[Analysis] Here in My Home

While not all the parts of the song may resonate with the listener (and I’ll be the first to admit that parts of it does sound pretentious), I will admit that there are parts that resonated strongly with me. This is one of them:

Push back sister, won’t you push back?
Love won’t wait, just keep pushing on
Yeah I’m strong, and you ain’t heavy

Oh, don’t you worry about that,
What we have, the shadows can’t deny
Don’t you know it’s now or never?

Perhaps I’m reading too much into it, but those two stanzas speak to me of multi-racial romantic love and motherhood. I’m reminded of women who’ve lost their children because their father converted into Islam and used it as an excuse to take their children away, deliberately hurting their wives in the process. I’m reminded of a woman whose IC states Muslim but was raised a Hindu being separated from her breast-feeding child because she doesn’t follow the Islamic faith. I’m reminded of women and men, who love a Muslim, but can’t marry them and still hold on to the beliefs that we grew up with.

Can’t we leave religion and race out of love?