Best Songs About Home in 2013: Homesick by Sheryl Crow

Today we continue the series and take a look at Sheryl Crow’s 2013 song, Homesick from her album Feels like Home .

Monday, we announced the first ever Coldwell Banker #HomeRocks Awards where we are highlighting the best songs about home over the course of the last year.


Today we continue the series and take a look at Sheryl Crow’s 2013 song, Homesick from her album Feels like Home.

Upon reading the refrain of homesick,

“I turn the key, open up the door
I sit my suitcase down on the hardwood floor
And I call your name, and I climb the stairs
Then I realize that you’re not there

And I get homesick
I get homesick
I get homesick
For anywhere but home

I was reminded of the quote, “What I love most about my home is who I share it with.”

It is clear Sheryl understand the deep connection between home and who we share it with. From her lyrics you can tell that her home is not what it was once without the one she loves. Without the people, memories and emotions that are part of home, then all we are left with is a pile of wood, furniture and appliances.

Despite the sad lyrics, I believe anyone who has experienced longing for the one they love can relate to this beautiful song. Do you believe Homesick should win our first ever Home Rocks Award?

Cast your vote here:

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Voting is open through midnight on Tuesday, January 21.  The winner will be announced right here on Thursday, January 23! And don’t forget, come back on January 22 at 11 a.m. EST to see how  Mötley Crüe and Coldwell Banker combine to show that #HomeRocks!

Lindsay is the the Director of Media Engagement for Coldwell Banker Real Estate and manages the brand’s media and social media department. She is also a licensed real estate professional. In 2017 & 2018, she was named a top 20 social influencer in the real estate industry in the annual Swanepoel 200 power rankings.

Lindsay lives in Livingston, NJ with her college sweetheart and now husband Joe and rwelcomed another Joe into her life as she became a mom in June 2016.

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  1. Earl
    January 16, 2014

    I love Cheryl Crow but she’s homesick for anywhere but home. That’s not what we want to portray when trying to find a song about home. Who picked this one for the vote?

    • keywestjoan
      August 20, 2014

      Is it saying …she isnt home sick at home? Isnt that a good thing? I may b a bit confused

  2. Maryellen
    April 25, 2016

    Warm here, too. My favorite line, "You act like you're in control even when you're not." A fairly common trait among psisgolohycts, at least in my circle.


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