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A Place To Call Home

markjbennett on October 02, 2012 09:50

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    I wanted to write a song about a sense of belonging, but not just about our place of birth since many people through circumstances of work, relationships and even political regimes find themselves making a home for themselves elsewhere. Sometimes we all need to know that we are wanted and welcome. Some places seem better than others at making people feel at home, by embracing a stranger without suspicion.

    All that remains,
    Are the shipyard gates,
    And skeletal cranes,
    Of a bygone age,
    And a long-gone industry.
    You cannot live on heritage alone,
    Sometimes you need a place to call home.

    On New Year's Eve,
    Ships' horns distant sound,
    Echo another time,
    Heralds a new dawn,
    Uncertain and unfamiliar.
    You cannot live on history alone,
    Sometimes you need a place to call home.

    With a garden party,
    Our cultural city,
    It lives to fight another day.
    You cannot live on optimism alone,
    Sometimes you need a place to call home.

    So in exile,
    Some forty-five miles,
    Just like a prodigal,
    I return occasionally,
    Feeling proud and respectfully,
    I cannot stay far away for too long,
    Sometimes you need a place to call home.


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