This Must Be the Place

Home… dream on. 1st Aug 2017

Neve did a last-minute check of all things electrical. Then Rat came behind her and powered the computer. She half-heartedly scowled at him. He accessed iTunes and scrolled and selected – oh what a surprise – Talking Heads, This Must be the Place. He sang along that home was where he wanted to be.

“Is this appropriate just as we’re leaving?” Neve asked.

“For the sake of my sanity, please change that tune,” Kaz shouted from the utility room.

“But listen to this,” Rat said. “The words are bang on. And the drums, I love the drums!”

“Led’s best for drums,” Neve said. “John Bonham’s Moby Dick.”

“No words. But I’ll grant you Whole Lotta Love.”


114 words, submitted for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Home

Not entirely new… an excerpt from wip: Learning to Fly. And for those unfamiliar with the song… (expect a long intro, about 1:05)

Home is where I want to be
Pick me up and turn me around
I feel numb, born with a weak heart
I guess I must be having fun
The less we say about it the better
Make it up as we go along
Feet on the ground, head in the sky
It’s okay, I know nothing’s wrong, nothing
Oh! I got plenty of time
Oh! You got light in your eyes
And you’re standing here beside me
I love the passing of time
Never for money, always for love
Cover up and say goodnight, say goodnight
Home, is where I want to be
But I guess I’m already there
I come home, she lifted up her wings
I guess that this must be the place
I can’t tell one from the other
I find you, or you find me?
There was a time before we were born
If someone asks, this is where I’ll be, where I’ll be oh!
We drift in…
[source: Lyric Find]

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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39 Responses to This Must Be the Place

  1. Jen Goldie says:

    Very nicely done Crispina! Especially with the addition of music. 🙂

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  2. Whole lotta love for the story, those lyrics and that video! 🙂

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  3. Laleh Chini says:

    Very interesting Crispina.

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  4. Dale says:

    This was great! Love the putting together of the story, music and association to your WIP… and this is a great song, to boot. And I don’t know why I didn’t get my notification in my emails…

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    • Oh dear, that gremlin is getting to be a nuisance. You’re not alone in suffering. And yea, the song: Learning To Fly has songs all the way through, though copyright won’t allow me to insert the words. But it’s a major source of discord between Neve and Raesan, and the magnet that attracts her to Rat. Music is important to her life, music with muscle, as she says. And this track just says it all.

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  5. Haha – just as they were leaving, too! I found it funny.

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  6. That was a very sweet and crisp tale, so like you! I love the lyrics of the song too. I listen to it for sure😊

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  7. Indira says:

    Nice post, dear. Thanks for the lyrics, it makes easy to follow the song for me.

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