SONG OF THE DAY – “HOME” by Gabrielle Aplin

December 14, 2013

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Today I am posting one of my favorite songs. It is kind of cheating because I posted this on my daughter’s page well over a year ago, but it is just a fitting song for the day and I wanted to share it.

Gabrielle Aplin is a young English singer-songwriter and musician (just turned 21), and I find her incredibly talented. Her posts on Facebook are always so refreshing, showing her enjoying and appreciating her life’s path. This song is from her third album, Home, which was released in January of 2012. It is a beautiful song and one that she described on a blog post, saying:

“I’ve definitely written about Home before. I had the chorus for about a year before I finished the song. I wrote it when I moved to London two years ago. It’s about realising where home is for you. For me it wasn’t the house I was in but the people I was with.”

That is probably why I always felt such a connection with this song. I can completely relate to the lyrics. The lyrics are amazing; very honest and open. Because we have moved so many times (11 different cities!), I completely understand that moment when you realize that home is so much more than a “place.”

Today I am longing for my two missing pieces. My husband has been traveling almost all month and has been gone, most recently, for the last 7 days. We are having a large snowstorm here in the northeast today, so I am worried about his flight making it home tonight and I am so ready for him to be home (if even just for a couple of days). My daughter has just a few more days of finals left before she gets to come home, and I am so excited to have her back. The house feels very empty when everyone is not here. It certainly doesn’t feel like “home.” I am looking forward to having it feel like home again.

“Cause they say home is where your heart is set in stone
Is where you go when you’re alone
Is where you go to rest your bones
It’s not just where you lay your head
It’s not just where you make your bed
As long as we’re together, does it matter where we go?
Home”

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