syoneda: Michael Buble/Blake Shelton: Home for the Holidays

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Home for Christmas

Another Christmas day
Will come and go away
But I got so far to go
But I wanna go home
I need to go home

Maybe surrounded by
Strangers and Christmas lights
I shouldn't feel so alone
But I wanna go home
God I miss you, you know

I can close my eyes and see the angel on the tree
A blanket of snow outside
And all my friends and family
And though I know that you're no farther than a call away
I need to see your face
A call could never be the same

Another Christmas day
Will come and go away
And I won't leave you alone
And I wanna go home
I've got to go home

Let me go home
I'm just too far from where you are
And I wanna go home

Now the reasons I'm so far away ain't good enough
Whatever they need me for
I know that I need you more
So I'll do the things I got to do to get back to you
I need you to believe
I'll make it back by Christmas Eve

Another Christmas day will come and go away
And I won't leave you alone
No I'm gonna go home
I'm gonna be home
Though I'm surrounded by
This cold December night
I feel so alone
I'm gonna go home
Babe, I miss you you know

Let me go home
I've had my run baby I'm done
I'm coming back home

Let me go home
It'll all be alright
When I'm holding you tight
'Cause this Christmas I'm home


songwriter: Michael Buble, Alan Chang, Amy Foster-Gillies

performed by: Michael Buble and Blake Shelton

date released: original 'Home' in 2005 by Michael Buble; in 2008 by Blake Shelton

"Home" is a song recorded by Vancouver pop-jazz musician Michael Bublé. "Home" was a hit for Bublé in both Canada and the United States, topping the U.S. adult contemporary chart in 2005-2006. Since the release of Bublé's original version, several covers were released---the most successful of which was American country western rendition by Blake Shelton. In this video clip, the two homerunners have paired for an NBC Christmas tv special, 'Home for The Holidays.'

No brainer: the narrator is a crooner who is separated from his lover while traveling. He expresses a desire to go home and be with his paramour. Michael Bublé had been away from Vancouver touring in Italy when he co-wrote the ballad "Home" for his then-fiancée Debbie Timuss. Bublé describes his loneliness from missing her in the lyrics.

In the song, you'll hear the usage of "further" and "farther." Can you figure out the difference?

"Farther" refers to physical distance. It is the comparative form of the adjective, "far."
e.g. I live FARTHER from the school than you do.

"Further" refers to degree or quality.
e.g. We will speak no FURTHER of this problem.

"To further" is also a verb.
e.g. I donated money to FURTHER the cause of gun law reform.

***You can use both "farther" and "further" to mean "great distances."

e.g. How much FARTHER is the station?
I am tired. I can walk no FURTHER.

Confusing? You bet, but you have to nail the differences down when you write.

Home for Christmas

Another Christmas day
Will come and go away
But I got so far to go
But I wanna go home
I need to go home

Maybe surrounded by
Strangers and Christmas lights
I shouldn't feel so alone
But I wanna go home
God I miss you, you know

I can close my eyes and see the angel on the tree
A blanket of snow outside
And all my friends and family
And though I know that you're no farther than a call away
I need to see your face
A call could never be the same

Another Christmas day
Will come and go away
And I won't leave you alone
And I wanna go home
I've got to go home

Let me go home
I'm just too far from where you are
And I wanna go home

Now the reasons I'm so far away ain't good enough
Whatever they need me for
I know that I need you more
So I'll do the things I got to do to get back to you
I need you to believe
I'll make it back by Christmas Eve

Another Christmas day will come and go away
And I won't leave you alone
No I'm gonna go home
I'm gonna be home
Though I'm surrounded by
This cold December night
I feel so alone
I'm gonna go home
Babe, I miss you you know

Let me go home
I've had my run baby I'm done
I'm coming back home

Let me go home
It'll all be alright
When I'm holding you tight
'Cause this Christmas I'm home


songwriter: Michael Buble, Alan Chang, Amy Foster-Gillies

performed by: Michael Buble and Blake Shelton

date released: original 'Home' in 2005 by Michael Buble; in 2008 by Blake Shelton

"Home" is a song recorded by Vancouver pop-jazz musician Michael Bublé. "Home" was a hit for Bublé in both Canada and the United States, topping the U.S. adult contemporary chart in 2005-2006. Since the release of Bublé's original version, several covers were released---the most successful of which was American country western rendition by Blake Shelton. In this video clip, the two homerunners have paired for an NBC Christmas tv special, 'Home for The Holidays.'

No brainer: the narrator is a crooner who is separated from his lover while traveling. He expresses a desire to go home and be with his paramour. Michael Bublé had been away from Vancouver touring in Italy when he co-wrote the ballad "Home" for his then-fiancée Debbie Timuss. Bublé describes his loneliness from missing her in the lyrics.

In the song, you'll hear the usage of "further" and "farther." Can you figure out the difference?

"Farther" refers to physical distance. It is the comparative form of the adjective, "far."
e.g. I live FARTHER from the school than you do.

"Further" refers to degree or quality.
e.g. We will speak no FURTHER of this problem.

"To further" is also a verb.
e.g. I donated money to FURTHER the cause of gun law reform.

***You can use both "farther" and "further" to mean "great distances."

e.g. How much FARTHER is the station?
I am tired. I can walk no FURTHER.

Confusing? You bet, but you have to nail the differences down when you write.

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Quiz #: 14448
Michael Buble makes it home to Vancouver for Christmas with the help of American country-western star, Blake Shelton
Quiz by: Sharon Michiko Yoneda
Low Intermediate

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