Home Sweet Home

by Darryl Rahn

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about

"Home Sweet Home" is my first full-length record, and I think it successfully captures my life up to this point. Being 19 years old, I still have so much to learn, but I feel very fortunate to be where I am right now. In short, this is a record about growing up, fighting time (and losing), and love. Enjoy!

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released December 24, 2013

Words and Music by Darryl Rahn
Recorded by Trevor Fedele (except track 11)
Track 11 Recorded by Darryl Rahn
Mixed and Mastered by Trevor Fedele
Produced by Trevor Fedele
Acoustic Guitar: Darryl Rahn
Electric Guitar: Darryl Rahn
Vocals: Darryl Rahn
Female Vocals on "Those Days Are Gone" by Emma Block
Percussion by Trevor Fedele
Piano by Darryl Rahn and Trevor Fedele
Album Art: Jeffrey F. Walters

Thank you's...

This record would not have been possible without the continuous support of my friends and family. Thank you all so much for believing in me. (You know who you are).

I would like to thank Trevor Fedele for being an incredible producer and engineer. This record has gone above and beyond my vision because of you!

A huge "thank you" also goes out to Jeff Walters for all of his support and help with the album art. I am so happy with the results. You are the best!
More of his work can be found here: (jfwaltersphotography.com)

Most of all, I would like to thank my mom and dad. You both have been so incredibly supportive since the very beginning, and the fact that you are letting me pursue music is an absolute blessing in itself. Thank you so much. I love you!

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Track Name: Home Sweet Home
Walking back in the pouring rain
With my head in my hands going insane
Or so it seems
Summer came like a southbound train
I was hoping it would take me far away
Like in my dreams

Cause this town’s been wearing me down
I’m getting lost and I hope I don’t get found
At least for a little while
And every time that I look around
I see the same old sights
Hear the same old sounds
It’s all gone out of style

The more and more I find myself back here
The more and more it all becomes so clear

If it were up to me
I’d pack up this car and leave
But it never works that way
Where would I run off to?
Even if I had the chance to
I’d be lost in a day
‘cause I don’t know what it is I’m looking for
But home don’t feel much like home anymore

And I can’t find an hour of sleep
Instead I lie awake and I sink down deep
Inside of my own head
‘cause all the talk has grown so cheap
But it’s the only thing left for me to keep
I call on my old friends

Cuz the more and more I find myself back here
The more and more it all becomes so clear

And everything feels so strange
But maybe I’m the only thing that’s changed
Track Name: October Twenty
Have you ever seen in me
What I’ve always seen in you?
Are you wondering the same things that I do?
I would show you any place
That you’d ever want to go
Tell me, would you even really want to go?

Well how does it feel
Knowing that it’s real
When we say goodbye?
And not just for the nighttime
Maybe for a lifetime
I cannot decide

A friend of mine is on his way
In a plane with his suitcase
Going down to meet you in the city
But I could sing for you
Write down everything for you
Do my best to strum up some good melody

But what’s the use in trying?
When fears are multiplying
With every thought of you
And what good is it lying?
Cellophane and crying
I can see right through
But I’m not lying to you

And have you ever felt in me
What I’ve always felt in you?
Do you wonder what I say when you are gone?
Well I would tell you every word
I would want you to know
Tell me, would you even really want to know?
Track Name: Those Days Are Gone
A summer night in late July
When everything had seemed just right
And I still had time
But so it goes, the days grow cold
And every single story told
Ends in a goodbye

I used to be a better man
Making all the biggest plans
I swore I’d follow through
Now here I am with empty hands
I think I finally understand
The meaning in the truth

I remember driving in my sister’s car
With the girl to whom I gave a heart
That she never returned
We listened to our favorite songs
The ones that helped us get along
When we ran out of words

But those days are gone
Can’t get ‘em back
Been gone for a while now
As a matter of fact
And you can’t hold on to what has past
But those days were gone too fast

Feels like yesterday that I was seventeen when
I thought that I knew everything
There was for me to know
Then lessons like the thunder came
And with them fell the pouring rain
And sent me running home
But I’d rather learn than just be told
I’d rather grow than just get old
And reap what I sow

Now and then I still pretend
That I have all the same old friends
I used to know
And it’s a shame when people change
But others come to take their place, you learn to let them go
Oh you gotta let them go

Cuz those days are gone
Can’t get ‘em back
Been gone for a while now
As a matter of fact
And you can’t hold on
To what has past
But don’t get me wrong t
Those days were gone too fast
Those days were gone too fast
Track Name: Jamie
In the darkness, I’ve fallen
Right in between
A rock and the hardest
Place I could dream
But I don’t think I want to
Fall right back
Inside of a love
That didn’t try to last

But where have you gone?
Where have you gone?
If I was in the wrong
Then so long, so long

Jamie, where’s your heart tonight?
Jamie, have you lost your mind?
Jamie, come back to life
No more, no more
No more no more
I can’t take no more
Of this I’m sure

And I want to see you
Like I did before
But that’s not going to happen
Not anymore
Because Jamie you took
A whole separate path
And now I won’t
Follow in your tracks

Jamie, I won’t let you fall
Jamie, I won’t even call
Jamie, I’ve left it
Jamie, I’ve left it all behind
Track Name: 1999
I wanna be a kid again
With my lit up shoes
All my oldest friends still new
When the best was yet to come
Least that's what I thought when I was young, so
Call my bluff but I've had enough
And I'd give this all back at once
In turn for never growing up

And I'd wave bye-bye
To these city lights
Someone hit rewind
and fly me back, back, back to 1999

And I would lie on this dirty ground
Just to watch the wheels turn around and round
Lose myself in the great unknown
Not worry 'bout what happens on the telephone

And I'd waste my time
As if it came right back
So someone hit rewind
And fly me back, back, back to 1999

Just keep me out of the 21st century
We all know it only gets the best of me
It takes the money and runs, spends it all on guns
Takes the fun out of love
Another day, another heart attack
Someone fly me back
Another day, another heart attack
Someone fly me back

When we were kids
Everything we ever did
Was built to last
Now we're here starin' back
Now we're here starin' back at 1999
Track Name: Friends Of Mine
It's good to be back here
It's good to be home
It's good to be anywhere where I'm not alone
I took to the highway and saw the world moving sideways
It wasn't the same on the phone

Remember those nights walking out in the dark?
Under those skies we could see every star
We'd share all our secrets, our regrets and dreams
And now that we've come this far

Can we just stay the same?
While this life's still a game
We don't have to make the grade

We don't know where we're goin', but we don't care
Me and these friends of mine

And we don't have much money, our paychecks run small
But when we're together, feels like we've got it all
And I won't trade that feeling for no stack of gold
No matter how wide or tall

And we can go out tonight
Leave our lovers behind
And pray to god they don't mind

We don't know where we're goin', but we don't care
Me and these friends of mine

It's hard to believe that we're reaching the end
I remember all the little things you said
But I will stand tall, right by my word
I'll be here when you get back

And pretty soon we'll be twenty
We might not keep in touch
We'll find some new ones we love just as much, somehow
But for now

We don't know where we're goin', but we don't care
Me and these friends of mine
Track Name: Three Weeks' Time
Looking back I guess I should've known
Judging by your eyes and change of tone
That part of you was part of history
But now it's all becoming clear to me

That ever since you made your way back home
You act as if you'd rather be alone
But the silence leaves me guessing in the dark
It seems distance was the thief that got your heart

And I don't know if I can bring it back
'cause it's looking like it's much too late for that

So will we reach a compromise
On these lies we've been hiding behind?
'Cause I give up trying to rationalize
If three weeks' time is all it takes to change your mind

So where's the girl you used to let me talk to?
'Cause lately it's been hard to get a word through
And when I do, it's all the same to you
You just shake it off, and tell me it's not true

And I don't know if I can bring you back
'Cause it's looking like it's much too late for that

Will you change it back again?
Above it all you were my friend
You were my friend
Or is it lost forever?
Maybe it's all for the better
The better

So is there anywhere to go from here?
My vision's blocked by memories and fear
And I've grown tired of playing this old part
Even though I know my lines by heart
Track Name: South America
I finally got your letter today
But it seems like it came just a year too late
All the words I'm dying to say
Did you know I always felt the same?

And I would board the next flight down
If I had the money or time
But I ran out of both too fast while I was busy
Gettin' you off my mind, now

You're all the way in South America
When I need you the most
I'm sure the sun looks nice where you are, but I'm
Buried in the snow
Wondering why I ever let you go
And I just want you, I just want you to know

Lately I've been so far from myself
I've been spitting out words like I'm somebody else
And I need for you to come and talk me back down
Before my feet get too far from the ground, but

You're all the way in South America
When I need you the most
I'm sure the sun looks nice where you are, but I'm
Buried in the snow
Wondering why I ever let you go
And I just want you, I just want you to know

This is what I deserve
For never letting my voice be heard
For leaving so much unsaid
With all of those thoughts racing inside my head, now

You're all the way in South America
When I need you the most
I'm sure the sun looks nice where you are, but I'm
Buried in the snow
Wondering why I ever let you go
And I just want you, I just want you to know

(Too many sunsets not by your side
Too many regrets I can't hide)
Track Name: Notions
Lying in my bed, thinkin' about the words you've said
I build them up inside my head
Until they're too tall
It happens every time I get close enough to see
All the things that we could be
If I would just call

And I don't really know much about your history
I'd rather keep it a mystery
At least for now
And you don't need to know everything about me
Oh, the man I used to be is underground
Underground

But who do you, who do you love?
'Cause I'm falling faster again
And tell me who you're thinking of
'Cause sometimes I feel more like a friend
And I always leave so much unsaid
If only you could see inside my head

And it's not that I don't care, It's just that I'm so god-damn scared
I've never felt this unprepared
To catch a feeling
And the moment that we kissed, all my notions were dismissed
It was everything I've missed
My mind's still reeling

But who do you, who do you love?
'Cause I'm falling faster again
And tell me who you're dreamin' of
'Cause sometimes I feel more like a friend
And I always leave so much unsaid
If only you could see inside my head

So here we are at last, the future came and went so fast
I've been living in my past
For much too long
But now it feels all right living night by summer night
'Cause sparks will quickly burn to light
And then they're gone
Then they're gone

But who do you, who do you love?
'Cause I'm falling faster again
And tell me if it's really love
'Cause sometimes it feels more like pretend
And I always leave so much unsaid
If only you could see inside my head
Track Name: When I Go
Now is not the time to cry
Everybody says goodbye
And this is just my time
You will have to wait your turn
You've got so much left to learn
Enjoy your ride to the finish line

And I have been inside your shoes
I know all about your blues
And how it feels when you always come up last
It hurts in every bone
But you are not alone
And all that comes here only comes to pass

When I go
When I go
I will be in your heart, where I've been from the start
I won't let you get lost in the dark
I won't let you get lost in the dark

And yeah, your heart is bound to break
But that's the risk you take
When you put your faith into somebody else
But all of your mistakes
In time will fade away
And you'll find someone who lets you be yourself

When I go
When I go
I will be in your heart, where I've been from the start
I won't let you get lost in the dark
I won't let you get lost in the dark

And if you find out that your dreams
Are not quite what they seem
Well don't let that scare you off of your track
'Cause you've been given this one chance
Lace up your shoes and dance
Just don't look down, and don't you think of looking back

When I go
Oh, when I go
I will be in your heart, where I've been from the start
I won't let you get lost in the dark
I won't let you get lost