A sad song, written from the point of view of someone who is very tired. But "home" isn't just heaven. "Home" is also church. So, who says you can never go home again? Certainly not Jesus.
"Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)BTW, "some American dude" is country blues legend Charlie Rich, aka the Silver Fox, who died in 1995.