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Janie Worm

From the CD Closer to Home

I’m climbing aboard going where I wanna be.
My bow’s pointed North as I drift out to sea.
Jib and tack, got the sun at my back as I’m moving ahead.
Wind in my face, salt water taste, and I know I’m being led.. cause I’m…

Getting a little, getting a little closer.
Getting a little, getting further along.
I’m getting a little, getting a little closer to home.

The ocean’s in my veins. It courses through me.
The drumming of my heart is the rhythm of the sea.
Up and back, am I still on track? The waves lure me on.
I trim my sails as dolphins and whales silhouette in the golden sun, and I’m ….

Getting a little, getting a little closer.
Getting a little, getting further along.
I’m getting a little, getting a little closer to home.

The sun will rise and set.
I haven’t seen the shoreline yet, but I’m ….

Getting a little, getting a little closer.
Getting a little, getting further along.
I’m getting a little, getting a little closer to home.

The evening brings a calm. The stars talk to me.
A celestial song plays on as I listen to the sea.
Back and forth, “Am I still headed north?” I ask the compass of my heart.
Through tearful eyes, color fills the sky as the Northern Lights pierce the dark.

Getting a little, getting a little closer.
Getting a little, getting further along.
I’m getting a little, getting a little closer to home.

From Closer To Home, released 2003.

Credits from the recording:

Janie Worm – music, lyrics, guitar & vocals
Rae Borough – bass guitar
Erica Dorfman – shaker
Miho Takekawa – marimba
Robert Walker – drums

Insider Notes

This song is a metaphor of my journey, and maybe everyone’s journey. I use images the resonate deep within, images that describe the expansiveness of where I have been and where I am going. It’s amazing that we each have a story that is ever unfolding, and we all use our own words to describe it.

What calls you “home” to the center of your being? How would you describe your path, where you’ve been and where you’re going?

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