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Where the Heart Is

© 2008 Naomi Rivkis and Callie Hills

Am Dm Am
\S: My gr andmother  came from Od essa
Am Dm Am
\S:  Walked across  Europe to get to the  sea
Am Dm Am
\S: She s ailed the Atl antic in  winter
Am Dm F Am
\S: To the pl ace where my gr andfather  said he would  be.


Am Dm Am
\S: She p ushed through the cr owd at the dockside to r each him
Am Dm Am
\S: He sw ung her up  high and he kissed her sweet sm ile
Am Dm Am
\S: He s aid as they  walked through the loud foreign  city,
Am Dm F Am
\S: "This  may become  home, but it  could take a wh ile."
Dm Am Dm Am
\N: But she  just shook her h ead at the str ain in his  eyes,
Am Dm Am
\N: Said, "I  followed my  heart, and the heart never  lies.
Dm Am Dm Am
\N: I will  never forg et how I  loved my own  land
Am Dm Am
\N: But we'll  make a true  home in the place where we  stand
Am Dm F Am
\N: Because  home is wher ever you  reach for my  hand."
Am Dm Am
\S: I was  born to the  lights of Manh attan,
Dm Am
\S: Knew the pulse of the  subway too deeply to  speak
Dm Am
\S: Your spirit was  bound to the  mountains
Dm F Am
\S: And I loved you bef ore I had  known you a  week.


Am Dm Am
\S: I  drove all al one through the high plains and  prairies
Dm Am
\S: To the warmth and the  wit that had struck my heart  through;
Dm Am
\S: You smiled as you  showed me your forests and  flowers
Dm F Am
\S: But your eyes held the  question my  grandfather  knew.
Dm Am Dm Am
\S: But I  said, "I will  learn to love  wide western  skies
Am Dm Am
\S: For I  followed my  heart and the heart never  lies.
Dm Am Dm Am
\S: I will  never forg et how I  love my own  land
Dm Am
\S: But I'll make a true  home in the place where I  stand
Am Dm F Am
\S: Because  home is wher ever you  reach for my  hand."
Am Dm Am
\N: The  water kept  rising unn oticed,
Dm Am
\N: A little bit  higher and wilder each  year
Dm Am
\N: Came a  time when we couldn't de ny it:
Dm F Am
\N: That our home in the  hills would too  soon disapp ear


Am Dm Am
\N: We  saved all our  money and spoke to the  children,
Dm Am
\N: Signed up with these  colonists heading for  space,
Dm Am
\N: Now we hold the kids  high: a last look out the  viewport,
Dm F Am
\N: You watch the Earth  fade through the  tears on your  face
Dm Am Dm Am
\S: And I  can't speak ill usions, the  pain to disg uise
Am Dm Am
\S: But we've br ought our hearts  here and the heart never  lies.
Dm Am Dm Am
\A: We will  never for get how we  love our own  land
Am Dm Am
\A: But our  family's tog ether through starlight or  sand
Am Dm F Am
\A: And  home is wher ever we  reach for your  hand.

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