Jamie Ambrose

Jamie Ambrose

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Total Song Plays: 563   
Member Since: 2006
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Plays:

8

Song Description

Family, growing up, moving away.

Story Behind the Song

When incidents you noticed as a child suddenly connect with you in the present.

Lyrics

Is Anyone Home?
©2006 by Jamie Ambrose

I was five years old when my daddy drove us
On a trip that seemed longer than life.
When we arrived, I saw tears in Mother's eyes
But I didn't know how to ask why.

On the front porch she hesitated
At a door that was once her own.
Then she smiled and I heard her saying:
'Hey - is anyone home?'

I was nine years old when my brother woke me
and said, 'This is goodbye for now.'
He packed a suitcase and went on his way
to some far-off college town.

And I cried as I heard him leaving
'Cause leaving felt so wrong.
But round about Thanksgiving I heard:
'Hey - is anyone home?'
'Is anyone home?'

(bridge)
It's the sound of a heart that's falling.
(hey...)
It's the sound of a memory calling.
(hey...)
It's the sound of a lost voice aching.
(hey...)
It's the sound of silence breaking.
(hey...)

Well, now I'm grown with a place of my own
In a city that's worlds away,
Where folks lock their doors behind bolts and bars
Just because they're so afraid.

But at night on the edge of dreaming
My heart walks a love-worn road.
There's the sound of a screen door creaking,
And I hear myself say:
'Hey - is anyone home?'
'Is anyone home?'

Song Length
3:51
Genres
Folk - Contemporary, Folk - Alternative
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Still, Poignant

Subject Matter
General, Life


Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Jamie Ambrose
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Producer Credits Jamie Ambrose
Publisher Credits Jamie Ambrose/Ambrose Unlimited
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Label Credits Jamie Ambrose/Ambrose Unlimited