“Coming Home” by Jarle Skavhellen – A Song Feature
“Coming Home” is sung as if by a person on the death bed, but completely at peace with the reality that it is the last day of life. The listener is the doctor. There is a request for continued medication, a statement that someone special is waiting on the other side, and a poetic reference to the length of time together:
Young and free
We got married at 17
Long ago, back when the rainbows were black and white
Oh I was beautiful that night
The song by Jarle Skavhellen does not cause sorrow. Instead, there is a reason to feel joy. The upbeat emotion is justified even before the uptempo shift that occurs almost halfway through “Coming Home.”
Jarle Skavhellen is a Norwegian folk singer/songwriter. He released his debut album, “The Ghost In Your Smile,” this past May.