This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)

Talking Heads – This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)

This song always fills me with a sense of melancholy. It was released just when we moved from right outside NYC up to small town Maine. I was about to turn 16, the age at which my mother would allow you to go into the city with a friend (but without parents!), and suddenly that was gone.

I hated small town Maine. It felt so remote, so behind the times. No one listened to the same music, no one dressed like we did, our hair styles were different. This song, with the line, ”Home, it’s where I want to be but I guess I’m already there…” summed it up perfectly.