Go ahead and think of a song about home. You probably thought of at least 3 or 4 right off the top of your head. While love is the most popular subject of singers and songwriters across the globe, the romantic idea of home is a close second.
Inspiration can come from many places. Sometimes it happens when you are least expecting it. Recently on a business trip in Louisiana I found myself delayed at the airport, sure to miss my connecting flight. Now the last place I’d ever expect to find inspiration is an airport. But it happened. I’m sitting in the terminal on the phone with the airline, well not actually talking to anyone but rather listing to the most amazingly long automated phone queue I’ve ever experienced. Who ever designed this particular phone queue must have wrote algorithms for NASA. I digress.
Home and music. Music and home. The two certainly go together. Outside of love, my best guess is that more songs are written about home than anything else. There is something special about coming home after a long day, an exciting day, a great day or any other kind of day and letting music soothe or pump us up. Home is our special place and music makes it even better.