This song was originally written by Paul Simon, one-half of the duo composed of Art Garfunkel and himself. It is found on the album Sounds of Silence (UK) and Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme [US], both of which were released in 1966. It was also released as a single on January 19, 1966.
The duo broke up a few years later, and made many attempts of return and reconciliation over the years, including at a free concert at New York City’s Central Park in September 1981; you can listen to a later version of “Homeward Bound” [here].
Paul Simon, an American (who grew up in the 1940s and ’50s in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens in New York City), wrote the song when he was in England. There comes a time when home and memories of it beckon you, calling your name.
Home where my thought's escaping,
Home where my music's playing,
Home where my love lies waiting
Silently for me.