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Song Stories

“Home”

Glasser | 2010

Through a mere four lines long, Glasser's Cameron Mesirow packs a big idea into the lyrics of her debut single. "'Home' is about being scared of trusting things that I need to depend on," she said. "I move around a lot, and so home is merely a concept of comfort." She followed the album with a companion film, A Flaw in the Flat Screen, inw hich she did interpretive dances to parts of her songs.

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“Road to Nowhere”

Talking Heads | 1985

A cappella harmonies give way to an a fuller arrangement blending pop and electro-disco on "Road to Nowhere," but the theme remains constant: We're on an eternal journey to an undefined destination. The song vaulted back into the news a quarter century after it was a hit when Gov. Charlie Crist used it in his unsuccessful 2010 campaign for the U.S. Senate in Florida. "It's this little ditty about how there's no order and no plan and no scheme to life and death and it doesn't mean anything, but it's all right," Byrne said with a chuckle.

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