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Posted by shanoah on July 7, 2008

Well, I think I’ll steal your theme for my post, Sean. After all, today is the day of the week I have the least time to prepare for posts myself.

There are actually two songs I associate strongly with going home. Well, three, technically, but we hardly need to play “Country Roads” here again, especially since I’d be playing it in Japanese. I can only take so much John Denver, anyways.

Take The Long Way Home – Supertramp (Penguin animation by jaffian)

You really don’t want to know how many times after a long day, when heading home, this has gotten in my head. And if it seems like music runs through my head a lot, it does.

You don’t want to know how often I’ll be walking along, and suddenly something pops in my head, like this:

"Dorothy was a fool to leave;
She could have stayed.
She could have had it all for keeps;
But was afraid.
She could have stayed..."[1]

A lot of it’s just simply that I like to have music going on around me most of the time when I’m at home, so my minds used to it. Here’s my other ‘going home’ theme, though:

Homeward Bound – Simon & Garfunkel

I’ve talked about how much I like Simon & Garfunkel before – this is just another example. Again, it’s all about the lyrics and imagery in the song…

[1] “Dorothy”, off the album “Hard Times for Lovers”, Judy Collins. Lyrics are from memory; They’re a bit difficult to find on the web.

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