The most remarkable thing about you standing in the doorway
Is that it's you, and that you're standing in the doorway
"Sax Rohmer #1."
I am coming home to you
If it's the last thing that I do
Depending on your interpretation, "1 Samuel 15:23" can be this, especially the final verse:
My house will be for all people who have nowhere to go
My supply of shining crystals a shield against the snow
There's more like me where I come from, so mark our shapes
Go down to the netherworld, plant grapes
"Color In Your Cheeks," which is about a drug house that serves as a haven for outcasts.
They came in by the dozens, walking or crawling
Some were bright-eyed, some were dead on their feet
And they came from Zimbabwe or from Soviet Georgia
East St. Louis or from Paris or they lived across the street
But they came, and when they finally made it here
It was the least we could do to make our welcome clear
The entirety of "Never Quite Free". Everything about it is so soft and calming.
It's so good to learn
That right outside your window
There's only friendly fields and open roads
And you'll sleep better when you think
You've stepped back from the brink
And found some peace inside yourself
Lay down your heavy load
John has said in concert that he doesn't understand why fans find this one heartwarming, because the theme is that past trauma will always be there ("But when you see him, you'll know"), but that's exactly what makes it so touching— even if things will never be perfect, that doesn't mean they can't be honestly good.
"You Were Cool" is about someone telling a friend who was bullied in high school that he/she deserved better, and celebrating that their lives got better.
"Amy, a.k.a. Spent Gladiator 1," which is essentially about finding whatever small joys and coping mechanisms are necessary to make life worth living, no matter what. It comes across as extremely genuine and extremely caring.