Too Close To Home

from by Geraldine Quinn

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lyrics

So many pretty fish…Swimming in a pool too small to breathe in
Never seem to find the thing they need… Until they swim away

So they do their best…hoping all the time they won’t be hated
If their work is too domesticated / Who is gonna pay…
And so the exodus of expats forges on
While the people left behind know something’s wrong

But it’s too close to home…Too close to home
And you’d rather be anywhere…Rather be anywhere but here…
If it’s too hard to fight …and it’s freezing inside…
It’s a wonder you wonder why you’d wanna go home any more

Every time they try
To tell the stories that we think complete us
Somebody reminds that we need to
Tend to our own hearth
But no one wants to dwell….
They’re fussing over every small achievement
While hoping that the next free trade agreement
Won’t break the camel’s heart…
And everyone will do it for no pay
Because the budget’s blown on someone from LA…

Cause we’re too close to home…Too close to home
And you’d rather be anywhere…Rather be anywhere but here…
If there’s something to say …you’d best move away…
It’s a wonder you wonder why you’d wanna go home any more

No one is alone. Everybody’s had that sinking feeling
That the only thing that you believe in might be a mistake

So many pretty tunes. So many different ways to keep reprising
In spite of the things that you delight in
That nothing seems ok…
And it hurts each time you try to write a song
That like an inner-city fox, you don’t belong

And it’s too close to home…Too close to home
And I’d rather be anywhere…Rather be anywhere but here
Maybe in time…When I’ve run out of rhymes…
I'll wanna remember why I wanna go home any more.....anymore…

credits

from Fox Poncing, released May 17, 2017
Geraldine Quinn - vocals, acoustic guitar
Mark Jones - grand piano
Sonja Horbelt - drums
Tristan Courtney - bass

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Geraldine Quinn Melbourne, Australia

Geraldine Quinn is a multi-award-winning writer-actor-songwriter-rock cabaretiér. She's been nominated for 14 Green Room Awards (winning 2), 2 Melbourne Comedy Festival Golden Gibbo Awards (winning in 2011), Best Cabaret in Adelaide Fringe (2013), 2 NZ Fringe Awards (2014) and is a Moosehead Award recipient (2011 and 2014).

She's healthily enamoured of David Bowie and not at all obsessed.
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