Your Hometown Remains The Same

As soon as he gets there, he wants to be elsewhere/As soon as he leaves, it’s pulling him back

You can live where you want but you can’t choose your hometown/Your parents do that…

Kate Miller-Heidke was singing about her husband and musical collaborator Keir Nuttall in the chorus of her unreleased song Toowoomba. However, she could have as easily been describing anyone’s mixed feelings about their hometown. More to the point, I’ve always felt quite strongly that she was, as if had seen inside my brain, revealing my own complicated outlook on the Garden City.

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