Whenever I am feeling low
I look around me and I know
There’s a place that will stay within me
Wherever I may choose to go
I will always recall the city
Know every street and shore
Sail down the river which brings us life
Winding through my Singapore
This is home truly, where I know I must be
Where my dreams wait for me, where that river always flows
This is home surely, as my senses tell me
This is where I won’t be alone, for this is where I know it’s home
When there are troubles to go through
We’ll find a way to start anew
There is comfort in the knowledge
That home’s about its people too
So we’ll build our dreams together
Just like we’ve done before
Just like the river which brings us life
There’ll always be Singapore
( Repeat Chorus )
For this is where I know it’s home
This was a song performed by the Singapore contingent during one of their Port-of-Call performances. I know the song was meant to be about Singapore, but this song just perfectly described how I feel right now.
Yes, I’m home safe, sound, and in one big, generous piece.
I stayed with professional bird watchers in Fukushima, with a politician mother in Jakarta, a banker in Bangkok, student and NGO volunteer in Ho Chi Minh, and a crazy elementary school principal in Manila.
But now I’m home.