We're starting side two, y'all!!!
I don’t remember specifically when “Come Back Home” came about but it was roughly around the time I was living in Arlington (2006-2008). I heard a news story about a guy who had boarded a plane knowing he had the measles and was contagious. At some point he was on house arrest and it gave me an idea for a song about the way desperate people will do desperate things to get where they want to go.
The only thing I regret about this song was throwing shade at Southwest Airlines. I have never had a bad flight with them and they should be considered more than just a discount airline. The only other thing I feel disingenuous in this song is the reference to the dirt bike. I have never driven a dirt bike and only once have I rode as a passenger on a motorcycle—a lamentable thing indeed because I feel like I would have loved being a “dirt bike” kind of guy.
Listen to Come Back Home here: