Rod Stewart - Way Back Home Lyrics

I was just a little boy without care
I remember looking up and seeing you there
I never wandered too far from your sight
Cause all the love I needed was there in your eyes

We grew up in a war zone city with a cast iron wind
Broken lives, darken streets, and twisted steel
But around our house the sky seems so blue
And on a wing and prayer we just muddled through

And we always kept the laughter and the smile upon our face
In that good-old-fashion British way with pride and faultless grace
I shall never forget those childhood days for as long as I shall live
And I'll always find my way back, always find my way back home

Tell me why in wars that made our family strong
As our defiant little Island weathered the storm
There's never seemed enough on my plate
You said: "Be grateful, say grace, don't complain."

How can I ever thank you for the lessons that I've learnt
And the precious warmth and comfort that I've felt at every turn
And the roses sacrifice their lives for freedom and for peace
I will always find my way back, always find my way back home

I'll give you stories, operation burning skies
And our Nation with its back against the wall
Like a wide-eyed schoolboy I hang on with the war
Stories I was too young to recall

And we always kept the laughter and the smile upon our face
In that good-old-fashion British way with pride and faultless grace
I shall never forget those childhood days for as long as I should live
And I'll always find my way back, always find my way

And we always kept the laughter and the smile upon our face
In that good-old-fashion British way with pride and faultless grace
I shall never forget those childhood days for as long as I should live
And I'll always find my way back, always find my way back home

[Churchill's background-ending speech:]
"We shall fight on the beaches,
We shall fight on the landing grounds,
We shall fight in the fields, and in the streets,
We shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender..."

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  1. Henintsoa Andrianiaina

    This one of my prefered song,thanks a lot

  2. Aurora Cunha Cunha


  3. Ingrid Gustafsson

    I love this song ❤🎵🇸🇪

  4. Marion Lorimer


  5. Marion Lorimer

    Love you Rod 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 go Celtic 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

  6. sapphire 89008

    Thank you Sir Rod Stewart to your music, this reminds me of my own childhood, I had fun.

  7. T Marsh-Connors

    Brilliantly done Rod you make me proud to be British.

  8. Thomas Jones

    He Is Not British Anymore,

  9. Anastasija Butolina

    Всегда приятно слушать Рода Стюарта и смотреть во все времена.....!!! Род супер.....!!! Род класс....!!! И долго радовать нас....!!! Это нас его поклонников....!!!

  10. Gigi Lampo

    fantastic singer...i love your music

  11. Marion Lorimer


  12. Monique bouyer

    Tres belle chanson Merci Rod

  13. Marion Lorimer

    Love this I was just the same 🇬🇧🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿✌️

  14. Marion Lorimer

    Love you Rod🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

  15. Mercé Vilà

    Bellísimo tema, Rod Stewart siempre el mejor.

  16. New Rain

    Oh my god i love him and he is the best one

  17. Gražina Jakimavičienė

    👌🎶❤💓💎👑🌍💐💐💐🏆🏆🏆😍I love Yuo ,Yuo- 👑💎🙏🙏🙏

  18. Fala Sério

    Rod inigualável.

  19. mocha mochiña

    Rod Stewart nunca defrauda.!!

  20. Francialdo santos Francialdo

    Que música é essa, gente! Linda demais. Uma canção pra fazer sorrir nossos corações

  21. Brenda Elein

    Hola a amigo Israel. 😃

  22. Sarah Davis

    This will be my dads funeral song a week on Friday. Don’t know how I’m going to hold it together 8/8/19 my world crumbled when I lost him. I’d be nothing without him x x

  23. Michael Skene

    Heard this for the first time yesterday. Absolute brilliant. See you in November Rod.

  24. Waltraud Molina

    Mèrde cette chanson est trés mignon. Mon amour Roderick

  25. Rickey Engle

    were that,,

  26. Debbie Razavi

    Beautiful 💖💞👏👏👏❤️

  27. Samuel Silva

    Rod Stewart d +😍💪

  28. Kim Sullivan

    I love this song so much. Thank you.

  29. Anastasija Butolina

    Самый спокойный! Самый мелодичный! Самый элегантный ! Самый классный!!! Самый супер!!! Самая лутьшая музыкальная группа !!! Я точусь от Вас всех !!! Ребята я Вас всех люблю!!!

  30. Madhu Soodan M

    What a place UK was, these days it's a shame to see what these jihadi immigrants have made this place into.Rod Stewart brings back memories. Where is the Real British people gone.

  31. Ana Lucia

    Vem pra floripa outra vez rod estuart

  32. Iqbal iqbal

    Forever fan 💝

  33. Juan Gabriel Valverde Soriano

    Una voz prodijiosa.

  34. Dawn Bancroft

    Bless you Rodders xx

  35. zeny bello

    Love it! 😍😍😍

  36. Anastasija Butolina

    Род! Ты всегда супер! Здоровья тебе и твой семье! Удачи от всего сердца !!!


    Glorious patriotism. Deep respect from Russia.

  38. ひとり旅フォレスター

    He is really good singer 👩‍🎤

  39. Eliedina Marçal

    Como eu amo ROD STEWART e suas músicas , são canções e baladas lindas é tudo de bom 👏👏👏👏❤❤

  40. Rodney B

    The best voice and songwriter ever. Amen.

  41. Andrea Peirano


  42. Andrea Doliner

    Einfach nur gut

  43. Angelo Gabriel Pascua

    Nice song! <3

  44. C.J. Reed

    I just love all of Rod Stewart's ultimate story teller!💖💖💖

  45. Gaynor Reid

    What a song! Undoubtedly my favourite Rod Stewart hit

  46. Scoobery doo

    Not a big Rod Stewart fan but love this song

  47. carl lawson

    This should be used in memory people of war :)

  48. Isis Moraes


  49. Paul PNE Halliday

    It may not be the same Britain as it was but by hell its still my Britain am proud of our history that other countries can only dream about am also proud of our armed forces past and present ,who don’t get the love and credit they deserve from this country

  50. Rachel Copley

    Meaningful. Heart felt x

  51. Κυριάκος Κωφίδης


  52. Simon Armstrong

    rminds me off hereing my nana granda telling me out life in the war days wish i could still here the stories.

  53. john blum

    SO  NICE

  54. Bobby Knock

    My god what a tune! Brilliant

  55. carl lawson

    This song is a ace

  56. GARY Paul Simon SHAW

    My late father was in the jungles of Borneo during WWII ... Like most of them, he never spoke about it ... He never went in memorial marches .... he just wanted to move on and live life to its fullest. He achieved his mission.

  57. E.P. R. Bowe


  58. HMV Gramophone

    Gr8 song ......

  59. Wendy Dobbinson

    Love this song, so proud to be British xx thanks Rod xxx 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧

  60. Pam Orbaker

    Respect-Honor- Pride... God Bless You Rod Stewart. I have loved you and your singing from day one...

  61. Rodney B

    He should be remembered as a very warm and very talented songwriter, but most of all... Wow...WHAT A VOICE! It's not just raspy, it's actually layered dimensional harmonics that is so rare it's almost non-existent. He has a one of a kind voice!

  62. Argentina


  63. kaymon

    Great Britain Emperial Become WWII

  64. Аnna Ganna

    Несравненный 💕💕💕💕💕

  65. Rachel Copley

    Lovely song

  66. Lucas Lima

    Rod Stewart really return at his best, hope that Another Country isn't his last album.

  67. Sue Boukercha

    Happy Memorial Day.   Rod is talking about WWII in England.  I must include America and all the precious men and women who gave their life for our freedom, including my father.  I will never forget the 1960's and his map of Laos and Vietnam where he was headed towards and the reasons whey he was doing so. He believed in JFK and gave his life for our country.

  68. John Cowan

    I have that c.d. Great song

  69. Cecelia Dalian

    My mom passed away yesterday morning. And she always loved rod Stewart.

    Sherri Showalter

    Cecelia Dalian I'm so sorry

  70. mercy mallari

    This song was totally amazing but heartbreaking...😎😍 but the story tells how it is the young boy who grew was so thankful nd never forget those beautiful memories nd kindness he had when no one can give it to him

  71. Margaret Gaskin

    I trust he now pays his British taxes with the same patriotic fervour. After forty years as a tax exile so he didn’t have to pay into the NHS and social care system that looked after the old people he seems to be so grateful to...

  72. Piti Saephung

    Im falling in love with you Rod

  73. MJsGirl85

    so beautiful and breathtaking! Loving this a little more than Rhythm of My Heart!

  74. msglimmertwin52

    Rod Stewart just made me cry. Wow. What a beautiful song from a sweet man.

  75. pat

    beautiful song.

  76. Daniel Crossley

    I'm 13 years old and thanks to my dad I know this kind of music. Rod is a legend.

  77. rich staddon

    How do I say this ? A song that only some of us will understand .but to the young will mean nothing

  78. Lucas Lima

    2 years later, and Another Country without doubts still one of best albums of last years, and of Rod Stewart best.

    I know that you Rod are 72 years old, but with Time and "Another Country" You left us want for more.


  79. Odonete Tomaz

    Rod Rod Stewart sempre fantástico ♥

  80. Carl Lawson

    to those in war world 1 and 2 rip proud to British

  81. Marce Aguilar

    perdon Robert por ver este video sin tu permiso

  82. Grazia Boueres


  83. Cecelia Dalian

    Rod was my very first concert. I grew up listening to him and my children will too. It's funny because my mom had pictures of her and my brother and sister at a rod concert then a signed picture of him on the wall. We'd ask my one year old nephew who's that and he'd say rod Stewart. Haha. Even he knows who he is. My moms always been obsessed

  84. Carl Lawson

    great song to all war 1 2 and our British solders

  85. Jeannie Pert

    My first listen to this song brought tears to my eyes. Memories of my late mum who grew up in Folkestone Kent. (and her many stories of dashing out to wave a hanky for the spitfires coming back across the channel.) Brilliant song! Rod, has the knack with his voice and songs of touching the soul! <3

  86. Opera Phantom

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  87. Lisa Burgess

    hot rod rocks

  88. DUKLAChris

    This is not just a song - this is an ANTHEM - I've been a fan for 37 years now and I rank this one into the top 3 ever.

  89. Carl Lawson

    this guy music saved my life respect rod Stewart

  90. Phil Voce

    Just one Rod the best R T M

  91. becky fletcher

    He's the BEST, and I love his band. See ya next year Sir. Rod. Hoping to get those front row seats.....

  92. Billy Bobb

    Nice to see Rod still living the Dream ..>>>

  93. Paul pne Halliday

    Great song

  94. Simon Bowles

    shame rod you support a team that hates Britain ,and don't see themselves as British,if you cared that much come out and say something ,we will never surrender

  95. eliza ribeiro

    Como eu gostaria de conhece - lo !!!

  96. eliza ribeiro

    Existe homem mais lindo do esse?

  97. eliza ribeiro

    Sou completamente apaixonada por esse homem. Amo demais !!

  98. heather quigley

    Great song love you Rod

  99. Marie Jones

    this song means so much. thank you Rod Stewart.

  100. Jenna Worden

    Dear all 121 people who disliked, why?