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Craig Morgan: Almost Home Meaning

Tagged: Poverty [suggest]

Song Released: 2002

Almost Home Lyrics

He had plastic bags wrapped 'round his shoes
He was covered with the evening news
Had a pair of old wool socks on his hands

The bank sign was flashing "5 below
It was freezing rain an' spittin' snow
He was curled up behind some garbage...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Feb 15th 2017 report

    I think the old man was homeless and wanted to be left alone so he could pass away and go home (heaven) and he would be fishing with a loved one that has passed on aswell.

  2. anonymous
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    Jan 26th report

    I know where Calico Creek is and where some of the words in the song came from. Some things have a real story.

  3. anonymous
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    Dec 11th 2020 report

    I have always thought that he was remembering a specific day from his childhood for the first time in 65 years through a dream. but as the man was awaken everything that he had been waiting to see for years was gone. just like being in a really good dream and you wake up and its gone. I believe that the song intended for him to go to heaven and reunite with his family but I think the version I described is even more sad.

  4. anonymous
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    Nov 21st 2019 report

    The actual lyric states: "I was close enough for my old nose..."
    He was an old man in that dream. He was ready to die & reunite with his family that he'd had no contact with for many years.
    As sad as that is, I've always loved how the lyrics of this song almost make the listener touch, see, hear & smell things as it would be described in a vivid dream.

  5. anonymous
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    May 10th 2019 report

    I've thought the same as the others but also that it also sounds like he could've been abducted when he was almost home and so he never made it home as a child and was never found and ended up homeless and alone & in the predicament that he's now in.

  6. anonymous
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    Feb 21st 2019 report

    The gentleman was dying.

  7. anonymous
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    Dec 23rd 2018 report

    I always thought that he was freezing to death and his life was flashing before his eyes and wanted to go ahead and go to see his family in heaven

  8. anonymous
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    Oct 20th 2018 report

    I believe he was dreaming of life when he was a kid when the guy woke him up.

  9. anonymous
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    Aug 14th 2017 report

    i think it's about he was dying and a guy was saving him but when he says he's almost home it's heaven bc heaven is made up of the things you love most in your past life so i think is he was almost to heaven

  10. anonymous
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    Mar 30th 2017 report

    Come on. Lay in freezing rain and snow -5 below. Glad people try to get the good out of things but this guy was almost gone!

  11. anonymous
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    Mar 13th 2017 report

    I just think he was remembering a time before he became homeless.

  12. anonymous
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    Mar 6th 2017 report

    I believe that it means that a young man was trying to help him on a cold night and he was dreaming about the good life and going home as a kid

  13. anonymous
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    Feb 18th 2017 report

    Amazing song!
    I think it means that life is hard now and when he was a child life was simple . Maybe war tore him into the place he is now. Maybe loosing his parents in 55 ?
    I don't think he is dying .
    I think because I can relate , that remembering when life was easy helps . It gets him through.
    His situation sucked and he just wanted to be left alone to go home when he was a boy , to a time where life was good.

  14. anonymous
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    Jul 26th 2016 report

    I always thought that the homeless man was a veteran trying to remember life before the war.

  15. anonymous
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    Mar 25th 2016 report

    He dreaming about home when he was starting to die and he wished that he hadn't woke him up so he would die dreaming while going to heaven.

  16. anonymous
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    Oct 11th 2014 report

    I believe the song had a double meaning. Due to the fact the man was homeless, he had dreams of home wishing he could go there.The other meaning is that he old man truly was freezing to death and remembering his younger years, note "Haven't been that close since '55" it is him reflecting on his life and family. If he would have made it home in his dream, he would have passed on and gone "home" (heaven or whatever is your religions heaven-like place"

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