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Happy Music Monday! This is the time of year when people start finding their way back to the place where they began, or the place where they feel they most want to be. Scott's made a playlist of his five favorite songs about home. Here's the first:

Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place

 

When you feel safe, when you feel like you are where you belong, that's what it's like to be home. That's also what it's like to be in love, which is something David Byrne explores here. Yes, it's a little naive to speak about forever (you'll have to open the front door at some point) but one's home is one's castle, and every castle has a special magic of its own, right?

Go get your home boys and home girls and rush on in, after the jump we've got four more songs and last week's Spotify list. See you there...

Before we head inside, remember our new Spotify playlist will be featuring a great selection from last week's Music Monday comments. The theme of the mix this time is Musical Joy and it'll fill you with Glee! But before you start reminiscing, check out our current Music Monday below.

Iggy Pop - Home

 

Iggy is often thought of as edgy and dangerous, but these lyrics aren't really either. A person needs a home? Life is hard and family is important? Face it, haters, even the darkest of punks needs someone in their lives now and then. Home can be anywhere, after all. Just because it isn't yours doesn't mean it isn't someone's.

Dionne Warwick - This House Is Not A Home

 

Nothing I can add that Burt Bacharach hasn't already written. Home isn't just about a physical place. Home is about the memories and the history and the people and, yes, a few of the things. But things can be replaced or forgotten. A home can only be left behind, maybe with hopes of returning one day and finding everything important just the way you left it.

The Rolling Stones - Moonlight Mile

 

If you've ever taken a trip back to some place you remember, you know what it's like. Those last few miles, when things go from strange and unusual to vaguely familiar. Maybe that old shop closed and maybe the mall's a little bigger. Maybe there's a Pizza Hut across from your elementary school or maybe they took out your favorite playground. All your sweetest memories are there at once, because you know there's just two more lefts and you'll be pulling into the driveway like you did a million times before. You can't go home again, but you can always revisit the old neighborhood, and this song reflects those sweet memories when you hit that last, unforgettable mile.

Simon & Garfunkel - Homeward Bound

 

And, finally, the most important part of a home: it gives you something to dream towards. Once you know where your home is, everything else is just travels. It's fun to be a tourist or a visitor, but home is home, and there's no feeling greater than knowing you're headed back to the place where you really belong, and really want to be.

If you're feeling homeless, remember, you've always got a place in our Turntable.fm room for the regular Music Monday enjoyment. Also, let us just remind you: some images come from the corresponding Wikipedia page and are here under fair use.



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chicken0102


quality posts: 41 Private Messages chicken0102

"Our House" by Madness

kchoschton


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I like the Miranda Lambert song "House that Built Me". Cheesy, but I like it.

mossygreen


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Can't think of one damn appropriate song, so I'm going with Home of the Brave by The Nails. Because I'm kind of old.

mossygreen


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Almost unrelated: I enjoy this cover of Moonlight Mile by Lee Fields.

charleneely


quality posts: 3 Private Messages charleneely

"I was young when I left home"
Bob Dylans original but I gotta go with Antony and the Johnstons cover it has a haunting quality.

TGrier


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Here's a few "Home" songs I really like:
- All The Way Home by Bruce Springsteen on Devils & Dust
- Can't Find My Way Home by Blind Faith
- "Home" by Marc Broussard from the album Carencro.
(My favorite for this category; a foot-stompin' blues romp that's perfect car-driving-heading-for-home music)

TGrier


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One more: This song is haunting and beautiful, and a little sad. Elvis Costello with the title track from the 1998 movie "Long Journey Home" (about the sadness and longing immigrants feel for the homeland they had to abandon to try to make a better life for themselves and their families.

ChartBoy


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Country Roads by John Denver

Country Roads (Take me home)

First time I heard this song, I got homesick for a place I hadn't been to yet.

jerralb


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Play some Skynyrd, Man!

Moueska


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Simon and Garfunkel are definately what I thought of when I first saw the title. Excellent choice.


Hmm...

Well, since we were on Musicals last week, it's only appropriate that I mention "Home" from Beauty and the Beast, which is a song from the broadway production that is not included in the original feature film.

/trivia

Hey, while I'm on it, why not "Bring Him Home" and "Master of the House" from Les Mis?


Okay, okay. I'm done.

NO, WAIT, I'M NOT.

Title song from Avenue Q. :D

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Also:

Yellow Submarine - The Beatles - Nobody said a HOME had to be a phsyical HOUSE.

Looking Out My Back Door - Creedence Clearwater Revival - "DOOT DOOT DOOT, LOOKIN' OUT MY BACK DOOR..." A classic porch song.


LarryLars


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"I'm Your Captain (Closer to Home)" by Grand Funk Railroad

"Please Come to Boston" by Dave Loggins
("She said, "No. Would you come home to me?" ")

"Our House" by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Kudos for the following:

ChartBoy wrote:Country Roads by John Denver


Moueska wrote:Yellow Submarine - The Beatles - Nobody said a HOME had to be a phsyical HOUSE.


"and we lived beneath the waves" !!

Moueska wrote:Looking Out My Back Door - Creedence Clearwater Revival - "DOOT DOOT DOOT, LOOKIN' OUT MY BACK DOOR..." A classic porch song.


TGrier wrote:- Can't Find My Way Home by Blind Faith



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tslothrop


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Bob Dylan's Dream. Though I am partial to Peter, Paul and Mary's version, here is one more faithful to the original:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caSx7fwa_7g/

An aching song about the 'room where my friends and I spent many an afternoon'.

How is it possible for someone to write something with such an understanding of 'looking back at life' at age 22?

strawhousepig


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A little sad to admit this is the first thing I thought of: Motley Crüe - Home Sweet Home

CowboyDann


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Kind of a gimmicky band but I'll put it here just because I know it's only a matter of time before someone does.
(looks like nobody posted it, oh well i'll post it

Anyways, Onto the real answers:

This was probably one of my favorite albums I found out about in 2010 (although it's much older)

Radical Face - Welcome Home

Ben cooper is never really super deep musically or lyrically but he definitely writes songs that are fantastic and the stories he tells are really good. He came from a big fambly so a lot of his songs are about home,family he also writes a lot about ghosts. First album even being called ghost.

Definitely worth checking him out

Oh man here it is wednesday and I just realized I never hit post on this. whoops.