Parade - How Can I Call This Home? Lyrics

2023 Broadway revival
Parade the Musical - How Can I Call This Home? Lyrics

I go to bed at night
Hoping when I wake
This will all be gone
Like it was just a dream
And I'll be home again
Back again in Brooklyn
Back with people who look like I do
And talk like I do
And think like I do
But then
The sun rises in Atlanta again...

These people make me tense
I live in fear they'll start a conversation
These people make no sense
They talk and I just stare and shut my mouth
It's like a foreign land
I didn't understand
That being Southern's not just being in the South
Whan I look out on all this
How can I call this Home?

These men belong in zoos
It's like they've never joined civilization
The Jews are not like Jews
I thought that Jews were Jews
But I was wrong

I thought I would be fine
But four years down the line
With ev'ry word it's very clear
I don't belong
I don't cuss, I don't drawl
So how can I call this home?

Home calls,
And I'm free of the Southern breeze
Free of magnolia trees and endless sunshine!
Evermore lives the dream of Atlanta
But not mine!
Not mine

We stand together
In this great state of Georgia

A Yankee with a college education
Who by his own design
Is trapped inside the land
That time forgot

Strong and proud

I'm trapped inside this life
And trapped beside a wife
Who would prefer that I said
"Howdy" not "Shalom"

Well I'm sorry Lucille
But I feel what I feel
And this place is surreal
So How can I call this home!

Review: Parade the Musical Lyrics
How Can I Call This Home Lyrics Parade

Parade the Musical Lyrics

The Old Red Hills of Home
The Dream of Atlanta
How Can I Call This Home?
The Picture Show
Leo At Work/ What Am I Waiting For?
I Am Trying to Remember...
There is a Fountain/ It Don't Make Sense
Real Big News
You Don't Know This Man
The Trial: Hammer of Justice
Twenty Miles From Marietta
Factory Girls/ Come Up to My Office
My Child Will Forgive Me
That's What He Said
It's Hard to Speak My Heart
Closing Statements and Verdict
Rumblin' and a Rollin
Do It Alone
Pretty Music
This Is Not Over Yet
Blues: Feel the Rain Fall
Where Will You Stand When the Flood Comes?
All the Wasted Time