I just heard one on the country station that made me tear up, but I heard neither the name or the artist.
Anyway, the song starts with a man singing about how he’s waiting for the girl to call, but has to leave so puts a message on his answering machine that says that he’ll be there waiting whenever she wants to come home. I was thinking that I had heard this story before. Then in the second verse, his best friend calls to see how he’s doing since his daughter left.
Time passes and people try to talk him into changing his answering machine message because it has been so long, but he leaves it because he wants her to know not only that she is welcome to return home, but that he really misses her and always will.
Someone will have to find the song so you can hear it.