Jack Howard – Home Is Where The Heart Is

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Studio  4:04 Jack Howard Home Is Where The Heart Is single. Moderately common. Available new in digital form. N/A.

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Commentary

Jack notes on his bandcamp:

This is a song about Melbourne – written for the official 2016 Melbourne Day celebrations. It’s my story of growing up in the north-western suburbs to my life playing in a rock’n’roll band. Enjoy!

 

Lyrics

Drove home around the western ring road
From the deep north to the beach
From the freeway you can see the trestle bridge and the new estates
There used to be a band called Essendon Airport
Now the airport’s just a shopping mall
This drive is in my blood, it’s in my DNA,
And the memories look like

Coburg drive-in, Princes park, the Brunswick municipal band
And for a big night out in the city

Dad and mum lookin pretty
We’d make our way down Swanston St
Where we’d hit the Classic Cafe
For a lime milkshape and a bucket of chips and two potato cakes

Home is where the heart is
And the heart of it all is here in Melbourne

As the years went on, I got to know this city pretty well
Working at McEwans, playin’ in a rock’n’roll band
Didn’t need no Melways to find my way around
Cruising in my old HD
Breakin all the rules

From the Crystal Ballroom to the Village Green
From the Jump Club to the Sentimental Bloke
And for a big night out in the city
We’d all hit Fitzroy St
At two in the morning
Topolinos for a cappriciosa and a crown lager
Before the long drive home
With the windows wound down