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comment by briandmyers
briandmyers  ·  3937 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What is a song that is explicitly about where you're from?

Dave Dobbyn - Welcome Home

About coming home to NZ. Gets me every time.

    tonight I am feeling for you

    under the state of a strange land

    you have sacrificed much to be here

    there but for grace as I offer my hand

    welcome home, i bid you welcome, i bid you welcome

    welcome home from the bottom of my heart

    out here on the edge

    the empire is fading by the day

    and the world is so weary in war

    maybe we'll find that new way

    so welcome home, see i made a space for you now

    welcome home from the bottom of our heart

    welcome home from the bottom of our hearts

    keep it coming now - keep it coming now

    youll find most of us here with our hearts wide open

    keep it coming now - keep on coming now

    keep it coming now - keep on coming now

    theres a woman with her hands trembling - haere mai

    and she sings with a mountains memory - haere mai

    theres a cloud the full length of these isles

    just playing chase with the sun

    and its black and its white and its wild

    all the colours are one

    so welcome home, i bid you welcome, I bid you welcome

    welcome home from the bottom of our hearts

    welcome home, see i made a space for you now

    welcome home from the bottom of our hearts

    from the bottom of our hearts