the song
title : Homesick son
written by : Eddi Reader and Boo Hewerdine
song copyright : © 1998 Warner Music UK Ltd / Chrysalis Music Ltd

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader vocal
Boo Hewerdine acoustic guitar, backing vocal
Johnny Scott acoustic and electric guitars?
Calum MacColl electric guitar, high-strung guitar?, backing vocal?
Teddy Borowiecki Hammond organ, keyboards?
Tim Harries 5-string electric bass?
Roy Dodds drums, percussion
music
key : B flat major
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 115
form : vr VR VR M VR vr M VR R r
lyrics

provided for research and private study only (see above for copyright details):

Homesick son

somewhere out west you might find
someone better than I am
if I ever leave your mind
you’ve been gone too long

my homesick son

in a land of greyhound dreams
you must grab it while you can, where
nothing’s ever what it seems
are you that strong

my homesick son?

{la-la-la-la-la}
and the ciphers you meet
on the roads and on rails
{la-la-la-la-la…}
and the traces of love
in the clues and the trails, oh-wah

even in your best disguise
I can tell there’s something wrong, but
hell is other peoples’ lives
you’ve known all along

my homesick son


yeah-yeah
yeah-yeah
mmm-mmm

{la-la-la-la-la}
and the ciphers you meet
on the roads and on rails
{la-la-la-la-la…}
and the traces of love
and the clues and the trails, oh-wah

somewhere out west you might find
someone better than I am
if I ever leave your mind
you’ve been gone too long

my homesick son

you’ve been gone too long

my homesick son
oh-yeah
ah-ah


the recording
personnel
produced by : Eddi Reader and Boo Hewerdine
co-produced by : Rafe McKenna
recorded by : Barry Hammond at Chipping Norton Studios in 1997-04
mixed by : Rafe McKenna at Britannia Row Studios and/or The Roundhouse Studios, London
mastered by : ? at ?
technical
track timing : 2:58
song timing : m:ss
released on
album : Angels & electricity [WPCR-1990, Japan only] track 14