For the past week, I’ve been listening to Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ album Up From Below and while I have to admit, the first time I heard the song, “Home,” I wasn’t quite sure what I was listening to, I’ve come to love this song and even my daughter, Chandler, 13, who was with me in Austin, last week outside the La Zona Rosa before the evening experience with Edward Sharpe, et al, is hooked.

I told her after listening to this album multiple times, after hearing the words sung about Jade Castrinos by band leader Alex Ebert, and the answers in lyrics from Jade to Ebes, it’s clear that these two are in love in a way most of us can only dream about.  Their words, the way they interact on stage, on Letterman, and the way I was able to study them together without knowing anything about them standing there in the 97 degree heat in Austin, all sings a special message of true love. (There’s also the song, JADE, to give you a good hint.)

Not since Johnny Cash and June Carter have I seen a story of two people like this, and their voices were made for each other.

Now with that, I have to add that they’re living life listening to a different drum than most of us, but nonetheless, I have to say that after studying them for a week, listening to the pureness and uniqueness of their sound, it’s clear, between them there is an incredible love.  Jade you often see in clips flailing around as she sings.  Ebes is barefoot, looks like he’s not washed his hair in a week, and clearly was the wrong band to be around handing out Gillette ProGlide razors to; Ebes has a full beard, as did most guys in the band.

In fact, if you ever saw Kelly’s Heroes, think of Oddball, played by Donald Sutherland.

When it comes to the rest of the band, think about Oddball’s tank crew.

Jade was out of the bus for a while with her guitar and did a few pictures with some fans.  I wish I’d known who she and Ebes were at the time, as I would definitely gone up to both of them asking for a picture with them, to now add here.

If you don’t have the song, Home, from this album, check out a version of it on YouTube or buy it off iTunes.  Give it a couple of plays if it doesn’t grab you the first time.  But listen to the part where they’re talking to each other about Jade falling out of a window.  To me, that sound in her voice, that’s the tenderness I’ve for so long sought to hear in a partner’s voice.

So here’s the lyrics to this song.  The video is afterward.  You can start the video and read the lyrics.  And just listen.

Jade:  Alabama, Arkansas, I do love my Ma and Pa
But not the way that I do love you.

Alex: Well, Holy moley, me, oh my, you’re the apple of my eye
Girl I’ve never loved one like you.

Jade: Man o man, your my best friend, I scream it to the nothingness
There ain’t nothing that I need

Alex: Well, hot and heavy, pumpkin pie
Chocolate candy, Jesus Christ
There ain’t nothin please me more than you

(Chorus)

Ahh, home, let me come home
Home is whenever I’m with you.
Ahh, Home, let me come Home
Home is wherever I’m with you.

Lalalala take me Home
Mama I’m coming Home

Alex: I follow you into the park, thru the jungle thru the dark
Girl I’ve never loved one like you.

Jade: Moats and boats and waterfalls, alleyways and payphone calls
I been everywhere with you.

Well, that’s true.

Alex: Laugh until we think we’ll die, barefoot on a summer night

Never could be sweeter than with you

Jade:  And in the streets we’re running free, like its only you and me

Jade/Ebes your somethin to see

(Chorus)

Lalalala take me home
Mama I’m comin Home

Alex: Jade,

Jade: Alexander,

Alex: You remember that night you fell outa my window?

Jade:  I sure do, you came jumpin out after me.

Alex:  Well, you fell onto the concrete and nearly broke your ass and were bleedin all over the place and I rushed you off to the hospital, you remember that?

Jade:  Yes, I do.

Alex:  Well there’s somethin I never told you about that night.

Jade:  What didnt you tell me?

Alex:  While you were sitting in the back seat smokin a cigarrette you thought was gonna be your last, I was fallin deep, deeply in love with you, and I never told you till just now!

Aww!

(Chorus)

Ahh, home, let me come home
Home is whenever I’m with you.
Ahh, Home, let me come Home
Home is wherever I’m alone with you.

Alex: Home, let me come home
Home is whereever I’m with you.

Jade: Ahh, Home, yes I am Home
Home is when I’m alone with you.

Jade:  Alabama, Arkansas, I do love my Ma and Pa

Jade: Moats and boats and waterfalls, alleyways and payphone calls …..

Chorus to fade….

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros “Home” from Edward Sharpe on Vimeo.




  1. joan pohl

    I love this song. It is great. I listen to it over and over again.

    It is wonderful……………………
    The words are so meaningful…………..”Home is whenever you are with someone you LOVE.


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