I Don’t Want to Go Home

This week’s edition of my perfect afternoon of music enjoyment (or more, if I dole out bits of listening to the program at a time), BBC 6 Music’s Guy Garvey’s Finest Hour, just finished an hour before I sat down to write this. The archive was already pasted up on the BBC Sounds site at that point; bonus! I had a look at the full playlist; kind of like browsing the front window of a shop before deciding to step in and check out all the wares on offer. (Then, a few other activities and matters took my attention, including eating ravenously after a strenuous Zwift bike training session, an impromptu porch visit with one of our boys, a Zoom connection with friends and strangers, dinner and an episode of BBC TV’s Escape to the Country, then wading into a Facebook debate about the validity of our Canadian government’s ban on the private ownership of murderous, battlefield-style weapons.)

But, back to the song choice for today. It’s written and played by Nick Mulvey, whom Garvey has toured with, and to whom he sent his best wishes when introducing the track. 

Ever been in a situation where you didn’t want to go home? Not so much because you didn’t care for those you lived with, but maybe you just didn’t want the present moment to end? And often, it’s the opposite… after a fabulous holiday, there’s no more excellent feeling than approaching your home, knowing it’s there to welcome and keep you after a long journey. 

“So I don’t want to go home
Cause I’m already home
I think of you I’ve always known
Nobody’s ever born alone
In the fire I find the snow
Illusion come illusion go
In the fire I find the snow
Illusion come illusion go”

(from “I Don’t Want to Go Home,” by Nick Mulvey)

Now you know a little about why this is my song of the day for today. Thanks for joining me here, and please enjoy.

Here’s the official video for the song from Nick Mulvey’s YouTube channel:

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