September Single: HOME

Well, things took an unexpectedly joyful turn when I started writing this one. Honestly, I could write on the theme of "home" for dayyyyys - and have. Home is a fascinating concept for an army brat and so I find myself turning it over in the palm of my hand with curiosity and changing emotional response. 

My family has just relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, after almost two decades in North Carolina, and I find myself in a place of tension between missing "home" and finally BEING "home" with all of us inside the same walls after a full year of separateness. 

This song is me focusing on the latter. Ultimately, it's being able to hold the people you love most that makes us most at home.

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Here's a preview of "HOME"!

HOME

Texas saw my first breath

Georgia got my first steps

passed through California

bama found my best friend

wherever we'd go

We never felt alone

We stayed to, we stayed to, we stayed together

 

the road is winding

ahead and behind me

Always in a new place

don't know where you'll find me

wherever I go

I'm never far from home

I take you I take you I take you with me

 

Home, home,

Is not a place that we are bound to

home, sweet home

Is anyplace where I can hold you

 

We flew across the blue sea

Chasing early mem'ries

Couldn't wait to show you

Places that had shaped me

And all the rooms and roads

were vacant now

But I had you, I had you, I had you with me

 

And home, home

Is not a place that we are bound to

Home, sweet home

Is anyplace where I can hold you

 

so come along, come come along with me

You belong, you you belong with me

come along come along come along

On the sand, under the open sky

cityscape or mountainside

We belong, yes we belong

 

home, home

Is not a place that we are bound to

Home, sweet home

Is anyplace where I can hold you

It's anyplace where I can hold you

Home is anyplace where I can hold you