EAnd I don't know where I'm driving to, but I know I'm getting old
F# A BAnd there's a blessing in every moment every mile
E A E Thin white terry bars of soap and a couple little plastic cups
B A E BOld Gideons Bible in the nightstand drawer saying "Go on open up"
G# C#m A EWell I'll kneel down on the carpet here, though I never was sure of God
F#m A BThink tonight I'll give Him the benefit of the doubt
E A EI switch off the lights and imagine that a waitress outlined in the bed
B A E BHer hair falling all around me, I smile and shake my head
G# C#m A EWell we all write our own endings, and we all have our own scars
F#m A BBut tonight I think I see what it's all about
E A ECause I...'ve come home
B A EOoooooooooooooh
E A E B/D# C#m F#m A B EI... I......... I.... I've come home
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