song home by goo goo dolls.

First. I admit the Goo Goo Dolls are a guilty pleasure of mine.

Second. Their new song ‘Home’. Same awesome pop rock song. Same guitar riff overlaid with more guitar riff. Same Rzeznik ambling brooding vocals. Same great radio listening.


(this is actually a promotional video but I like it better than the official video)


I got hooked on “a boy named goo” (possibly just because of the name of the album) and the song Name.  Name:

Didn’t really like the movie City of Angels but Iris made it worthwhile.

Shit. They remade an awesome Supertramp song (Give a little Bit) and remade it well.

‘Home’ is the new single from the Goo Goo Dolls’ first album in over four years, ‘Something for the Rest of Us,’ which is due out later this month. It has that traditional “Goo” brooding mid tempo momentum that may seem even broodier because of the song topic (“please take me home”). Anyway. Rzeznik’s voice gets compared to Paul Westerberg sometimes … and I just don’t get that. I don’t know who to compare it to but he has a nice lazy style of moving through their songs.

About this cd.

“Something For The Rest Of Us” seeks to confront many of the social issues we face today according to lead vocalist and guitarist John Rzeznik.

“So many people are struggling to keep it together through tough economic conditions and two wars that seem to have no end in sight,” says Rzeznik, “the ones who bear the brunt of these burdens are everyday people. That’s who I want to speak to.”

“Home” really does make good on that promise (to address the social malaise and reach everyday people struggling to make it in today’s world). It certainly is a song about seeking relief and comfort during crappy times. And they have a nice “no-really-we-mean it” key change in the song (and synced in the video) that shifts the scope of video into less dismal, more hopeful territory.

I do also think this is a key appeal to the Goo Goos in that they do seem to write shit for the everyday person. A little brooding but also a little hopeful.


Heard the song on the radio and wanted to write about it.

Written by Bruce