When You Come Home

from by Jeff and Maya Bohnhoff

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You have burned your candle
To waxy pools and smoke.
But you will find your fire when you come home.

You never made a promise
No word you ever broke
But I will hold you tight when you come home.

Far from all desire
You made a pillow of hard stones
But I'll wrap you in soft blankets when you come home.

Aching and breaking
Solitude is all you own.
But you'll sleep among the grasses when you come home.

You have tasted water
From emerald pools so clear.
Bathed in silver radiance
Of the mist that gathered near.
You fought the lonely battle,
Until your spirit broke.
Your eyes told me your story
Before you ever spoke.

Battle scarred and rattled
By all things you've lost.
But you will be renewed when you come home.

Duty once called
And now you grapple with the cost.
But all debts will be forgiven when you come home.

As you traveled farther
The land withered down to brown.
You dined on husks and promises.
Wore your sorrow like a crown.
You fought the lonely battle
Until your spirit broke.
Your eyes told me your story
Before you ever spoke.

You will find your fire.
I will hold you tight.
I'll wrap you in soft blankets.
You'll sleep among the grasses.
You will be renewed.
All debts will be forgiven.
When you come home.

credits

from I Remember the Rain, released February 11, 2016
When You Come Home (lyric and music ©2015 Jeff Bohnhoff)

Maya Bohnhoff - Lead and harmony vocals
Jeff Bohnhoff - Guitars, synthesizers, drum programming
Mike Mallory - Bass
Igor Len - Piano, synthesizers
Michelle (vixy) Dockery - Harmony vocals
Mary Crowell - Harmony vocals

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Jeff and Maya Bohnhoff San Jose, California

Jeff and Maya have an identity crisis. Their music is sometimes uproariously funny parody (like their spot-on "Bohemian Rhapsody" parody "Midichlorian Rhapsody", or hauntingly beautiful, like "Road to Jerusalem" or "Manhattan Sleeps". One way or another, their music will create strong emotions. Jeff and Maya have been creating music together since 1979, and plan to continue for some time to come. ... more

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