Pix and Clips: Keb’ Mo’/This Is My Home

I just spotted this beautiful tune and clip by Keb’ Mo’. Since his fantastic collaboration album with Taj Mahal TajMo and seeing the two artists in August 2017 during the tour that supported the record, I’ve come to dig Mo’.

Co-written by Mo’ and John Lewis Parker, This Is My Home is from Mo’s upcoming new album Oklahoma, which is set for release on June 14. “This Is My Home is a love story about people making their way in a changing world,” Mo’ commented. “Immigrant, enslaved or native, we all have a story and a history.”

To me, the lyrics go to the heart and soul of what America has traditionally stood for. Nowadays, unfortunately, this philosophy seems to be in danger. But in countries that have free elections, it’s up to the people to decide what kind of leaders and country they want to have.

Lupe came here from Mexico
About 3 or 4 years go
And the journey, the journey, the journey was long
She got a job at a local factory
Sent money back home to her family
She said, “This is where I belong
This is my home
This is where I belong”

A man arrives from Pakistan
A stranger in the promised land
Mohammed, Mohammed was finally free
He drove day and night in a taxi cab
When people got mean
He didn’t get mad
He knew, this is where I belong
This is my home
This is where I belong

La la la la la la…

Lupe had school on Monday night
When a man walked in who looked just right
Mohammed and Lupe were falling in love
Well they raised a beautiful family
Taught them all their history
They know, this is where they belong
This is their home
This is where they belong

My people came over from Africa
To North and South America
And the journey, the journey, the journey was long
They sacrificed and they paid the price
So I could live this wonderful life
And I know, this is where I belong
This is my home
This is where I belong

La la la la la la…

This is where I belong
This is my home
This is where I belong

Sources: Facebook, YouTube

4 thoughts on “Pix and Clips: Keb’ Mo’/This Is My Home”

  1. Man hört in dem Song die Spielfreude und die offensichtlich gute Stimmung. Von der Strasse und dem Mixing von Big City Blues und dem warmen Süden eines Blind Lemon Jefferson hat keiner den Gradweg besser hinbekommen als Keb Mo.

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    1. Zwar ist dies im Gegensatz zum Blues Album “TajMo” eher Roots/Americana, doch hat es mir Keb’ Mo’ seit diesem Album und dem Konzert zusammen mit Taj Mahal wirklich angetan. Der Mann kommt mir als authentisch herueber and hat einfach eine Klasse Ausstrahlung.

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      1. Keb Mo ist ein ausgezeichneten Musiker. Leider kommen er mir seine Sachen oft zu glatt gebügelt und poliert, ohne Ecken und Kanten. Nett, wenn es leise im Hintergrund läuft, aber nix zum aufmerksam zuhören.

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