During the 80:s U2 was a lot on the road and a consequence of that, everytime the came to a new city, it was a sort of coming home. Hence the song.
Jonas Steverud (Maintainer of U2MoL) (contributed at an unknown date)
A Sort of Homecoming is a quote from a Jewish poet, Paul Celan. The actual quote is: Poetry is a sort of homecoming, the phrase just stuck with Bono, I guess.
Crow crowglobalserve.net (contributed before the 20:th of February 1998)