30 day song challenge: day 6 – a song that reminds me of somewhere:
“wings” – josh ritter
i remember the first time i heard this song. i knew that josh ritter was from my home “area”, but what struck me was that he was one of the first musicians from my area that made it big in the music that i liked (read: singer/songwriter).
he references towns in the area where i grew up – towns that i spent formative years visiting and spending time in. i could practically see everything he was singing about in my mind’s eye exactly as it was when i last was there.
the line, “it’s my home” basically drove it home for me: it was, and still is to a certain point, my home.
i remember meeting josh ritter a few years ago here in seattle at an in-store appearance. after the show, we chatted about home for a little while, sharing stories about what it was like to grow up in the same area. it was a memory i won’t soon forget.