One of my favorite Billy Joel songs comes from his first live album, “Songs in the Attic”, which is a compilation of songs from his early days, before the release of his album, "The Stranger" (which, thankfully, means that there are NO songs from “Uptown Girl” included. That’s because, as we all know, Billy Joel experienced a musical brain fart during this period of his career.)
Anyway, the song I am referring to is “You're My Home”, and it is one of the most beautiful love songs I have ever heard:
“When you touch my weary head
And you tell me everything will be alright….
Well I’ll never be a stranger,
And I’ll never be alone.
Wherever we’re together
That’s my home.”
As my daughter leaves to return to college today after a brief visit home to attend to some family business, I am reminded of this song. I hope that she and all my children always harbor strong feelings of self-confidence and self-assurance because of the sense of home, family, and security their father and I always try to instill in them.