Oct 7, 2010

Life's Sountrack - Sing Me Home

Stuck in Traffic
Photo by Rain City Girl found in the  Inspiration Studio Flickr Group
I don't call the Emerald City home anymore, but I did for a longtime, so this photo really takes me back to a place I loved.

Today I'm packing up my apartment in Lexington, my home for the past 9 months.  The work project I've been here for will officially be wrapped up on Sunday; which leaves me a few days to finish packing and say my goodbyes before I leave next week to head home.  With my pending homecoming all over my mind, I thought I'd ask you to help me put together a playlist to listen to when I head off to the airport on my journey home.

For as many years as musicians have been on the road, they've been writing songs about coming home.  What are some of your favorites?  What songs do you put on when you are dreaming of going back to that place where you feel safe and at peace?  As usual, I'll get us going and then turn it over to you for your suggestions.

O.A.R - I Feel Home
Dan Auerbach - Goin' Home
3 Doors Down - Landing in London
Alexi Murdoch - Home
Dido - Look No Further
Mary Chapin Carpenter  - Almost Home
Amy MacDonald - The Road to Home
One Republic feat. Sara Bareilles - Come Home

I can't wait to hear some of your suggestions - to be honest I had a hard time stopping and would have kept going if I hadn't been so excited about getting to the list we put together last week to celebrate the colors of autumn.

Last week's playlist is amazing, and is absolutely full of the vibrant colors and sounds of Fall.  (A very special thanks to Prairie Girl who went above and beyond this week with a bunch of great suggestions.)  I have a feeling we'll be listening to this one for the next several weeks as we watch the leaves turn and leave the trees.

Don't forget to comment and share some of your favorite songs about "home."  I can't wait to hear what we come up with next.

Happy Listening
Lyrical Journey


Clare B said...

Lisa Mitchell - On the Road. So beautiful.

Clare B said...

Oops - it's actually called "Love Letter"

Suki said...

Have a good trip into your new home!

A song I love : This is Home


Suki said...

and this:
Michael Buble

A Box of Chocolates said...

Oh I love this post, have a great trip home. My suggestion has to be Michael Buble's "Home" one day my girls and I were driving round town shopping etc. for hours then this song came on the radio and we all hammed it up about just wanting to go home, get the dhopping done etc. Then when I was in Europe last year for Mother's Day the girls sent me a video of them in Germany, Munich sitting in a park, playing this song and singing along. I cried like a baby hadn't seen them for nearly 12 months so this has to be my favourite going home song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbSOLBMUvIE

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Have a safe trip...you must be looking forward to being home again. The first song that comes to mind is..I'll be home for Christmas...guess it's too early to listen to that one! Will have to give it more thought!

Classof65 said...

Homeward Bound - Simon & Garfunkel

Classof65 said...

Take Me Home Country Road - John Denver
Back Home - John Denver
Our House - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Subterranean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan

Karen said...

Happy & Safe travels. Great list this week.

Zero 7; Home

ELK said...


the lines in the photo and the special vocals make this such an artistic post !

Prairie Girl Studio said...

awww, jamie ...
you do for me what my sister-in-law's apple sauce
does for my son ... make my heart sing ...

thanks so much for being so kind ... but you know i just can't help myself when it comes to song ...

every week you list a piece that just resonates and tugs at me so ... like the johnny cash song ... the fields of gold ... and i couldn't help but play michael buble's song ahead of time ~ oh my ~ so lovely!

and hee hee, good one laura! that one went through my mind ... and you are right! jamie will be home for christmas! : )

just a few to share this week ...
bob seger's comin home ...
and if you like some deep blues ~ howlin' wolf's come back home ...
but most of all i suggest
the beatles ~ two of us ...
and be sure to listen right to the end when
john lennon whistles us out ... sigh : )

it would be john's 70th birthday today!
{have you seen the tribute to him on google today?
masterful and fabulous!}

cheers john! cheers jamie!
mwah ~

Kim Klassen said...

every week you BLOW me away... your words, your playlists...and wow, the image is always perfect too...

wonderful.... xxo, kim

Kim Klassen said...

Jamie, enjoying your playlist again this morning... and thinking how amazing you are....

what a gift!!

Here's to 'coming home'... xxo, kim

kelly@thebluemuse said...

I am late again but it looks like there are already so many great suggestions. Can't wait to listen!
O.A.R. I feel home is a current favorite...

Anonymous said...

Head home by Midlake!