Credits:
Recorded at Studio X in Nashville TN, March 2018
Tom Manche...vocal, guitars, drums
Dave Francis...bass
Steve Conn...organ
Katy Collins...harmony vocal

Lyrics

I last set foot in Jordan
Almost forty years ago.
It’s bittersweet to be here
‘Cause of circumstances though.
My mother’s here to meet me
Oh, she looks so frail and gray.
She’s with my smiling cousins
They’re all holding signs that say…

Welcome Home, Welcome Home
A warm and tearful greeting
From family and friends
Welcome Home, Welcome Home
This can’t be the way my story ends

‘Cause Youngstown is my home…
I landed there with nothing as a young man long ago
And gradually created quite a life.
I built a family business, made a ton of friends
And raised four lovely daughters with my sweet devoted wife
In Youngstown, back in Youngstown

You know, I saw it coming
But what could I have done?
I was caught up in the question
Of who’s a true American
‘Bout all that I can do now
Is keep praying for a day
When kinder hearts take over
And I hear my country say…

Welcome Home, Welcome Home
A warm and tearful greeting
From family and friends
Welcome Home, Welcome Home
I hope to God that’s how my story ends
With a welcome home, home to America.


© 2018 tom manche

© 2019 Tom Manche