My Sunday Song – “Coming Home” by Sons of Apollo

For My Sunday Song #287, we are going to discover the first single from one of the most talented bands Jeff Scott Soto has been in. The song is “Coming Home” and it is off the album ‘Psychotic Symphony’ from the band Sons of Apollo. Why do I say most talented, let’s look at the players. Obviously you have Jeff Scott Soto on vocals or this post wouldn’t be happening, but you also have Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal on guitar, Billy Sheehan on bass, Derek Sherinian on keyboards and Mike Portnoy on drums. It don’t get much better than this. This song was the world’s introduction to the band and what a statement they made with it.

Normally, I go in to the song meanings before I get in to the music, but I can’t wait to talk about the music. That opening keyboard riff by Derek Sherinian is classic and brutal. If you expected the album to be all prog rock, you’d be wrong. This song is pure Hard Rock reminiscent of Van Halen but maybe even heavier. Bumblefoot’s effortless riffs dance throughout the song, Sheehan’s bass gives us a new sound from what you’d expect from Billy and it adds so much groove to the song. And you can’t forget Portnoy’s drums which are as immense and immersive as you’ve ever gotten from him. It is pure power! Speaking of power, Jeff Scott Soto attacks the vocals and they are filled with such anger and intensity that you feel it throughout your body and those screams are piercing and yet so beautifully done. This was so unexpected and totally amazing and you have to hear it to believe it.

And what does the song mean, who cares. Just put it on repeat and let the abundance of sound fill every void of your body and rock the hell out of you. Each time you hear it, there is something you hadn’t heard before as there is so much going on musically you can’t help but be blown away.

Give the song a listen and let me know what you think. Is this the most talented group he has ever been in?? Quite possibly. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful and Happy Sunday!!

“Coming Home”

In your circle of splendor
A room of pretenders
This is the new make believe
In your complex decisions
This tiny incision
Cut to commence misery, yeah

There’s a voice screaming out of my head
There’s a truth that I don’t wanna know
Cross the line that you’re gonna regret
Is it me, is it you?
So get out of my way
Going out on my own
Now remember my name
Cuz I’m coming home
(I’m coming home)

Now I’m not so suspicious
You’re downright malicious
Can’t make a fool outta me
Your scheme’s complicated
Your pride is inflated
Seized by a social disease, hey

There’s a voice screaming out of my head
There’s a truth that I don’t wanna know
Cross the line that you’re gonna regret
Is it me, is it you?
So get out of my way
Going out on my own
Now remember my name
Cuz I’m coming home
(I’m coming home)

Cuz I’m coming homeSo get out of my way
Going out on my own
Now remember my name
Cuz I’m coming home
(I’m coming home)

Cuz I’m coming home
(I’m coming home)

Written by Ronald Jay Blumenthal, Michael Portnoy, Derek Sherinian and Jeff Scott Soto

19 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “Coming Home” by Sons of Apollo

  1. Of course they’re all playing double bass/guitars. Billy Sheehan doesn’t look to have aged much. The keyboard riff is the keyboard equivalent of Thunderstruck, not that there is anything wrong with that!

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