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Memories of Bobby Goldsboro and “Come Back Home”

I graduated from Butler High School in Huntsville, Alabama in 1971.  It was that year that a song came out in an album with the same name — “Come Back Home” (shown here–released by United Artists).  It was by Bobby Goldsboro who had already become my favorite songwriter and singer.  He crossed over from country to soft rock to pop and all around.  I enjoyed his style.  But this song more than all the others got my attention.  “Come Back Home” is a song that is a prayer asking for the Lord Jesus to return to earth– “if only for the children, come back home” says the last line of the chorus. 

What is especially intriguing is that I did not become a Christian until 1974.  Why would I listen to this kind of a song?  I played it over and over and over.  I think the reason was that the Spirit of God was speaking to my heart.  I was listening to Billy Graham whenever he came on television.  I had picked up a Bible to try to understand it.  I was in search mode for my life.  This was one aspect of my search.  The song captivated me and made me think about the fact that the Bible said Jesus was still alive and that he was coming back.  The song told me we would not make it on our own if He did not come back.

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Music Postings

One of my hobbies over the years has been guitar playing & songwriting.  I have finally put a little history down on how that has worked in my life.  You can check it out under the music tool bar option on my blog site.  I have also listed the songs of my published CD “No More Tears” with a short description of each song and for a few of them the actual recording.  I have further links to add to the section on the songs giving a detailed theological commentary on the words of the songs but those are not yet ready to post.