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‘Cause my heart has found its home

In the past, when I thought of traveling I listened to Dido’s song “Sand in my Shoes.

I’ve still got sand in my shoes
And I can’t shake the thought of you

Now, though, I find myself listening to Dido’s “Look No Further” instead.

I might have been a singer
Who sailed around the world
A gambler who wins millions
And spent it all on girls

I might have been a poet
Who walked upon the moon
A scientist who would tell the world
I discovered something new

I might have loved a king
And been the one to end a war
A criminal who drinks champagne
And never could be caught

But among your books
Among your clothes
Among the noise and fuss
I’ve let it go

I can stop and catch my breath
And look no further for happiness
And I will not turn again
‘Cause my heart has found its home

Everyone I’ll never meet
And the friends I won’t now make
The adventures that they could have been
And the risks I’ll never take

But among your books
Among your clothes
Among your noise and fuss
I’ve let it go

I can stop and catch my breath
And look no further for happiness
And I will not turn again
‘Cause my heart has found its home

Home is home and I don’t want to end up anywhere else.

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Quietly Concerned

Last week I went to my South African friend’s, Kyle Meenehan’s, launch of his debut EP “Homeless.”

Check out his music here:
http://www.quietlyconcerned.com/

Or download it for free here:
http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/432520/quietly-concerned

This guy’s folk music is amazing.  Arguably even more impressive, however, is his dedication to social justice.  He donates 50% of the gross earnings of his music to charity.  Consequently, even though you can download it for free, doesn’t that make you want to donate a little bit?

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