“Nobody’s home”, a song written and recorded by Clint Black for the RCA label, was recorded in early 1989 between: House Of David, Nashville, TN / Sound Stage Studio, Nashville, TN / Woodland Studios, Nashville, TN / Reflections Studio, Nashville, TN. At the recording session Clint was accompanied by: Hayden Nicholas (guitar & background vocal), Jeff Peterson (steel & dobro), Jake Willemain (bass), Dick Gay (drums) and John Permenter (fiddle). The song was released in October. 1989, with the production of James Stroud & Mark Wright. On January 20, 1990, it reached # 1 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, and remained a total of 26 weeks on the charts. It also reached number # 1 on the Canada Country Tracks charts , on February 10, 1990. It was their third consecutive number one.
The song was included in their debut album, Killin’ Time (RCA 1989), the album was released on May 2, 1989, shortly after, it reached number # 1 on the US Top Country Albums charts, on September 23, 1989, and remained a total of 195 weeks on the charts. On the Canadian RPM Country Albums charts, it peaked at # 6.
The song is a ballad about a man who becomes depressed and miserable after his former significant other abandoned him. Since the split, he has lived his life metaphorically as a zombie; he maintains the same routines in his life, but is not mentally the same person as he once was before the split.