Songs You May Have Missed #573


Asia: “Ready to Go Home” (2001)

A poignant reflection on the end of life. As I wrote elsewhere in this blog: This is the kind of song most rock bands wouldn’t touch; it takes balls, frankly, to sing about the surrender of earthly cares and the forgiveness of sins within the rock arena. This is the kind of song that makes Asia’s John Payne era matter. With none of the Wetton-Downes power harmony bluster Asia is known for, “Ready to Go Home” might actually be the boldest artistic statement in their catalog.

Co-written by Andrew (“Thank You for Being a Friend”) Gold and 10cc alum Graham Gouldman.

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