Foo Fighters — “Home”
(from Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace) — Home

Sheryl Crow — “Home” (from Sheryl Crow) — Home

I was scrolling through my iTunes library searching for a song for today and discovered that my favorite Foo Fighters and Sheryl Crow tunes each share the same title. The Foo Fighters’ “Home” is a piano ballad that tells of a man’s longing to be home with his family. You can feel the pain and ache in Dave Grohl’s voice as he sings about the people that have drifted in and out of his life. Makes me want to give Dave a big hug and tell him that everything is going to be alright. And I have had a love/hate relationship with Sheryl Crow for many years now [EDITOR’S NOTE: I’ll say! I believe I’ve heard the term “homewrecking whore” cross your lips multiple times with regard to this woman!], but no matter how I am feeling about her, “Home” has always been one of my favorites. Sometimes you hear a song that tells your story better than you could tell it yourself, and at one point this — a tale of two people that fell in love too young and wake up one day and realize that they no longer have that much in common — was my story. Two very different songs that share a common sadness for the inevitable change that comes with life.

1 response to “now i’m thirty-two and i can’t remember
(or: august 9’s honey from the hive)”

  1. the buzz from brandon:

    Very nice work, my darling. VERY nice.