How do the lyrics of this song manage to bridge the gap between egocentrism and a sense of community? Is this a familiar theme in pop music?
Is this perhaps to emphasize that the places we live are like gerunds (part verbs, part nouns)—both active/moving and stationary at the same time? Why might Hogan spend so much of this writing exploring how a sense of home tends to be a temporary, transforming thing? What might be meant by the eerie image of Hogan finding blue thread from her skirt and hair from her daughter’s comb in a bird’s nest at the end of this piece?