Heimat

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Heimat (noun): A person's relationship with their native social environment, OR how someone identifies with their homeland. It's a more introspective relationship than nationalism or patriotism (not that this stopped the Nazis from using the term politically). The line "my folks are good to keep me round" is easily the biggest understatement on the whole record.

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This is the place I live
Been here all my life
Never had to pack it up
It collects and multiplies

The city's where I want to be
I take the train half the week
But I don't want to leave until I'm sure
I can stand on my own feet

But how can I change
When my points of reference always stay the same?

It's nice to see the stars
When out walking late at night
But sometimes everything goes black
As I approach each street light

My folks are good to keep me 'round
Although I have to pay the rent
And neither of us wants to stay
In this place permanent

But how can I change
When my points of reference always stay the same?

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from Loanwords, released December 12, 2012

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