I'm Going Home (Rocky Horror song)

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"I'm Going Home"
Song by Tim Curry
from the album The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Language English
Released 1975
Songwriter(s) Composer: Richard O'Brien, Richard Hartley
Lyricist: Richard O'Brien
The Rocky Horror Picture Show track listing
  1. "Science Fiction/Double Feature"
  2. "Dammit Janet"
  3. "Over at the Frankenstein Place"
  4. "Time Warp"
  5. "Sweet Transvestite"
  6. "I Can Make You a Man"
  7. "Hot Patootie - Bless My Soul"
  8. "I Can Make You a Man (Reprise)"
  9. "Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me"
  10. "Eddie"
  11. "Floor Show"
    1. "Rose Tint My World"
    2. "Fanfare/Don't Dream It"
    3. "Wild and Untamed Thing"
  12. "I'm Going Home"
  13. "Super Heroes"
  14. "Science Fiction/Double Feature (Reprise)"

"I'm Going Home" is the 18th song in The Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack. Immediately after Riff Raff and Magenta interrupt the Floor Show, Frank attempts to explain his actions. He tells them that he will return to Earth one day and stay forever. It's questionable whether Frank is being theatrical for pity, or is genuine.

Origin[edit]

"I'm Going Home" was originally written by Richard O'Brien in the early 1970s. It was not intended for use in the stage play, and was simply picked up by O'Brien because the topic matter slotted into Rocky Horror's storyline.

Progression[edit]

The song itself features a musical arrangement featuring piano, drums, bass, electric clean guitar, strings, synthesized strings as well as a minor orchestral section consisting of horns and other wind instruments. The verse and opening intro has a progression of F-Gm-Bb F-Gm-Bb-C whilst the chorus features a simpler Bb-C-Bb-F progression. It is considered one of the slower songs of Rocky Horror and has the same ballad features as the opening song, "Science Fiction/Double Feature".

The song is in the key of F major.