Very few folk rock songs have made as much of an indelible impression on the history books as Simon & Garfunkel’s “Homeward Bound.” This timeless classic first appeared on their “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme” album back in 1966.
The song portrays the story of a tired poet and one-man band who is always on the road. The more he waits at the train station, the more homesick he grows. Longing and nostalgia are conjured up by the song’s lyrics, which provide a vivid image of life on the road.
Simon and Garfunkel’s timeless sound spans decades thanks to their harmonised vocals and acoustic guitar tunes. For many, the song “Homeward Bound” represents a universal need for comfort in familiar surroundings.
Even after all these years, “Homeward Bound” is proof of the folk rock genre’s staying strength. It’s a poignant reminder that the desire to return home remains constant no matter where our journeys lead us.