Far from Home (song)

"Far from Home" is a song by American heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch. It was released on September 16, 2010 as the sixth and final single from their second studio album War Is the Answer.[1] It debuted at number 33 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart, eventually peaking at number four. It debuted at number 45 on the Billboard Rock Songs chart and has peaked at number 14. It is one of Five Finger Death Punch's most well known songs.

"Far from Home"
Single by Five Finger Death Punch
from the album War Is the Answer
ReleasedSeptember 16, 2010
LabelProspect Park
Producer(s)Kevin Churko
Five Finger Death Punch singles chronology
"Bad Company"
"Far from Home"
"Under and Over It"

The song was featured on episode 06x10 "What Happens at Home" of CBS's Criminal Minds.

Writing and recordingEdit

Guitarist Zoltan Bathory told Metal Hammer about the song's evolution: "We'd been kicking this song around for over a year, and we did record an early version of it, but somehow we couldn't quite get it to gel. That can happen with songs – you're not sure about them to start them, and then they grow into something special, which is really what happened with 'The Bleeding'… I mean, that only just scraped onto the first album!

"Then Kevin [Churko; producer] heard 'Far From Home', which is kind of a ballad I guess, and he encouraged us to work on it some more, and today of course I'm really glad we did. We changed the structure, added some strings, and generally moved the track up to a whole new level. "Now I would say it's a potential single, but quite a way down the line…"[2]

Track listingEdit

Promo CD
1."Far From Home (radio edit)" 
2."Far From Home (album version)"3:32




  1. ^ Anderson, Sara D. (September 14, 2010). "Five Finger Death Punch, 'Far From Home' -- New Song". AOL. Retrieved October 3, 2010.
  2. ^ Bezer, Terry (January 1, 2009). "5FDP: Zoltan Bathory's Guide To 'War Is The Answer'". Metal Hammer. Archived from the original on January 12, 2010. Retrieved October 29, 2010.
  3. ^ "Five Finger Death Punch Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 10, 2021.
  4. ^ "Five Finger Death Punch Chart History (Hot Rock & Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 10, 2021.
  5. ^ "Hot Rock & Alternative Songs – Year-End 2011". Billboard. Retrieved February 10, 2021.