The Clint Black Nobody’s Home song was was released in October 1989 as the third single from his debut album Killin’ Time. The song was his third consecutive number-one hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart. This song was also ranked as the #1 country song of the year for 1990 on the Billboard Year-end Charts.
Clint Black’s “Nobody’s Home” is a timeless country classic that explores the universal themes of heartbreak and loneliness. Its emotive lyrics, coupled with Black’s soulful delivery, create a powerful and relatable musical experience. Watch the video below for the story behind the song and Clint’s studio performance and see the written lyrics below.
Clint Black Nobody’s Home Studio Performance
“Nobody’s Home” is a ballad that weaves a narrative of a man grappling with the aftermath of a failed relationship. The lyrics capture the essence of desolation as the protagonist finds himself in an empty house, haunted by memories of a love that once filled its rooms. Black’s masterful storytelling unfolds the tale of a man who is not just physically alone but emotionally adrift, navigating the empty spaces left behind by a departed lover.
“Nobody’s Home” was written by Clint Black in a bit of a dream state Black shared, “It was one that I wrote in a fever. I was really sick. I was barely able to get out of bed. Which is fitting since for me, the lights were barely on, but definitely nobody was home.”
Clint Black Nobody’s Home Lyrics
Move slowly to my dresser drawers
Put my blue jeans on
Find my cowboy boots, my button down
Strap my timepiece on my arm
Grab my billfold, my pocket change
Just a mindless old routine
Then it’s out the door and down the street
But it’s not really me
I still comb my hair the same
Still like the same cologne
And I still drive that pickup truck
That the same old bank still owns
But since you left, everybody says
I’m not the guy they’ve known
The lights are on, but nobody’s home
Cup of coffee in the morning
Just food for the brain
But I’ve been numb since our last goodbye
I haven’t felt a thing
But now there’s pains in my head
And pains in my chest
And I think I’m losing my hair
I’m a half a man with half a mind
To think you didn’t care
“Nobody’s Home” has left an indelible mark on country music, showcasing Clint Black’s ability to connect with audiences through raw and authentic storytelling. The song’s enduring popularity is a testament to its timeless appeal, as it continues to resonate with listeners decades after its initial release. It remains a staple in Black’s live performances, reminding fans of the enduring power of a well-crafted ballad.
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