This post has been written for the #writetribeproblogger challenge October 2017 and the prompt for today is Selecting a song from radio/iPod on shuffle and write the post on that song as a prompt
I will admit that this prompt threw me a little as I was unsure how I would treat a song as a prompt but when I put my iPod on shuffle and started to play, the song that came over took me by surprise and delight as inspiration struck as soon as I heard the opening strains.
The song is titled Coming Home which is the original soundtrack of a beautiful movie I had seen a while back and I had been particularly moved by this song a lot.
Let me tell you a bit about the movie to understand why this song affected me so much! The movie revolves around Kelly a popular country singer but who suffers from alcohol addiction and is unable to handle her fame and success. She undergoes tragedy when she falls off the stage, super drunk and miscarries. A few months in rehab till her husband-manager decided to pull her out early to do a three city tour to promote her music.
Now a recovering alcoholic, she forms sexual liaisons with anyone and everyone, abuses alcohol and falls apart at two of her shows to emerge victorious at the third where she performs this song. It’s truly the song about her coming home as she is struggling to hang onto life through her alcohol induced haze and has decided to give it one more shot. The rendition of the songs is flawless and her fans are delirious with joy to see their favourite singer back in her element.
She commits suicide after this performance, leaving a note for her lover, repeating his words that “Love and fame can’t live in the same place” and advises him to choose love.
When you see her perform the song and hear each word to understand the pain behind it, this song will be about a phoenix rising from the ashes to go roost in that one place where it will feel safe and secure.
It’s a four letter word
A place you go to heal your hurt
It’s an altar, it’s a shelter
One place you’re always welcome
Yes Home is one place where you will always be welcome and it will heal all your hurt and pain. I am a true homebody who loves to have friends over rather than go pub-hopping, loves to do up her house and feels truly rooted in it.
My home is always on my mind – whether at a supermarket or a flea market; I am always looking for something to buy for my home.
I think all of us treasure our homes and need this place to go to at the end of a long workday, a tiring shopping trip and even a vacation.
A pink flamingo, double wide
One bedroom in a high-rise
A mansion on a hill
Where the memories always will
Keep you company whenever you’re alone
After all of my running
I’m finally coming
Going home conjures up images of comfort, warmth and safety. It’s a cocoon where we let ourselves be without any judgement or criticism. Each one of us finds one for ourselves, depending on what we like and where we like it.
We may change many houses to reside in, but each one is lovingly converted into a home to live in.
We all make a home with someone special, for our children or even just for ourselves; but its a basic need we all fulfill to feel secure, safe and fearless. Rich or poor, man or animal – all of us need a home; all of us make a home!
What do feel when you think of HOME? Do you have that one place to call HOME? How important do you think HOME is in all our lives?
If you would like to read the posts on previous prompts:
- 23rd Oct – The monster in my mind
- 20th Oct – Ditch convenience to support sustainable lifestyle
- 16th Oct – Disobedience
- 13th Oct – Bated breath
- 9th Oct – Terminal
- 6th Oct – Nostalgia
- 2nd Oct – Pattern
Also Linking up with Sanch for #fridayreflections
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