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  • (Guitar music)

  • I was just thinking

  • that I have been missing you way too long

  • There's something inside this weary head

  • that wants us to love just instead

  • But I was just thinking,

  • merely thinking

  • I've got loads of pictures,

  • I've got the one of you in that dancing dress

  • But man I feel silly in that dim light

  • Just after doing you by the sight of my Kodak delights,

  • I am sinking,

  • merely sinking

  • I think about long distance rates instead of kissing you babe

  • I'm a singer without a song

  • If I wait for you longer

  • my affection is stronger

  • and I ... I was just thinking,

  • merely thinking

  • that this boat is sinking

  • I'm tired of postcards,

  • especially the ones with cute dogs and cupids

  • I'm tired of calling you and missing you

  • and dreaming I slept with you

  • Don't get me wrong I still desperately love you

  • inside this weary head

  • I just want us to love just instead

  • But I was just thinking and thinking,

  • merely thinking

  • I think about long distance rates instead of kissing you babe

  • and time is running me still

  • If I wait for you longer

  • my affection is stronger

  • I ... I was just thinking

  • I ... I was just thinking

  • that I'm tired of calling you once a week

  • thinking of long distance rates instead of kissing you

  • So baby I'm sinking,

  • merely sinking

  • (Guitar music ends)

  • (Applause)

  • Thank you.

  • Singing is sharing.

  • When you sing, you have to know what you're talking about intimately,

  • and you have to be willing to share this insight

  • and give away a piece of yourself.

  • I look for this intention to share in everything,

  • and I ask: what are the intentions behind this architecture or this product

  • or this restaurant or this meal?

  • And if your intentions are to impress people

  • or to get the big applause at the end,

  • then you are taking, not giving.

  • And this is a song that's about --

  • it's the kind of song that everyone has their version of.

  • This song is called "Home,"

  • and it's sort of a "This is where I'm from, nice to meet you all,"

  • kind of song.

  • (Laughter)

  • (Applause)

  • (Piano music)

  • Home is the sound of birds early in the morning

  • Home is a song I've always remembered

  • Home is the memory of my first day in school

  • Home is the books that I carry around

  • Home is an alley in a faraway town

  • Home is the places I've been and where I'd like to go

  • Home

  • I'm always gonna feel at home

  • No matter where I may roam

  • I'm always gonna find my way back home

  • No matter how far I'm gone

  • I'm always gonna feel this longing

  • No matter where I might stay

  • Home is a feather twirling in the air

  • Home is flowers in a windowsill

  • Home is all the things she said to me

  • Home is a photo I never threw away

  • Home is the smile on my face when I die

  • Home is the taste of an apple pie

  • I met a woman, she always lived in the same place

  • And she said home is where you're born and raised

  • And I met a man, he sat looking out to the sea

  • And he said home is where you want to be

  • I met a girl in some downtown bar

  • And she said I'll have whatever he's having

  • And I asked her how come we never met before?

  • And she said all my life I've been trying

  • to get a place of my own

  • I'm always gonna feel at home

  • No matter where I may roam

  • Always gonna find my way back home

  • No matter how far I'm gone

  • I'm always gonna feel this longing

  • No matter where I might stay

  • (Piano music)

  • (Piano music ends)

  • (Applause)

(Guitar music)

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Home Is a Song I've Always Remembered | Teitur | TED Talks

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/07/03
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