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I'm coming home
I'm coming home
Tell the World I'm coming home
Let the rain wash away all the pain of yesterday
I know my kingdom awaits and they've forgiven my mistakes
I'm coming home, I'm coming home
Tell the World that...


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    May 9th, 2011 5:50pm report

    This is a song about reconciliation. Written for P. Diddy in commemoration for the death of Biggie. There are allusions to his death: "you know you would've took the bullet if you saw it" and "I miss you BIG."
    The song is about the confusion in life and the need to "get back to the place where I belong." The song is about reconciling with "the pain of yesterday," because life goes on "another night the inevitable prolong, another day another dawn." One must accept the inability to change what's happened and recognize the only option is to "deal with it."
    Ultimately, this song is a broad appeal to anyone who struggles to accept and reconcile with past mistakes and experiences.


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    Feb 20th, 2011 2:05am report

    I don't really know what diddy's part is talking about but I think the girl's part in the song is talking about her going home to heaven. "Wash away the pain of yesterday" Talking about all the pain in their life/past, and the rain would be symbolizing the sadness of everyone because of the death. "my kingdom awaits, and they've forgiven my mistakes" Heaven being the kingdom and the mistakes being all the sins that person has ya know sinned. And if you read Diddy's part after reading my interpretation of the chorus (girls part) it kinda makes sense that hes talking about heaven too and "going home"


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    Apr 27th, 2011 4:50pm report

    Every keeps saying 'Christian song this' and 'Christian music that.' I challenge every single one of you to walk up to a piano and press down a key. Then press down another one. I ask you, what makes the first note any more Christian than the second? Think about it. It's not the song or the music that is Christian, it's the singer.

    I disagree with the person who said that the song refers to the devil coming and taking control of the world. Satan has already seriously wounded us, whether we know it or not! Since the Fall, when Adam and Eve were tempted, the world has been full of sin. But still, we know that God is our Rock, our ever present help in times of trouble. He will never let us go.

    "And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night forever and ever." Revelation 20:7-10 (NIV)

    I know it sounds kind of, well, mean, but God isn't playing around. He loves us more than we could ever imagine! He sent his son to die for us!

    "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16 (NIV)

    I know almost nothing about Dirty Money, and I also know that not everyone really believes what they say they believe. Only God knows the hearts of Diddy, Dawn, and Kaleena. It's not our place to judge them. I understand why someone might want to know the lyrics to determine whether it's music that they actually want to be listening to, but we can't judge them.

    "Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." Matthew 7:1-2 (NIV)

    To everyone out there I truly believe that God sent his son for us, TO DIE A HORRIBLE, PAINFUL, DEATH ON A CROSS, because he loves us. Jesus died for you, Diddy, Kaleena, Dawn, your family, your friends, your enemies, everyone, taking all our sin upon himself, so we could be freed from sin's hold. And he didn't just die. Oh no! He rose again after three days! He defeated sin, he defeated death, and for crying out loud, he defeated hell!

    "Behold, I am coming soon!" Revelation 22:12 (NIV)

    Jesus didn't just die and rise again, but my friends he is coming back again!!!


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    Mar 2nd, 3:12pm report

    I think this song is about finding people who care about you and make you feel good. When it says "Let the rain wash away all the pain of yesterday" it means exactly what it says: let the rain wash away the pain and sorrow of the past. When it says "I know my kingdom awaits, and they've forgiven my mistakes" the kingdom is really the group of her friends and family, and they've forgiven her mistakes. That's just what I think.


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    Dec 24th, 12:19am report

    Really? You guys don't think this is Christian?

    "Thank you lord, thank you all!"
    Doesn't ring any bells for you?

    Perhaps returning to a place where you belong with no judgment?


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    Apr 17th, 2014 4:43pm report

    To all saying it is a Christian song, you are very wrong. The song is actually about all his mistakes in life and all of his losses. He makes a reference to his close friend "the notorious BIG". it is truly a deep song about his life, but it is most definitely not christian


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    Feb 8th, 2014 2:14am report

    This is no christian song,those saying so are just finding an excuse to listen to it.this song is about his life and how he is struggling to deal with his past and present,its so clear and not complicated.any way, its what it means to the individual that matters.


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    Jul 11th, 2012 7:33pm report

    Actually, everyone is wrong about this song. What it's really about is her coming home from jail. She made a mistake so when they forgive her for that mistake, so they released her and so she's coming back to where she came from. I know this because she recorded this in my dads studio and she said that this is why she wrote the song.


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    Dec 21st, 2011 12:09pm report

    You guys are all dumb it not christan or about heaven it about the best rapper to ever live biggie I miss you to r.i.p the notoriuous big.

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    Dec 3rd, 2011 12:30am report

    May be he's leaving the illuminati and getting ready to die because they won't just let him go like that.


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    Nov 22nd, 2011 11:41pm report

    He is talking about the devil trying to make his way back to heaven "I know my kingdom awaits" its the devil saying that He is the creator of the universe which we know is NOT true!!!! Listen to the song and think of the devil saying all these things.. "and the have forgiven my mistakes" which means that he is saying Jesus is letting him be king now.... i do not think so!!!

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    Nov 21st, 2011 11:48am report

    I think this song is about someone who has been away from many loved ones for a very long time. It could be about a soldier returning home after war or a fair maiden who was raped and abused by the Noblesse Oblige. It sounds like she hopes all of the hurt and pain from the past will go away. She knows that her kingdom is there for her "somewhere". It sounds like she is returning to a familiar and beautiful place she thinks of as "home". She has made some mistakes, but she knows that we all do.. We are all "human" to some finite degree. I think she lost the light - the love - of her life for a few years. Maybe she went to jail. This song is about surrounding herself with many loved ones/old friends, her Grandma, her Grandpas, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters, ex-husbands, a Heavenly horse she loves passionately, a Kitty that gives her heaps of trouble, a well-meaning dirty hobo and possibly even some new friends. It is about celebrating a new beginning. Even tho' the lyrics don't have all of that information in the contents it could mean that.

    That's just a fresh guess.


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    Oct 25th, 2011 10:54pm report

    He didnt 2 dollar for the bus and hes finally home from walking and he hates this song whenever it comes on!

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    Aug 8th, 2011 8:49pm report

    i know alot of you think this song is about going to heaven... and im pretty religious but i think this song is about a soldier coming home from war. it makes perfect sense!!


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    Jul 5th, 2011 7:59pm report

    This song is about entertainment.

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    Jul 5th, 2011 7:06am report

    I'd say the song seems to reflect Diddy dealing with moving into middle age, and accepting both his past and present.

    Keep in mind he has 6 children to 4 different mothers, and he's been under scrutiny for spoiling them with riches but seemingly setting a poor example as a father (see the ABC interview, june 2010). I'd say part of this song deals with the pressures of his somewhat convoluted family life. In the first verse, 'What if my son stares with a face like my own
    And says he wants to be like me when he's grown?'
    (Shit! But I ain't finished growing) Certainly testifies to this. In his days as the the headlining act for Uptown records and Bad Boy he apparently lived the high life of strippers and cocaine.
    It would be fair to say that one interpretation of 'another day another dawn/ another keisha nice to meet ya/ get the math, I'm gone' reflects a new outlook on his younger years of living an indulgent life - you meet good looking girls, get their number (the math) and probably never speak to her again. Diddy is seemingly trying to reconcile this past with his need to now be a role model for six children whom he spends very little time with.

    The other big theme to the song is, of course, his friend the Notorious B.I.G. Many people in years gone by have blamed P. Diddy for Biggie's death, and he responds to this to some extent ('And niggas got the nerve to blame you for it/ And you know you would have took the bullet if you saw it/But you felt it and still feel it'). The second verse talks about, I think, how Diddy has dealt with Biggie's death, 'But you deal with it and you keep ballin/Pour out some liquor, play ball and we keep ballin.' It seems he has felt the pain, but has not let it slow him down; it seems to be a subtle response to criticism that he has an aggressive personality and finds it difficult to deals with stress. The final lines to this verse, 'Baby, we've been living a sin cause we've been really in love/But when we've been living as friends
    So you've been a guest in your own home
    It's time to make your house your home
    Pick up your phone, come on' seems like a partial reference to his former girlfriend, Kim Porter, and their de facto relationship, but I'm not really sure whether he is referring to a desire to have something more, or possibly something else. Please enlighten me...

    I think the last verse, 'ain't no stopping us now/I Love that song...' seems to be somewhat cathartic, and brings closure to his musings in the previous 2 verses; Diddy reminds himself that despite the adversity of his childhood, the loss of a close friend and the pressures of being a businessman a hip hop artist with an image and father(Yeah, it's been a long time coming
    Lot of fights, lot of scars, lot of bottles
    Lot of cars, lot of ups, lot of downs) he has still been immensely successful. The idea of a homecoming is taken metaphorically; his references to returning to Harlem (where he was born but not brought up) seems to refer to the achievement of the success he'd probably imagined when younger, and at the same time a recognition of his background.

    I believe that the chorus makes reference to his Roman Catholic background, and the belief that redemption for his indulgent life has been found ('I know my kingdom awaits/ and they've forgiven my mistakes') and that his 'coming home' is a movement towards the values that he had started with in his career


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    Jul 2nd, 2011 7:36pm report

    To me this song isn't a Christian worship song or about suicide. It's about a man realizing that it's time to stop messing around and doing things just for pleasure and "come home" to Jesus.

    "I'm coming home
    I'm coming home
    Tell the World I'm coming home
    Let the rain wash away all the pain of yesterday
    I know my kingdom awaits and they've forgiven my mistakes
    I'm coming home, I'm coming home
    Tell the World that I'm coming"

    To me this part refers to the decision to give up the life of going after things that aren't important for a life of love and following God - "I know my kingdom awaits and they've forgiven my mistakes"

    "Back where I belong, yeah I never felt so strong
    (I'm back baby)
    And if you with me put your hands high
    (put your hands high)
    If you ever lost a light before, this ones for you
    And you, the dream are for you"

    The beginning of this section is pretty clear (back where I belong, etc). The harder part to interpret is "if you ever lost a light before-" My interpretation of that is the light means God in that if you've ever lost your way and strayed from his path. This could also mean losing a loved one though.

    "I hear "The Tears of a Clown"
    I hate that song
    I feel like they talking to me when it comes on"

    Tears of a Clown is a song about a man who pretends to be happy when on the inside he is hurting - so it probably means he pretends to be happy for the public but on the inside he just feels sadness.

    "Another day another Dawn
    Another Keisha, nice to meet ya, get the math I'm gone
    What am I 'posed to do when the club lights come on
    It's easy to be Puff, its harder to be Sean"

    This part is talking about how easy it is to fall into the role of the player/smooth guy because that's whats expected of him especially in the club scene. But even though that's easy to fall into he's left realizing it's a lot harder to find himself and be someone of substance rather than just act the part that the public wants.

    "What if the twins ask why I ain't marry their mom(why, damn!)
    How do I respond?
    What if my son stares with a face like my own
    And says he wants to be like me when he's grown
    Sh-t! But I ain't finished growing"

    This is talking about how he realizes that although it's fine for him to just play the part of Puff and do whatever he wants, he's going to have to answer to his kids. They look up to him and he doesn't want them to follow his example because he feels he isn't the person he wants to be/the person he wants them to look up to yet ("ain't finished growing")

    "Another night the inevitible prongs
    Another day another Dawn
    Just tell Taneka and taresha I'll be better in the morn'
    Another lie that I carry on"

    This is a concept I'm familiar with in my own life - telling yourself that tomorrow you'll start over and lead a good/clean life even though you know on the inside you won't.

    “A house is Not a Home“, I hate this song
    Is a house really a home when your loved ones are gone
    And n-ggas got the nerve to blame you for it
    And you know you woulda took the bullet if you saw it
    But you felt it and still feel it
    And money can’t make up for it or conceal it
    But you deal with it and you keep ballin’
    Pour out some liquor, play ball and we keep ballin’"

    I'm not totally sure what this means since I don't know much about his history but a lot of people have said it has to do with BIG's death and that makes sense to me. It seems like he has a lot of guilt over the incident and instead of looking to his family or God for support his using money and alcohol to cover his feelings.

    "Baby we’ve been living in sin ’cause we’ve been really in love
    But we’ve been living as friends
    So you’ve been a guest in your own home
    It’s time to make your house your home
    Pick up your phone, come on"

    To me, this part is talking about a relationship where he is sleeping with a girl that he loves but they aren't married or committed in any way - "we've been living as friends, so you've been a guest in your own home." He wants to commit and make their relationship official instead of just sleeping together.

    “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now“, I love that song
    Whenever it comes on it makes me feel strong
    I thought I told y’all that we won’t stop
    We back cruising through Harlem, Viso blocks
    It’s what made me, saved me, drove me crazy
    Drove me away than embraced me
    Forgave me for all of my shortcomings
    Welcome to my homecoming
    Yeah it’s been a long time coming
    Lot of fights, lot of scars, lot of bottles
    Lot of cars, lot of ups, lot of downs
    Made it back, lost my dog (I miss you BIG)
    And here I stand, a better man! (a better man"

    I think in this part he moves from talking about coming home to God to talking about coming home to his past/old friends. Just like coming home to God, his friends welcome him back with open arms and forgive his mistakes. They're a place of comfort from all the pain he faced when he was gone. And even though the pain he went through on his own was hard, it made him a better person.

    "Thank you Lord (Thank you Lord"

    I think is is figurative (thank the Lord, I'm happy to be home again) as well as literal (Thank you Lord for all you have done for me).


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    Jul 2nd, 2011 7:38am report

    Well, I think we can never be too sure of whether He is or is not a christian or whether he is in the illuminati....
    THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO WAY unless he completely disowns the illuminati or Comes to our side... And i dont know about you but i did see some pretty dodgy stuff in there... One thing i know for sure is that Eminem, U2, Owl City, and many (well not that many) more.. Are now CHRISTIANS..... This is my point.. DOnt judge.. before you completely know..


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