Eleanor Nicolás


Eleanor Nicolás

Eleanor Nicolás,

Amsterdam, Netherlands:

This House Feels Like A Home

Writers:
Story Source: Eleanor Nicolás
Musical Sherpas: Marieke Slovin, Malcolm Brooks
Vocal: Marieke Slovin
Artwork: Eleanor Nicolás



When Eleanor Nicolás was a child, her family moved so frequently that Eleanor told her parents where she herself had decided to grow up.
 
I was born in Botswana
But I don’t remember it
Then we moved to Zimbabwe
But I don’t remember that either
 
Dad was posted to Geneva
But we lived in France
At the school I was ignored
 
I want to say
This house feels like a home
This house feels like a home
 
Playing on the grass with my guinea pig
When they threw the excrement
I was scared to practise on my bicycle
‘Cause they would come and knock me over
 
Things got better in Virginia
I didn’t feel like a foreigner
I had lots of friends
 
I want to say
This house feels like a home
This house feels like a home
 
My dad got posted to Turkey
That was a terrible shock
My sisters and I were harassed
Because we were blue eyed and blonde
 
Then I told my parents
I was tired of moving
I want to go to England
 
I want to say
This house feels like a home
This house feels like a home
 
Sometimes I’m still migrating in my mind
But when I close the door
I can leave it all behind
 
I want to say
This house feels like a home
This house feels like a home