from the musical Beauty and the Beast
Originally performed by
Composer Alan Menken
Lyrics Howard Ashman
Tim Rice
Performer(s) Belle (Susan Egan)
Length 3:50
Albums Beauty and the Beast (The Broadway Musical)
Preceded by Belle (Reprise)
Followed by Gaston (Song)

Home is a song sung by Belle in Beauty and the Beast taking her father's place as the Beast's prisoner. The Beast orders her to come to dinner, and she mourns her situation.


Yes, I made the choice
For papa, I will stay
But I don't deserve to lose my freedom in this way
You monster!
If you think that what you've done is right, well then
You're a fool!
Think again!

Is this home?
Is this where I should learn to be happy?
Never dreamed
That a home could be dark and cold
I was told
Ev'ry day in my childhood:
Even when we grow old
Home should be where the heart is
Never were words so true!
My heart's far, far away
Home is too

Is this home
Is this what I must learn to believe in
Try to find
Something good in this tragic place
Just in case
I should stay here forever
Held in this empty place
Oh, but that won't be easy
I know the reason why
My heart's far, far away
Home's alike

What I'd give to return
To the life that I knew lately
But I know that I can't
Solve my problems going by

Is this home?
Am I here for a day or forever?
Shut away
From the world until who knows when
Oh, but then
As my life has been altered once
It can change again
Build higher walls around me
Change ev'ry lock and key
Nothing lasts, nothing holds
All of me
My heart's far, far away
Home and free!


Mrs. Potts:
I hope that we'll be friends,
though I don't know you well
If anyone can make the most of living here then Belle,
it's you.

Mrs. Potts and Madame De La Grande Bouche:
And who knows
You may find home here too.

Video Edit

Beauty and the Beast Broadway OST - 07 - Home

Beauty and the Beast Broadway OST - 07 - Home

Beauty and the Beast Broadway OST - 08 - Home (Reprise)

Beauty and the Beast Broadway OST - 08 - Home (Reprise)