REM: Oh my Heart Meaning
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Song Released: 2011
Oh my Heart Lyrics
a new take on faith
pick up the pieces
get carried away
i came home to city half erased
i came home to face what we faced
this place needs me here to start
this place is the beat of my heart
anonymous Nov 16th, 2016 11:39am report
The depth of the song is revealed in not the physical changes of New Orleans but the loss of the memories Stipe had connected to pre-Katrina New Orleans. It was special to him, and now it's gone. And in the memories that were physically reduced to rubble, so were was his life - and him as well, symbolically died in that disaster.
This song is an extension of the phrase "You can't go home again." While it traditionally refers to a childhood hometown, this song shows it can mean a lot about a place you came of age or other personal development that's now long gone.
anonymous Aug 25th, 2011 8:08pm report
A person returning to new orleans after katrina......beautiful song..
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