Song: Home

“Home,” song info for the second track of Ilona Tipp’s 2018 album “Unadorned”


Ilona Tipp, vocals and piano

I wrote this song for my best beloved Alex Myers... spouse, best friend, muse, and inspiration for decades. I've been trying to write him a love song for many years, but it never felt right until now. The chorus came to me to me as I was walking home from the train station on a very cold winter night, looking up at the stars. I sang the melody of the line "you are my north star, you're my guiding light; you're a warm bed on a cold, cold night" into my phone as I was walking (a method I often use for songwriting - many of my songs have been born out of a line sung into my phone as I walk!), and the rest of the song grew out of that. 


"Home" music and lyrics by Ilona Tipp, copyright 2018 Missive Maven Music

You’d think after all these years I’d have had enough
But every time you walk into the room my heart lights up
I think you’re more amazing with every passing year
It makes me so happy just to be near you

You are my north star, you’re my guiding light
You’re a warm bed on a cold, cold night
You are everything I never dared to hope for and more
You are the key, you set me free
You are home

I miss you every time you go away
I never really think I know the right thing to say
I don’t know how to write a song for you
I guess I’ll just keep it simple and say what’s true

You are my justice, you’re my better half
When I start to lose hope you always make me laugh
You are everything I never dared to hope for and more
You’re so clever, you are forever
You are home

We were just kids when we met
But it was a night that neither of us will ever forget
Twenty years later we are older and grayer
But maybe we’re wiser too
And I am so in love with you

You’re my lifeline, you’re a good time
You’re my best friend, you’re a G-dsend
You are home

I didn’t think I would marry anyone
It used to be I would prefer to be alone
But now I can’t even imagine life without you
Wherever you go that’s where I know I’m home
You are home

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