Coming Home

"Homecoming"
Green Day
2004

Every journey ends with a homecoming, whether it's a simple trip to the store or an epic modern quasi-religious rock opera. Read more about Coming Home

Such A Winter's Day

"California Dreamin'"
The Mamas and the Papas
1965

Not all travel is moving forward. Eventually, you have to head home. Read more about Such A Winter's Day

It's Very Far

"2000 Miles"
The Pretenders
1983

In the dead of winter, many families gather for the holidays from all over the country, and sometimes all over the world. But some distances are still too great to overcome. Read more about It's Very Far

An Acre of Land

"Scarborough Fair/Canticle"
Simon & Garfunkel
1966
"Scarborough Fair"
Martin Carthy
1965
"The Elfin Knight"
Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger
1961

There has been a fair in the Yorkshire village of Scarborough since 1253. But the song we now know as "Scarborough Fair," or in the Simon & Garfunkel version "Scarborough Fair/Canticle," didn't find its way to Scarborough until the nineteenth century. Read more about An Acre of Land

I'll Be With Her

"Midnight Train to Georgia"
Gladys Knight and the Pips
1973

On May 10, 1869, Leland Stanford drove a golden railroad spike through a tie of California laurel wood to complete the first transcontinental rail line in the United States, allowing Americans to travel coast to coast, including from L.A. to Georgia. Read more about I'll Be With Her

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