No Place Like Home (Anywhere But Here) – Pavement
“Box Elder” – Slay Tracks EP
“I’m taking the next bus outta here / I’m gonna head for Box Elder, MO.”
“Here” – Slanted & Enchanted
A wake, at the end of all things.
I was dressed for success,
But success it never comes
And I’m the only one who laughs
At your jokes when they are so bad
(And your jokes are always bad)
But they’re not as bad as this –
Come join us in a prayer,
We’ll be waiting, waiting where
Everything’s ending here
“Gold Soundz” – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Home lyric: – “I keep my address to myself, because it’s secret.”
Best/saddest lyric: “So drunk, in the August sun and you’re the kind of girl I like / Because you’re empty, and I’m empty, and you can never quarantine the past.”
“Range Life” – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Started a hilariously one-sided feud with Billy Corgan (I think he’s STILL mad about it) with an offhand reference. Calls to mind “Home on the Range”.
Home lyric: “If I could settle down, then I would settle down.”
“Shady Lane” – Brighten the Corners
Home lyric: “A shady lane / Everybody wants one.”
Best lyric: “You’ve been chosen as an extra in the movie adaptation of the sequel to your life.”
“Major Leagues” – Terror Twilight
Trying to get somewhere, but knowing it’ll never happen.
Angle for the ringside seats
When they fall
Don’t blame me
Bring on the Major Leagues
Bonus – Stephen Malkmus solo track
“Church On White” – Stephen Malkmus
This one doesn’t relate to “home”, but this weightless waltz from his first solo record is one of the loveliest songs he ever did.
Best lyrics: The “Carry on, it’s a marathon / carrion, it’s what we all become” rhyme, and “All you really wanted, was everything / Plus everything”.
What are you guys listening to?
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