Thursday, October 29, 2009

Patrianoceu: Heaven's my home!

A few weeks ago, I watched the film The Secret Life of Bees, a lovely tale about the relationships that matter and learning how to love. (It's based on a book of the same title but I haven't read the book.)

In addition to beautiful scenery and pristine character development, the film brings together an amazing soundtrack. I'd watch the film again specifically to listen to the music, because the compilation soundtrack is not available for sale - at least not on iTunes, my only source of royalty-paying music. I did buy some of the source albums, though, and am loving them.

One song has touched me deeply, as much for its title as anything else: Heaven's my Home (by an amazing duo Sam and Ruby). If you read my tagline above, you will see that this is the meaning of my screen name patrianoceu: nationhood in heaven.

The song speaks of a reality different from my own in just about every way imaginable, but the conclusion is the same: my home is in heaven.

Heaven's my Home

When I was born my daddy said I was broken:
beginning of the end of a life I hadn't chosen.
He taught me how to give up, he taught me how to work the system.
But I never had the time and never had the luxury

Life's hard, I've always known that, never been handed no welcome mat.
When I die, please don't cry - 'cause heaven's my home anyhow

Shinin' my shoes seems like time for wasting, 'cause this bright sun is the only shine I need.
They say you only live once, that the light you get's for keeping.
But glory's gonna come and make a new man outta me.

Life's hard, I've always known that, never been handed no welcome mat.
When I die, please don't cry - 'cause heaven's my home anyhow.

When I was born, my face was like the angels that took my father by the hand and said "Life won't be hard now."

Life's hard, I've always known that, never been handed no welcome mat.
When I die, please don't cry 'cause haven's my home anyhow.

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