"Hometown Waltz" as written by and Rufus Wainwright....
The drummers and jugglers in Montreal
Don't even exist at all
So I'm tearing up these tarot cards and Venetians clowns
Antique shops and alcoholic homosexuals

You may ask why I want to torch my home town
Partly it's bitterness and hopping 'round and 'round again
On Ontario Street looking up
Maybe I'll catch him on his way to the show

You travel the world and find all the answers
Everything operates on the unattainable's
And then you hear your mother laugh attached to the phone
Could have walked around the block 'cause all roads lead to
home

Say, will you ever ever ever know,
Ever ever ever fly away?
Will you ever ever ever go,
Ever ever ever find a way?


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"Hometown Waltz" as written by Rufus Wainwright

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    General CommentI can't BELIEVE nobody's commented on this song... it's gorgeous. Rufus rocks.
    Behelzebubon August 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti LOVE this song! I can't believe it either...
    Rosemageon June 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe drummers and jugglers in Montreal
    Don't even exist at all
    So I'm tearing up these tarot cards and Venetian clowns
    Antique shops and alcoholic homosexuals

    You may ask why I want to torch my home town
    Partly it’s bitterness and hopping around
    And ‘round again on Ontario Street looking up
    Maybe I'll catch him on his way to the show

    You travel the world and find all the answers
    Ev'rything operates on the unattainable
    And then you hear your mother laugh attached to the phone
    Could have walked around the block, ‘cause all roads lead to home

    Say, will you ever, ever, ever know?
    Ever, ever, ever fly away?
    Will you ever, ever, ever go?
    Ever, ever, ever find a way?
    maitininon January 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about how "travelling out to find your way home" is a waste of time as there's nothing special to be found out there. So eventually you'll end back home plus the frustration of that this greener grass you thought you'd find wasn't to be found anywhere.
    maitininon January 30, 2008   Link

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