WATCH THIS! Home:Word by Magnetic North, my high school friend’s cousin’s hip hop band. I love how they’re a band that really speaks into the Asian American identity in terms of school, success, entertainment industry, and not letting these defined stereotypes become our false identities.
I really love this song about discovering home and who the self really is. I think this is my own journey right now in really discovering myself and where home is or what it means to me. I really do feel like Copenhagen will be where I find these two. And the video! So touching through the scenes and story. It really hits the heart and homesickness for family, especially the scenes with the mother-daughter relationship. Love you, Mom and Dad, for all the hard work you’ve done to put me through college, and just the love you show, despite the times I forget to Skype or video chat or even seem to neglect or acknowledge your hard work.
I Gotta get get gotta gotta get home
Hadn’t thought it possible
But I’ve forgotten my own road
Thought I was so unstoppable
Forgot my ego
Then it topple down like dominoes
A prodigal soul
But now I’m running no more
Took out my airbags
Used to hate starin at myself, now I stare back
momma push my hair back, tell me a secret
You never know home baby girl till you leave it.
Used to think home was a physical place
A space where you live and you lay.
Your head to rest and wake up on a typical day.
An address for you to get deliveries made
But I’m home sick though
In my own zipcode
Wissful zoom in like a fish in a fish bowl
Wishful what am I searching for
I’m looking for a place where I don’t search no more