Home Coming Truths (Flo Bourke)
This song tells the story of home not being what the soldiers expected. To have made it home from the war was seen as a positive; making it possible to see your family and friends again and to start a normal life. But for many ‘home’ was never the same again, they could not come back to the place they had left. Many made it home physically but mentally they never returned as they had left who they were behind with all that was on the battle field. I felt an inner need to write a song about this as it is said a relative of mine came to his death because of this very pain of coming home.