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Faith Hill, ‘Come Home’ – Song Review

Come Home
Warner Music Nashville

It’s been four years since Faith Hill‘s last radio release, but on ‘Come Home’ she shows she’s been paying attention. Any concerns that she might have lost touch with what’s hot in Nashville are washed away within the first 20 seconds of this song. It’s one Lady Antebellum would be kicking themselves for not getting their hands on first.

Hill’s debut single from her first new album in over six years is a soaring ballad about missing someone who’s working for a noble cause. It could be a thank you note to the U.S. military, but the lyrics allow for a personal interpretation.

“Hello world, hope you’re listening / Forgive me if I’m young or speaking out of turn / But there’s someone I’ve been missing / And I think that they could be the better half of me / They’re in the wrong place trying to make it right / I’m tired of justifying,” she sings to begin the song.

The momentum builds through the first chorus, into a poetic second verse: “I get lost in the beauty of everything I see / The world ain’t half as bad as they paint it to be / When all the sons, all the daughters / Stop to take it in / And hopefully the hate subsides and the love can begin / It might start now / Maybe I’m just dreaming out loud.

Hill’s delicate voice is backed up by a man who sounds suspiciously like husband Tim McGraw during the chorus. The two word title she repeats over and over is simple, yet full of emotion. “Come home, come home / ‘Cause I’ve been waiting for you / For so long, so long / And right there’s a war between the vanities / But all I see is you and me / To fight for you is all I’ve ever known / So come home.”

Hill’s return is full of optimism. ‘Come Home’ is a song that may take a few listens to connect with country radio listeners, and while some may never fall in love with it, few will object to what she’s trying to accomplish.

4 Stars

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