‘Letter Home’

Lately I’ve relied on the good nature of friends to allow me to stay at their places while I lead what I’ve been calling a “homeless chic” lifestyle. I’ve been on the search for income, but that’s another story for another day. Needless to say my sleep pattern has been off because of a lot of aspects of my life have been pulling me in all sorts of directions and crashing.

But I digress.

Last night I got the three and a half best hours of sleep that I’ve had in a long time and I guess my body decided that four a.m. was an appropriate time to wake up. Throughout that time I thought of a new mix I wanted to create and just finished it up. I tried to pick out lyrics that helped explain my search of a home and a better understanding about where I’m going in life.

I’ve accompanied the track listing with lyrics I pulled out. It’s weird, looking back on them I realized that I think a lot of the “you’s” that are mentioned are some sort of home, or in some cases they’re me.

Its title is ­Letter Home; here it is.

  1. “Letter Home” by Childish GambinoCamp
  2. “Rivers and Roads” by The Head and the HeartThe Head and the Heart
  3. “Lucky Guy” by The Belle BrigadeThe Belle Brigade
  4. “Won’t Go Quietly” by Company of ThievesRunning From a Gamble
  5. “Plant a Garden” by TW Walsh Songs of Pain and Leisure
  6. “To a Poet” by First Aid KitThe Lion’s Roar
  7. “Look What You’ve Done To Me” by David Wax MuseumEverything Is Saved
  8. “Call It Off (Live) by Tegan & SaraGet Along
  9. “Mistaken For Strangers” by The NationalBoxer
  10. “Never Let Me Go” by Florence + the Machince –  Ceremonials
  11. “bare bones love” by yellowbirddddmissing
  12. “Cookskin Cap” by Margot and the Nuclear So and So’sLive From DeLuna
  13. “Cruel and Beautiful World”  by GrouploveNever Trust a Happy Song
  14. “L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.” by Noah and the Whale – Last Night On Earth
  15. “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Up From Below

Here’s some lyrics that stood out from each track:
  1. “You’re the only girl that I have ever wanted, every other girl is trying to be you”
  2. “And they’re going to better places, but our friends will be gone away”
  3. “Seems like a hell of a way to start out for me: walk right in and cause such misery”
  4. “I will not go quietly! I will not be silenced!”
  5. “I cannot stress this point enough: plant a garden when the going gets rough”
  6. “Oh, there’s nothing more to it; I just get through it”
  7. “I stay right where I am for the sake of this love”
  8. “Maybe you would have been something I’d be good at”
  9. “Make up something to believe in your heart of hearts so you have something to wear on your sleeve of sleeves”
  10. “Though the pressure’s hard to take, it’s the only way I can escape. It seems a heavy choice to make”
  11. “But now the world is getting smaller and i’m losing track of the days”
  12. “Keeping my ears warm, breaking my heart”
  13. “If it seems like we’re falling behind, we’re just slippin’ and tuggin’ from the mouths of our mind”
  14. “You’ve got more than money and sense, my friend, you’ve got heart and you go in your own way”
  15. “Home is wherever I’m with you”
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2 thoughts on “‘Letter Home’

  1. I only know 2 of the bands, I’m going to have to look the others up. You can always sell your plasma, but I agree with Ashley, you don’t want to become a gay prostitute, unless you really need to!

  2. That’s an awesome playlist you’ve go there, Tegan & Sara, Florence and the Machine, Noah and the Whale, great artists, great songs.

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