It's Time to Come Home

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"It's Time to Come Home"
It's Time to Come Home cover
Album track by The Rentals
Album Songs About Time (Chapter Two)
Released July 7, 2009 (digital)
May 28, 2010
Format CD, LP, digital
Length 3:17
Label self-released
Writer(s) Matt Sharp
Producer Matt Sharp
Status officially released
Songs About Time (Chapter Two) track listing
- "It's Time to Come Home"
(1)
"No Desire #2"
(2)
Alternate Cover
Chapter Two: It's Time to Come Home
Chapter Two: It's Time to Come Home
"It's Time to Come Home"
It's Time to Come Home cover
Album track by The Rentals
Album Lost in Alphaville
Released August 22, 2014
Format CD, LP, digital
Length 4:00
Label Polyvinyl Records
Writer(s) Matt Sharp
Producer Matt Sharp
Status officially released
Lost in Alphaville track listing
- "It's Time to Come Home"
(1)
"Traces of Our Tears"
(2)

"It's Time to Come Home" is a song written by Matt Sharp and later recorded by his band the Rentals. It first appeared as the first track on Chapter Two: It's Time to Come Home, the second mini album of the Songs About Time multimedia project. A reworked version of the song also appeared, a few years later, as the first track on the band's third studio album, Lost in Alphaville.

Appearances

Overview

"It's Time to Come Home" is known to have been written as early as summer of 2003 [1]. Matt Sharp is known to have performed the song live during one of his solo concerts in July of that year, commenting that the song had been recorded about a month earlier, including a piano section written by Greg Brown. The song was revisited in 2009 for the multimedia project Songs About Time, appearing on the project's second mini-album, also titled It's Time to Come Home.

The song was reworked once more for the Rentals' third proper studio album, Lost in Alphaville, released in 2014. This version features a new bridge with additional lyrics ("Innocence lost / somewhere in Alphaville...").

Personnel

Songs About Time

Lost in Alphaville

Music video

Songs About Time

The music video was directed by David Leamy [2].

Lost in Alphaville

The music video was directed by Daniel Kaufman and released on April 28, 2015.

Lyrics

What a strange day
Put your head out the doorway
Into the streets where the kids play
A game you used to know

As the day sets
Into the sky, bottle rockets
Mothers are calling
It's time to come home

Oh, oh, oh,
It's time to come home

Now it's nightfall
You've got plans for nothing at all
Well, who knows who might call?
But then where would you go?

Go into the night life
Into the dim lights
Look for someone who
Would tell you to come on home

Oh, oh, oh,
It's time to come home

Innocence lost
Somewhere in Alphaville
Inside a dream you are beside me still
When I awake
The dream is over
You're gone, gone, gone

What a strange time
As you flip on your house lights
And you realize
There's no one at home

See also