Nowhere Is Home

Album: One Day I'm Going to Soar (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • Dexys' lead vocalist Kevin Rowland reflects here on his working class Irish heritage. He explained to The Guardian: "It's a song about rootlessness. Irish nationalism."

    "I used to think, 'I'm Irish, that's my cause,' or, 'I'm working class, that's my tribe' but that kind of identity is not enough," he added. "It's too restrictive, not the real you. It's a badge, a set of clothes. That line, 'Take your Irish stereotype and stick it up your arse,' is me talking to the Irish who embrace that stereotype. Now, I don't know what my identity is."
  • Rowland originally sung "Can't be myself with you" instead of "Nowhere is home to me." He said: "Sometimes you just get an idea, and a deeper meaning suggests itself. I don't regret changing it. It's better."
  • The song was co-written by former Sex Pistols bassist, Glen Matlock.

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