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by Gabe Berman – the author of Live Like a Fruit Fly

A Letter To Phillip Phillips

I’m sorry I’ve only recently realized this, but “Home” is one of the sweetest, sunniest, most perfect tunes I’ve ever heard.

What caused the delay in my discovery? C’mon man, you’re from Idol. And, well, you know…

Anyway…I listen to this song over and over again while I drive back and forth from Starbucks. Because it’s rock music, and because of the way my head is screwed on, I always assumed you were singing to a specific girl.

But tonight as I was in the car, my soul perked its ears up and it heard something completely different.

Maybe you’re not singing to a girl. Maybe it’s not even you singing in the song. Maybe, just maybe, it’s someone singing to you. Who? You know who.

God.

Listen to your lyrics:

Hold on, to me as we go
As we roll down this unfamiliar road
And although this wave (wave) is stringing us along
Just know you’re not alone
Cause I’m gonna make this place your home

Settle down, it’ll all be clear
Don’t pay no mind to the demons
They fill you with fear
The trouble it might drag you down
If you get lost, you can always be found

Just know you’re not alone
Cause I’m gonna make this place your home

Even if I’m wrong about this on the surface, I’m right.

Thank you for reminding us that we’re not alone,
gabe

My new book is out: The Complete Bullshit-Free and Totally Tested Writing Guide: How To Make Publishers, Agents, Editors & Readers Fall In Love With Your Work

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5 thoughts on “A Letter To Phillip Phillips

  1. Vonda Lavway on said:

    Great thoughts…that’s what is great about this song…it can be interpreted in so many ways and crazy as it is…they are all correct. The lyrics are not exactly tangible…it’s how it touches each individual. That’s what makes this song the BEST! It always is a perfect fit!

  2. Laurie Hogan ( Admin for a Phil Phillips Fan Page) on said:

    I have shared this with my Phil Phillips fan page and posted the question, What are your thoughts on this letter. Thanks for sending it our way. Hoping for some interesting responses..Admin Laurie

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