On this day (2/12/1966) Simon & Garfunkel released “Homeward Bound” off the Sounds of Silence album. Details behind this great song from Song Facts:
Paul Simon lived in Brentwood, Essex, England when he wrote this song. When traveling back from Wigan, where he was playing, he got stuck at the train station and wrote this. The song has a double meaning: literally, wanting for a ticket home to Brentwood, but on the other hand, yearning to go to his home in the US.