"A Place Called Home" as written by and Polly Jean Harvey....
One day I know
We'll find a place of hope
Just hold on to me
Just hold on to me

Walk tight, one line
You're wanted this time
There's no one to blame
Just hold on to me

(Come on) And I'm right on time
(My love) And the birds keep singing
And you're right on line
And the bells keep ringing
(Come on) And the battle is won
(My love) And the planes keep winging
And I'm right on time
One day they'll be a place for us (And the girl keeps singing)

I walk and I wade
Through full lands and lonely
I stumble, I stumble
With you I wait
To be born again
With love comes the day
Just hold on to me

(Come on) And I'm right on time
(My love) And the birds keep singing
And you're right on line
One day they'll be a place for us (And the bells keep ringing)
(Come on) And the battle is won
(My love) And the planes keep winging
And I'm right on time
One day they'll be a place for us (And the girl keeps singing)

Now is the time
To follow through
To read the signs
Now the message sent
Let's bring it to it's final end

(Come on) And I'm right on time
(My love) And the birds keep singing
And you're right on line
One day they'll be a place for us (And the bells keep ringing)
(Come on) And the battle is won
(My love) And the planes keep winging
And I'm right on time
One day they'll be a place for us (And the girl keeps singing)

(Come on) And I'm right on time
(My love) And the birds keep singing
And you're right on line
One day they'll be a place for us (And the bells keep ringing)
(Come on) And the battle is won
(My love) And the planes keep winging
And I'm right on time
One day they'll be a place for us (And the girl keeps singing)

(Come on) One
(My love) day
I (One day they'll be a place for us)
Know
(Come on) They'll be
(My love) A place
Called (One day they'll be a place for us)
Home


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"A Place Called Home" as written by Polly Jean Harvey

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  • +2
    General Commenti think this song is simply about not feeling that there is a place for you yet, knowing that there will be someday, but still searching. also, i think it has to do with a romantic other - one day they'll have the right relationship, even if it's not in sight now. i think it's about the search to belong, despite everything good going on "and i'm right on time, and the birds keep singing..." etc
    i think its also looking forwards in time and thinking how someday she may be domesticated and not just freelancing around living a wild youth or whatever. one day, she'll settle down and have a place where she really belongs.

    one day there'll be a place called home.
    pikachu1559on May 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. I think that it might be something about two people not being able to be together or "have a place called home" for whatever reason. And it's just about holding on until they can finally be together. And agreed, It's one of her best.
    Hysteriaon March 31, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts great. I feel like it's 'busy', it reminds me of the city, its a city song..I dunno jus what i feel from it. She creates his whole atmosphere, he music engrosses me...all aspects of me, especially this song. It reminds me of not fitting in, being the outsider. Perhaps its about lovers who are distant I'm not quite sure, though I'd like to find out.
    productofthe80son April 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe only instruments listed for that track in the liner notes of the CD are
    PJ Harvey - Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
    Mick Harvey - Bass, Precussion
    Rob Ellis - Piano, Drums

    So, it is probably coming from a keyboard. Sounds like it could be a harmonica or accordion tone.
    Mad Slanted Powerson March 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's just about two people who know that they gotta be together, but they can't. Probably one of them have somebody and now it's the appropiate time to end it: "Now is the time/To follow through/To read the signs/Now the message sent/Let's bring it to it's final end"

    I just fucking love this song.
    patreznoron March 13, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe instrument I think is a combo organ, which is basically a fan powered accordian tone - the sustain is just too long for either an accordian or harmonica.
    prozacrefugeeon May 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is incredible. One of PJ Harvey's best. The song has special meaning to me, I'm not sure what she meant by it though.
    Troy3977on April 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. I think that it might be something about two people not being able to be together or "have a place called home" for whatever reason. And it's just about holding on until they can finally be together. And agreed, It's one of her best.
    Hysteriaon March 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalways thought it was a song about funerals (bells ringing, girls singing), someone has died prematurely in life but "there's no-one to blame, just hold onto me" ( the memory of the deseased). It's just their time to die but they'll be reunited with the people they care for in the afterlife.
    Chymeson June 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe bells ringing and the girl singing (along with the fact that "the bride" is right on time, and him being right on line) makes me think of a wedding myself.
    ennuirockson July 22, 2005   Link

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