Not their best work by a long shot, but Jethro Tull’s “Home” is in my head these days. Just a simple, lovely song.
As the dawn sun breaks over sleepy gardens
I’ll be here to do all things to comfort you.
And though I’ve been away
left you alone this way
why don’t you come awake
and let your first smile take me home.
The shadows in the park were longer yesterday
and Lady Luck stood still, waiting for the kill.
And on a jumbo ride
over seas grey, deep and wide
I flew for heaven’s sake
and let the angels take me home.
Down steep and narrow lanes I see the chimneys smoking
above the golden fields … know what the robin feels
in his summer jamboree.
All elements agree
in sweet and stormy blend —
midwife to winds that send me home.