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Written about and while living in Germany. This would have fit with There and Back Again but I wrote it too late to include it. This was the second fingerpicked song I'd ever written.


When I hear the bells in the darkest night
Then I realize I am far from home
Maybe I was born in the wrong place
I don't know why, but this feels right

In the summer, I'm working full-time
With a family that's taken me in
Living, working, breathing the life
Of one who's been here a whole lifetime

When the morning comes, I can't get up
Sleep still pulls me down, thoughts go racing by
Nothing seems quite right, somehow I get up

Then I remember where I am now
Suddenly it hits: this should be my home
Even if it rains almost every day
It feels fine when I walk the morning streets

Twice before I have been in this land
And every time I'm here I know I must come back
So why not settle it for once and forever?
I must live here, it's where I belong

It might seem strange to leave my home
But it must be so, I will find a way
Somehow I will make this my new home


from Post Rock Country, released July 6, 2009




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