Diddy-Dirty Money: Coming Home Meaning
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Coming Home Lyrics
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...
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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"
anonymous 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!!!
anonymous Oct 9th, 10:41pm report
I think its all in the eyes of the beholder that is the beautiful thing about music everyone can get what they need from it. To me I feel connected to my lord
anonymous Aug 13th, 8:43am report
To me, it doesn't seem like it's religious at all. It just sounds like a man who's made a lot of mistakes and regrets them and just wants to come home to his family.
anonymous Mar 2nd, 2015 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.
anonymous Dec 24th, 2014 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?
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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!!
anonymous 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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